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Mark Knopfler — You Can't Beat The House
Album: Get Lucky
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 175









Released: 2009
Length: 3:22
Plays (last 30 days): 0
You can't fool a fooler
I can tell
when a John got jazzed
by a jezebel
You can't bear the house
You can't bear the house
Tell the man somebody
You can't beat the house

When these horn dogs
get lucky with dough
they'll blow it on the roosters
and the girls of Smokey Row
You can't bear the house
You can't bear the house
Tell the man somebody
You can't beat the house

You want to buy you a dance
don't buy it here
It's all skin games and jelly roll
red-eye and beer
They're all as mean as rat snakes
all got knives in their boots
Even the piano player, man
he don't care who he shoots

See that little homewrecker
in the bathroom
She'll pick your pocket
with her pet raccoon
You can't bear the house
You can't bear the house
Tell the man somebody
You can't beat the house
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just cant beat a mark knopfler sound.. sweet, and makes me get up and dance
j7 wrote:
I feel a bit uncomfortable rating Knopfler a 3, but this is kinda lame, overdone blues......snore.

 My exact thoughts.



I'm likin' it. Sweet guitar and sorta old timey...

Mark Knopfler  - Interview & Showing his magic on an acoustic guitar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_7feGF9TA8

 ellenaut wrote:

I thought it was pretty bland at first - but as I listened, I arrived (metaphorically) in the dive he's singing in... I think I want another taste. I think I trust this guy. Yeah, I like it alright. He knows what he's talking about.


 
good description—-i reacted similarly and who doesn't love a gambling metaphor.

Brilliant!!

Just a one-take recording in Mark's rediculous studio... It's not completely flawless but you gotta love it!

8
Can't beat the house, but I give it an 8 anyway.  Must be nice to play the music you want, appeal to the entire world, and not give a damn. 
Thanks Mark and Bill!

I thought it was pretty bland at first - but as I listened, I arrived (metaphorically) in the dive he's singing in... I think I want another taste. I think I trust this guy. Yeah, I like it alright. He knows what he's talking about.


I feel a bit uncomfortable rating Knopfler a 3, but this is kinda lame, overdone blues......snore.
Hmm...  this is nice, but not as nice as some of his other solo work!  I look forward to hearing other songs off this new album.
Always enjoy his guitar playing but this feels a bit generic.
Very nice! Bluesy!