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Dire Straits — The Bug
Album: On Every Street
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7.4

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Total ratings: 851









Released: 1991
Length: 4:10
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well it's a strange old game - you learn it slow
One step forward and it's back to go
You're standing on the throttle
You're standing on the brakes
In the groove 'til you make a mistake

Sometimes you're the windshield
Sometimes you're the bug
Sometimes it all comes together baby
Sometimes you're a fool in love
Sometimes you're the Louisville slugger baby
Sometimes you're the ball
Sometimes it all comes together baby
Sometimes you're going to lose it all

You gotta know happy - you gotta know glad
Because you're gonna know lonely
And you're gonna know bad
When you're rippin' and a ridin' and you're coming on strong
You start slippin' and a slidin' and it all goes wrong, because

Sometimes you're the windshield
Sometimes you're the bug
Sometimes it all comes together baby
Sometimes you're a fool in love
Sometimes you're the Louisville slugger baby
Sometimes you're the ball
Sometimes it all comes together baby
Sometimes you're going to lose it all

One day you got the glory
One day you got none
One day you're a diamond
And then you're a stone
Everything can change
In the blink of an eye
So let the good times roll
Before we say goodbye, because

Sometimes you're the windshield
Sometimes you're the bug
Sometimes it all comes together baby
Sometimes you're a fool in love
Sometimes you're the Louisville slugger baby
Sometimes you're the ball
Sometimes it all comes together baby
Sometimes you're going to lose it all

Sometimes you're the windshield
Sometimes you're the bug
Sometimes it all comes together baby
Sometimes you're a fool in love
Sometimes you're the Louisville slugger baby
Sometimes you're the ball
Sometimes it all comes together baby
Sometimes you're going to lose it all
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Great rhythm work.
 On_The_Beach wrote:


Not sure why Tomasni gets so many down-votes?
His comment was very positive.   
 
Haters gonna hate.
 Tomasni wrote:
Long Live                                                                                                                        Radio Paradise
Thank you  Dire Straits for EVERYTHING
Dire Straits
The Bug

8 -> 9  from me  
 

Not sure why Tomasni gets so many down-votes?
His comment was very positive.   
 khardog145 wrote:
DIRE STRAITS  - A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY/A LITTLE BIT ROCK AND ROLL!  {#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Bananajumprope}{#Bananasplit}CAN'T SIT STILL TO THIS ONE.
 
A class act
For those who like jousting... Sometimes, the knight kills the dragon. Other times, the dragon kills the knight.
A fun track, from what I recall was a rather weak album.   (But they can't all be "Brothers In Arms")
Great album and song...awful cover art...
Fresh  youthful touch fr the beatifull 90s,,Yea
Long Live                                                                                                                        Radio Paradise
Thank you  Dire Straits for EVERYTHING
Dire Straits
The Bug

8 -> 9  from me  
 Tomasni wrote:
I am thinking 9 - OUTSTANDING .....
 

I love so much rock music, i think that most of great song  like this are
OUTSTANDING.

DIRE STRAITS  - A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY/A LITTLE BIT ROCK AND ROLL!  {#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Bananajumprope}{#Bananasplit}CAN'T SIT STILL TO THIS ONE.
 kanabeanz@gmail.com wrote:
great track - you're rocking today RP

 
Mary Chapin Carpenter did a very respectable cover of this song back in the day.  Worth a listen.
 (Banned) wrote:
Once again, the British ripping off an American genre (Country Music)  :-)   Just f-ing kidding!!! ...or am I?   Bwa ha ha ;-)
 
And where did Country music come from i wonder?
great track - you're rocking today RP
Once again, the British ripping off an American genre (Country Music)  :-)   Just f-ing kidding!!! ...or am I?   Bwa ha ha ;-)
 I agree and they should call it Mark Knopfler!  ;-)
msymmes wrote:
That Dire Straits guitar twang...  It's not country.   It's not western.   It's either Mark or their producer ?

But they should patent it.

 


That Dire Straits guitar twang...  It's not country.   It's not western.   It's either Mark or their producer ?

But they should patent it.


{#Bananasplit}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananasplit}
 Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you.
I love doing my Elvis impersonation while singing this song. I'm sure The King would have covered it.
love it ! line dance anyone?
Fun. Goofy lyrics that are also very wise. Me likey. But then, imho, Mr. Knopfler and the Dires seldom misfired. 

 
A fun song from an underrated album, IMO.
An old time favorite of mine from so many years ago. Great to hear it again!
This is a great addition to the RP library, I think. I was excited to hear it!
 paultron wrote:
one of my favorite songs off one of my favorite albums!
 

I've been wanting to hear this song on the radio forever.  Thanks for playing.
one of my favorite songs off one of my favorite albums!