Dire Straits - Setting Me Up Lyrics




You say I'm the greatest bound for glory
Well the word is out and I learned
I got the latest side of the story
You're pulling out before you get burned

Well your hands are squeezing me down to the bone
I never saw you breaking no law
Stands to reason I've got to leave you alone
What you take me for

You're setting me up to put me down
You're making me out to be your clown
You're just setting me up to put me down
You better give it up
Quit your messing around

You think I care about your reaction
You think I don't understand
All you wanted was a piece of the action
Now you talk about another man





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Dire Straits Setting Me Up Comments
  1. alice s.b

    Hey there people. I've just been introduced to Dire Straits's songs, but I'd like a recommendation for which album should I start to listen to first: Brothers in Arms or this one?

  2. Nick Riviera

    CHICKEN PIK MA CHIKEN MCNUGGET YOU FOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. M J B

    The mighty Pick Withers pounding those floor toms @ 01:20, damn he’s good!

  4. Ian Hatfield

    Definitely a guitar virtuoso

  5. weburnitatbothends

    Fucking golden gorgeousness

  6. Tony Kaluzny

    setting me up :P

  7. poderoso thor

    os seres humanos são incríveis !

  8. Carlos Esteban Diéguez

    Amazing!!!

  9. Bob Risse

    He only had to make beautiful music after this album.

  10. Bob Risse

    He made his mark (no pun intended) with this album. This is perfection.

  11. Francis Ferretti

    That Ain't Country music lol#!!!

  12. Kliq Only

    Waylon did it better

  13. L Barrier

    TELL YOUTUBE LYRICS POSTER GUY HE'S FIRED

    You say I'm the greatest bound for glory
    Well the word is out and I learned
    I got the latest side of the story
    You're pulling out before you get burned
    Well your hands are squeezing me down to the bone
    I never saw you breaking no law
    Stands to reason I've got to leave you alone
    What you take me for
    You're setting me up to put me down
    You're making me out to be your clown
    You're just setting me up to put me down
    You better give it up
    Quit your messing around
    You think I care about your reaction
    You think I don't understand
    All you wanted was a piece of the action
    Now you talk about another man.

  14. Geek37

    Reminds me of Jerry Reed. And that's an excellent thing. I swear I hear the influence here.

    Dogs Of War

    Definitely eh 👌

  15. Lucas

    My actually playliat:
    Setting me up - Dire Straits
    Fiebre - Sumo
    You Gotta Move - Fred McDowell

    Dogs Of War

    Then you add "Jerry Reed - Amos Moses" to it

    Nick Riviera

    Sumo for eva

  16. Toni Todoric

    I had a girl with a six-blade knife... :(

  17. Ego y los céntricos

    quitando el de brian may en invisible man, no hay solo mejor que este

    Gerardo Laborde

    Sobre gustos, no hay nada escrito, pero creo que deberías tener en cuenta, por ejemplo, el sólo de Anhoter Brick un the Wall (parte 2), que es una de las obras más increíbles hechas en gtr. Hay miles de solos tremendamente bien logrados, en Silver and Gold de U2, The Edge la destroza, y si de repente quieres algo más sofisticado, podrías ver, no sin antes sentarte bien cómodo, y darle todo el volumen a una obra maestra de Steve Vai que se llama Tender Surrender, ahí, vas a ver, de lo que es capaz un músico de otro planeta. Amigo, saludos! Viva la música!

  18. Cygnus Floyd

    Goddamn, this Rockabilly, Dylanesque masterpiece!

  19. Stargazer

    This is genius.

  20. Dwayne Wladyka

    A great album, by a great band. Muff Winwood, Steve Winwood's older brother produced this album. Love this song. The country/rockabilly influences are quite evident on this track.

  21. kedrigenn

    This is what the Clampetts grooved to :D

  22. tom johnston

    If you a hot sexy young boy you can set me up to be your clown just let me love IT but don't break my heart cause I am sensitive in all sorts of ways and forms

  23. jim gunn

    Thanks Geert Mook!

  24. larry mcneely

    One of he best songs ever and ever and ever...

  25. Lolly Ludwig

    I was only 8 years old when this musuc came out!!
    Still sounds good!!
    Forever Dire Straits!!💋💋💋💋✌😘

    Frikandelbroodje _

    I was -27😂

  26. Deano

    It really doesn't get much better than this!

  27. larry mcneely

    one of the best solos ever

    Michael Ciancetta

    groove in this solo is mind blowing!!!

  28. Monotone

    THE TONE

  29. fatbackbass

    one of the best albums ever

    Nick Riviera

    indeed on of the best.... guitar an drumming skillz go way beyond this world

    Mk DeLauro

    @fatbackbass - six blade knife is the best tune on the album - but the whole damn thing is fantastic!

    fatbackbass

    @Mk DeLauro
    Damned straight!!!! I love all the tunes, but Six Blade Knife is the best

    Nick Riviera

    E V E R . (PERIOD)

  30. Jack Perry

    Digging it!

  31. MKECBS1

    sounds off pretty badly

    Monotone

    Might want to get your ears checked

    Keagan Wheeler-McCann

    If not your ears, check your speakers

    Nick Riviera

    Aha! why dont you tell us some more about it?

  32. Marco Martini

    J. J. Cale :D

    Richard Johnson

    Carl Perkins,Roy Nichols or James Burton take your pick.

    jim gunn

    I'll have to check them out. Thanks. Perkins I've heard of....but not enough.

    Pablo Django

    .. and chet atkins to the list of marks influences

  33. milano lombardia

    ma prk none disponibile?

    Nick Riviera

    Ma perque Il Duce dice que no

  34. mike woerner

    The guitar is way out of control.

    Summer Lerette Staff

    somebody get a hold on that thing

    Keagan Wheeler-McCann

    I like em wild

    Steven Mason

    He’s one of the most underrated and one of the all time greats.

    Christian Gasior

    Nah he usually ends up in any decent top 100 list. But yeah, his tone from this album was amazing and he took electric fingerpicking to another level

    Doogie Carpit Burger

    And yet, totally under control...
    in the hands of the maestro...