Knopfler, Mark - Skydiver Lyrics




I’ve been banned from every racecourse in the country
There’s something about the unsure thing
Like scoring with a beauty of the county
It always makes the old bell ring

I like to go for broke and I’ll be randy
It’s got to be the unsure thing
In the Bentley Continental with the brandy
It always makes the old bell ring

And when it’s gone, all gone
I’ll stand on a hilltop and sing
I go where I want, I do what I want
And I don’t give a damn about a thing

Skydiver

Today I lost a packet at Wincanton
Dive Bomber in the 2.15
All on the nose and no-one counting
Nothing wishy-washy in between

Back when I made the pivotal decision
To take a winding road that I could see
It was just like being given an incredible permission
The rules don’t apply to me

And when it’s gone, all gone
I’ll stand on a hilltop and sing
I go where I want, I do what I want
And I don’t give a damn about a thing

Skydiver

I’m not being brave, it’s my money, not my life
When I need to take a break from the brushes and the knife
And I always took a fancy to the ones
Heading straight into the teeth of the guns

Skydiver





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Knopfler, Mark Skydiver Comments
  1. Local Fox

    Sky Dover

  2. Meme Lord

    Mark knopfler is just fantastic

  3. Agape Pastrelli

    I’ve been banned from every racecourse in the country
    There’s something about the unsure thing
    Like scoring with a beauty of the county
    It always makes the old bell ring

    I like to go for broke and I’ll be randy
    It’s got to be the unsure thing
    In the Bentley Continental with the brandy
    It always makes the old bell ring

    And when it’s gone, all gone
    I’ll stand on a hilltop and sing
    I go where I want, I do what I want
    And I don’t give a damn about a thing

    Skydiver

    Today I lost a packet at Wincanton
    Dive Bomber in the 2.15
    All on the nose and no-one counting
    Nothing wishy-washy in between

    Back when I made the pivotal decision
    To take a winding road that I could see
    It was just like being given an incredible permission
    The rules don’t apply to me

    And when it’s gone, all gone
    I’ll stand on a hilltop and sing
    I go where I want, I do what I want
    And I don’t give a damn about a thing

    Skydiver

    I’m not being brave, it’s my money, not my life
    When I need to take a break from the brushes and the knife
    And I always took a fancy to the ones
    Heading straight into the teeth of the guns

    Skydiver

  4. Deuno100

    Some musics of Mark are a kind of paradise, you listen to them as much as you whant and you cant stop. This for me is one of them. Fantastic!!

    sebas de bordeaux

    Sure!! joyful and hopeful and cosy.. makes me think a little to "my parties" from "on every street"..

  5. ANDRES JABLKOWSKI

    hermoso!!

  6. Chris Bailey

    One of my favourite songs from Tracker ❤️

  7. Alan Dixson

    A suitable anthem for the "Brexit" negotiations? Seriously though, isn't Knopfler just fantastic?

    No Name

    He definitely is. Who needs all those ridiculous musicians you hear today? Mark's got all ya need.

  8. Chris W

    It's got a very 70's Harrison feel to this...love it. In fact the intro sounds very similar to Harrisons I Want To Tell You off the Beatles Revolver record. Great song.