Knopfler, Mark - The Scaffolder's Wife Lyrics




The scaffolder's wife
Driving out of the yard
With a face that's as hard
As a scaffolder's bar -
When she goes into town
She might take the top down
On the car

The quick little steps
In the stiletto boots
And the hair with the roots
She comes in as a rule
To get the nails done
And the tan for the sun
When the kids are in school

Don't begrudge her the Merc
It's been nothing but work
And a hard life
Losing her looks
Over company books
- the scaffolder's wife

In the wicked old days
When they went it alone
Kept the company going
On a wing and a prayer
They don't pay what they owe
When they have the cash flow
- they don't care

Don't begrudge her the Merc
It's been nothing but work
And a hard life
Losing her looks
Over company books
- the scaffolder's wife





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Knopfler, Mark The Scaffolder's Wife Comments
  1. Jens Kappa

    This is a good tune, but they shouldve kept it down to 2:30. The rest is just mark fiddling about needlessly I think.

  2. Gadi Susheel Sundar

    I used to listen this song almost 10 years before...today just started humming...and i still didn't forget the title of the song.

  3. Dale McCuen

    Mark and his sound man are total geniuses! Such rich tones...

  4. Nick Klaus

    Greatest songwriter ever!

  5. Maximiliano Seva

    De lo mejor que escuché en mi puta vida. Música de verdad

  6. Luporis

    Another version of "Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife" :)

  7. Prasannaa Bhattarai

    Mark Knopfler
    The scaffolder's wife
    Drivin' out of the yard
    With a face that's as hard
    As a scaffolder's bar
    When she goes into town
    She might take the top down
    On the car
    The quick little steps
    In the stiletto boots
    And the hair with the roots
    She comes in as a rule
    To get the nails done
    And the tan for the sun
    When the kids are in school
    don't begrudge her the Merc
    It's been nothin' but work and a hard life
    Losin' her looks over company books
    The scaffolder's wife
    In the wicked old days
    When they went it alone
    Kept the company goin'
    On a wing and a prayer
    They don't pay what they owe
    When they have the cash flow
    They don't care
    don't begrudge her the Merc
    It's been nothin' but work and a hard life
    Losin' her looks over company books
    The scaffolder's wife, the scaffolder's wife

  8. Bren Kelly

    this is a little gem of a song,,,hes such a clever writer,,

    happykatau

    Will be good if he some day returns to this kind of style for some of his songs!

    O. Henry

    I don't get what the song's about ... His lyrics are always somewhat strange

    RMallon

    @O. Henry It's just a hard-life/luck story. Really paints a picture. Beautiful and sad.