Mark Knopfler - Hard Shoulder Lyrics




I've got latches for windows
Handles for doors
Grinders and scrapers
And sanders for floors

Rake for the gravel
Chains for the snow
Always got the shovel
You never know
I never thought you'd go

Man's broken down
Man's broken down
On the slip road
Got a slip load
And it's a hard
Shoulder to cry on

Hacksaws and hammers
Brushes and mop
And I've got the ladders
Up on the top

If something needs doing
I always say
You want it done
The proper way
I need you to stay

Man's broken down
Man's broken down
On the slip road
Got a slip load
And it's a hard
Shoulder to cry on

Give me a minute
We'll be going again
Sound as a bell
Right as rain
Right as rain

And it's a hard
Shoulder to cry on
To cry on





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Mark Knopfler Hard Shoulder Comments
  1. Joseph Barros

    truly gem

  2. antonio carotenuto

    Una vera perla.
    Dolce e suadente

  3. NAVEGANT A VELA

    I've got latches for windows, handles for doors
    Grinders and scrapers and sanders for floors
    Rake for the gravel, chains for the snow
    Always got the shovel - you never know
    I never thought you'd go
    Man's broken down
    Man's broken down on the slip road
    Got a slipped load
    And it's a hard shoulder to cry on
    Hacksaws and hammers, brushes and mop
    Then I've got the ladders up on the top
    If something needs doing, I always say
    You want it done the proper way
    I need you to stay
    Man's broken down
    Man's broken down on the slip road
    Got a slipped load
    And it's a hard shoulder to cry on
    Give me a minute we'll be going again
    Sound as a pound, right as rain
    - right as rain
    And it's a hard shoulder to cry on
    - to cry on

  4. Thor Svensson

    I think of this as a song that appeals to any average man who has the usual failed relationships along the way.

  5. bonnie43uk

    whispers of Witchita Lineman, very nice.

  6. Ines Muller

    amazing song.

  7. Iracema Mirão Lima

    Indescribable emotion you bring to me , Mark!!!

  8. Chunelly

    I am addicted!

  9. JustForFunMan

    Happy birthday Mr Knopfler

  10. kumar1924

    What a brilliant track. Absolute gem. One of countless songs of Mark that I like. Take a bow sir.

  11. Der Fuchs

    Mark is one of the best musicians

  12. ChrisSt160

    I sounds somehow sad, like a farewell.

  13. Enzo Viero Baddo

    This song is VERY similar with Magnolia of JJ Cale.

    bwlymoas

    So I went & looked it up & you're right, it is very much like this song.
    Never heard this one before but I love both of these artists.
    Thanks for pointing this one out.

  14. Youk Youk

    Une de mes préférées sur cet album, Knopfler est non seulement un compositeur génial mais il est un Ecrivain et un Poète .

  15. Rene A Aguinaldo

    Hard Shoulder . . .

  16. Frank Møller Povlsen

    Always cream for ears

  17. Frank Møller Povlsen

    Nice Mark

  18. Frank Møller Povlsen

    Nice Mark:)

  19. Frank Møller Povlsen

    Nice Mark:)

  20. Lowri Ogilvie

    This has to be my favourite album ever. I only dislike one song, and the rest I like. Absolutely beautiful.

    Prison Break

    +Alias Cross You can't beat the house ?

    Lowri Ogilvie

    Not that great s it?

  21. ALLOYD8176

    This sounds like a beautiful movie soundtrack from the 1960s. Could have a more dramatic sound for John Wayne or Hoss Cartwright. MK music transcends time near bout.

  22. Cinzia Ruzza

    Beautiful

  23. DK NJ

    No one can do what this man does right now. Amazing music.

    Furious Sherman

    Dave Kopec No one's been able to do what Mark Knopfler can do since Sultans of Swing came out in 1978.

  24. Vlog Dawg

    a like very much Mark knopfler's music!

  25. Bill Allen

    This song, and "Seattle" from the album Privateer, if one were guessing, could have been written by Jimmie Webb. A great crooner could make a hit out of either of these songs.

    bonnie43uk

    shades of Witchta lineman.

  26. Georgy Porgy

    One of my favorites from Mark with Monteleone, beautiful

  27. Robin Radio 99

    beautiful song.

  28. gaweston1

    Love this.Reminds me of Gary & the Pacemakers or even Bacherach.Pop music melody from 1965.Wonderful

  29. Sandra Curran

    I've been wondering for years about this song
    and now I know what it sounds like

    It sounds nearly exactly the same as Norah Jones' ''Come away with me''
    Bar a couple of details between the two
    But the progression is nearly the same

  30. Bo Michaels

    The syncronised tapping is suppossed to emulate the passing of time or the ticking of the clock,or the fact that time waits for no one and ultimately time heals all wounds,,,just an interpretation...

  31. Emeline Zuegridor

    beautiful.....<3

  32. wertheriano

    great song. a small masterpiece.

  33. do dhek

    kini unta ang angay'ng ipatukar anang naa sa fm station sa..!haskang ninduta unta!bira mark...hu

  34. do dhek

    voice+strats=mark knopfler

  35. knopfler4live

    @silkcut59 u mean the tapping, if you are, you shouldnt be this offensive.

  36. silkcut59

    its called a rimshot u nob.

  37. warning2006

    @GeorgeTel100 I think so. Have you ever listened to Pet Sounds? Incredible CD. But anyway you got my point.

  38. GeorgeTel100

    @warning2006 But you're making a great point!! That's the ONLY appropriate comparison - to other great songwriters, not just guitar players

  39. GeorgeTel100

    @warning2006 Is Brian Wilson truly a genius? or just very talented?...

  40. Thomas Jakob

    @knopfler4live
    what tapping?

  41. warning2006

    Some may compare him to other guitarists, not fare for them... I prefer compare him to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson... genius... so much more beyond his incredible guitar...

  42. humbleradio

    @wysiwygmol Oh shoot! Me too. I wish I didn't read your post! ;) lol.

  43. crossEyedMary69

    @faradyeva Cannot understand how is possible - his voice is still satin - velvet fine. Simply sound smooching.

  44. Mark Heritage

    Yet another great song from possibly his best solo album...

  45. Esperanza MF

    Con los años va superándose, lo cual parece increible, pues parte de muy alto... Deliciosa voz quebrada y, magníficos acordes.

  46. Éva Farády

    His voice is getting better and better.

  47. knopfler4live

    @wysiwygmol I noticed it after your post. :P

  48. warning2006

    Mark Knopfler's music is like the stuff you'd hear in heaven. It's deep, meaningful, beautiful and overall amazing... [2]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. Lc Young

    instand classic!

  50. Spencer Nelson

    Mark Knopfler's music is like the stuff you'd hear in heaven. It's deep, meaningful, beautiful and overall amazing...

  51. StarCat

    Awesome lyrics, and I love the strings.

  52. keymanwv JC

    hey mark, don't let the sun catch you cryin! Really, i miss music being written like this - its really refreshing!

  53. bigseer

    This song reminds of Phil Lynott doing Old Town .

  54. Jack Cadmus

    @eric6823
    Amen, brother.

  55. Emina90s

    @JoschisMama - will auch! :(
    :/
    :)

  56. Nicole Wülu

    mensch,der " alte Sack" ( lieb gemeint ) ist so genial...ich freue mich so auf ihn am 7.6. in Frankfurt....

  57. David Cookson

    @ivolimbo I wouldn't say that. The Idols of today are rather being famous and having an expensive handbag. I'd say drugs are are just a side-effect and war videogames are, to me, just games. You don't really think you're killing people, it's just about the skill. Still, Mark's a genius, there's no way about that!

  58. PhukIT1865

    good is relative. as they say...to each his own...

    i am not a big fan of BD but he was one of America's best poets, a voice when this country really needed to hear the truth.

    Mark is...well...MARK. and he is amazing too.

  59. ivolimbo

    @dergrossen That could be true, but I am 23 and it's been a long time I adore knopfler... but I know it is not "usual", youth people today has other idols such as drugs or war videogames

  60. Habz Maniac

    He's coming to Montreal in April and I've got my ticket. I can't wait. Mark Knopfler kicks ass!

  61. ivolimbo

    To evaluate how briliant is this guy, you just have to notice that his youtube vids are only great rated, and nobody argues commenting them, because only intelligent people can listen to such a well done music.
    See you in madrid god knopfler
    saludos desde barcelona

  62. AbraxasMcAndrews

    My very favorite of this CD!

  63. knopfler4live

    one of the songs i really like!

  64. malcolm tall

    Got it, on this track inparticular, what a great concept................ on the hard shoulder of life...

  65. Fireside Catsmile

    Ordered the Album today after hearing this song and border reiver. He's just awesome.

  66. Carroll49

    This is the evidence that you can improve on perfection. A MUST BUY. *****

  67. nowik777

    Great song.! (: I like Mark and him music.! <33

  68. goggelis

    really nice song!