Missing… Presumed Having A Good Time

Missing… Presumed Having A Good Time

Find out more about this album below.

Vertigo/Warner Bros. (1989)

Mark Knopfler: guitar, vocals
Paul Franklin: guitar
Brendan Croker: guitar, vocals
Steve Philips: guitar, vocals
Guy Fletcher: keyboards, vocals

Engineered by Bill Schnee
Photography by Brian Aris
Produced by Guy Fletcher, Mark Knopfler

Railroad Worksong

Sound bite

Lyrics

Working on a railroad for a dollar a day
Working on a railroad for a dollar a day
Working on a railroad good buddy for a dollar a day
Gotta get my money gotta get my pay

Take this hammer take it to the captain
Take this hammer take it to the captain
Take this hammer good buddy take it to the captain
Tell him I’m gone tell him I’m gone

If he asks you was I running
If he asks you was I running
If he asks you good buddy was I running
Tell him I was flying tell him I was flying

If he asks you was I laughing
If he asks you was I laughing
If he asks you good buddy was I laughing
Tell him I was crying tell him I was crying

This old hammer rings like silver
This old hammer rings like silver
This old hammer good buddy rings like silver
Shine like gold good buddy and it shine like gold

Working on a railroad for a dollar a day
Working on a railroad for a dollar a day
Working on a railroad good buddy for a dollar a day
Gotta get my money gotta get my pay
Gotta get my money gotta get my pay
Gotta get my money gotta get my pay

Bewildered

Sound bite

Lyrics

Bewildered
Lost in a dream of you
Where is the love that I once knew
Why did we part?
Bewildered
I’m helpless without you dear
Wishing your heart could hear
What’s in my heart

Why must I have theses sleepless nights
And endless days
But love, you took my soul
Without a thought
I’m in the dark

Bewildered
I need your guiding hand
I will never understand
Why did you leave me bewildered

Why must I have theses sleepless nights
And endless days
But love, you took my soul
Without a thought
I’m in the dark

Bewildered
I need your guiding hand
I will never understand
How could you leave me bewildered

Your Own Sweet Way

Sound bite

Lyrics

There is nothing I can do
Nothing I can say
You’ll do what you want to
You’ll go your own sweet way
You’ll go your own sweet
Your own sweet way
You’ll go your own sweet
Your own sweet way

Now I can talk to you serious
I can talk to you nice
But when it comes to love
You won’t take good advice
You’ll go your own sweet
Your own sweet way
You’ll go your own sweet
Your own sweet way

It doesn’t matter what I say
What I do or what I think
You can lead a horse to water
You can’t make him drink
You’ll go your own sweet
Your own sweet way
You’ll go your own sweet
Your own sweet way

Run Me Down

Sound bite

Lyrics

You gotta run me down you gotta run me down
If you want to contact me you gotta run me down

I got work to do I’m the busiest man in town
If you want to contact me you gotta run me down

When I gets my dough I’m kinda hard to find
If you want me to pay your bills you gotta run me down

Now the rooster he crowed an them old hens looked around
Said if you want to make love you gotta run me down

When I had my money you used to follow me around
Now I have got broke you gotta run me down

One Way Gal

Sound bite

Lyrics

One thing I like about this gal of mine
One thing I like about this gal of mine
One thing I like about this gal of mine
She treats me right and loves me all the time

Sometimes I’m broke and blue as I can be
Sometimes I’m broke and blue as I can be
Sometimes I’m broke and blue as I can be
But still my baby she looks after me

She walked in the rain till her feet got soaking wet
She walked in the rain till her feet got soaking wet
She walked in the rain till her feet got soaking wet
And this she said to every man she met

Mister change a dollar – gimme a lousy dime
Mister change a dollar – gimme a lousy dime
Mister change a dollar – gimme a lousy dime
So I can feed that hungry man of mine

That gal of mine she’s one way all the time
That gal of mine she’s one way all the time
That gal of mine she’s one way all the time
She takes the blues away and satisfies my mind

Blues Stay Away

Sound bite

Lyrics

Blues stay away from me
Blues why don’t you let me be
Don’t know why
You keep on haunting me

Love was never meant for me
True love was never meant for me
Seems somehow
We never can agree

Life is full of misery
Dreams are like a memory
Bringing back
Your love that used to be

Tears so many I can’t see
Years don’t mean a thing to me
Time goes by
And I still can’t be free

Will You Miss Me

Sound bite

Lyrics

Will you miss me, will you miss me
Will you miss me, will you miss me
Will you miss me, miss me when I’m gone

Did you ever dream lucky, wake up cold in hand
Do you look at the stars in the heavens above
Do you sleep on the pillow where my head used to lay
While the moonbeams flicker ‘cross your window pane
I’m on my way from here, don’t know where I’m going

I’m rolling, rolling down that road
I’m rolling, rolling down that road
Just dreaming about the days of long ago

When darkness falls across the land
There’s a shadow cast in the heart of a man
Though the flame of desire burns bright as a star
I hear a cry on the wind like a voice from afar
I’m a stranger here don’t know where I’m going

I’m rolling, rolling down that road
I’m rolling, rolling down that road
Just dreaming about the days of long ago

Will you miss me, will you miss me
Will you miss me, will you miss me
Will you miss me, miss me when I’m gone

Please Baby

Sound bite

Lyrics

Please baby – please please baby
Won’t you come back to your daddy one more time

Please baby – please please baby
When I get my money I will give you my last dime

When you left me babe, you left me feeling so blue
You know that I didn’t love no-one but you
Please baby – please please baby
Won’t you come back to your daddy one more time

I’m so blue baby, I’m, I’m so blue baby
I can’t sleep at night
I can’t hardly talk from crying
You know baby, you, you know baby
You always forever on my mind
Since you’ve been gone I can’t sleep at night
Why don’t you take my meals I can’t eat a bite
Please baby, please please baby
Won’t you come back to your daddy one more time

When you left me babe you left me feeling so blue
You know that I didn’t love no-one but you
Please baby – please please baby
Won’t you come back to your daddy one more time

Weapon of Prayer

Sound bite

Lyrics

In that land across the sea there’s a job for you and me
Though our presence there may not be found
We must stay standing there on the battle lines and pray
We must never lay our weapons down

We don’t have to be a soldier in a uniform
To be of service over there
While the boys so bravely stand with the weapons made by hand
Let us trust and use the weapon of prayer

Many thousands miles away someone shed there blood today
With a heart so true and brave they’re gone
To a war that’s yours and mine let us join the battle line
With a weapon that will save our home

We don’t have to be a soldier in a uniform
To be of service over there
While the boys so bravely stand with the weapons made by hand
Let us trust and use the weapon of prayer

And when the planes and tanks and guns have done all that they can do
And the mighty bombs have rained and failed
Still the helpful hand above, on the weapon made of love
And against him none on earth prevail

That’s Where I Belong

Sound bite

Lyrics

Show me a place where I don’t have to worry
And that’s where I belong
Show me a place where I don’t have to hurry
And that’s where I belong
Give me the time, so I can change my mind
Where it don’t matter if I’m wrong
Show me a place where I don’t have to worry
And that’s where I belong

Feel Like Going Home

Sound bite

Lyrics

Lord I feel like going home
I tried and I failed and I’m tired and weary
Everything I ever done was wrong
And I feel like going home

Lord I tried to see it through
But it was too much for me
And now I’m coming home to you
And I feel like going home

Cloudy skies are rolling in
And not a friend around to help me
From all the places I have been
And I feel like going home

Lord I feel like going home
I tried and I failed and I’m tired and weary
Everything I ever done was wrong
And I feel like going home

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