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Heart Full Of Holes Lyrics

from Kill to Get Crimson

"Heart Full Of Holes" is track #10 on the album Kill to Get Crimson. It was written by Knopfler, Mark.
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You can tell me your troubles, Ill listen for free
My regulars trust me, seems
You can come and see Uncle to get through the week
Leave your pledges with me to redeem

Some folk sell their bodies for ten bob a go
Politicians go pawning their souls
Which doesnt make me look too bad, dont you know
Me with my heart full of holes

All my yesterdays broken, a watch with no face
All battered and old
Bits of the movement all over the place
And a heart full of holes

A heart full of holes
Heart full of holes
A heart full of holes
Heart full of holes

Brass knuckles and banjos are out on the town
At the knees-up in Teddy Boys Row
The gold block and tackle tells the time upside down
Rock n roll, well, I dont know

Dead peoples wedding gifts, walk out the door
A clarinet squeals to be free
Accordions hop from the shelves to the floor
Start playing their polkas to me

Theres a ringing of bells, a dunderheads curse
Fingers are pointing at you
And you take work in hell, be glad its not worse
And you get to the back of the queue

Handcuffs and hunting knives clang on the bars
Air pistols shoot out the lights
Ive a whole wailing wall of electric guitars
Could shatter the windows down Brick Lane tonight

If one of us dies, love, I think Ill retire
See my boys and my beautiful girls
Garden of Eden, no gates or barbed wire
Who knows, maybe gates made of pearls

Well, if we go to heaven, and some say we dont
But if theres a reckoning day
Please God, Ill see You and maybe I wont
Ive a bag packed to go either way

Redeeming your pledge, dear, Ill keep it for you
Its not gonna go anywhere
But your soul, your soul, that is not what I do
Theres not a lot I can do there

I remember the officers watch in my hand
Repair it or die I was told
Its a wonder to me, I still dont understand
Why I ever survived to be old

With a heart full of holes
Heart full of holes
A heart full of holes
Heart full of holes

A heart full of holes
Heart full of holes
A heart full of holes
Heart full of holes

Songwriters
KNOPFLER, MARK

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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