the man’s too strong lyrics – dire straits

dire straits – the man’s too strong lyrics

i’m just and ageing drummer boy
and in the wars i used to play
and i’ve called the tune
to many a torture session
now they say i am a war criminal
and i’m fading away
father please hear my confession

i have legalised robbery
called it a belief
i have run with the money
and hid like a theif
i have re-written history
with my armies and my crooks
invented memories
i did burn all the books
and i can still hear his laughter
and i can still hear his song
the man’s too big
the man’s too strong

well i have tried to be meek
and i have tried to be mild
but i spat like a woman
and sulked like a child
i have lived behind walls
that have made me alone
striven for peace
which i have never known
and i can still hear his laughter
and i can still hear his song
the man’s too big
the man’s too strong

well the sun rose on the courtyard
and they all did hear him say
‘you always were a judas
but i got you anyway
you may have got your silver
but i swear upon my life
your sister gave me diamonds
and i gave them to your wife’
oh father please help me
for i have done wrong
the man’s too big
the man’s too strong

/ dire straits lyrics