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OBE (born 12 August 1949) is a British guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer and film score composer.
Mark Knopfler is best known as the lead guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for the British rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded in 1977 with his brother David. After Dire Straits disbanded in 1995, Knopfler continued to record and produce albums as a solo artist under his own name.
Knopfler has played in other groups occasionally, such as The Notting Hillbillies, and has guested on works by other artists, including Joan Armatrading, Chet Atkins, the Chieftains, Eric Clapton, The Dandy Warhols, Bob Dylan, Bryan Ferry, John Fogerty, Emmylou Harris, Jeff Healey, Jools Holland, Sonny Landreth, Phil Lynott, Van Morrison, Gerry Rafferty and Steely Dan. He has also produced albums for such artists as Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Willy DeVille, and Randy Newman.
He is one of the most respected fingerstyle guitarists of the modern rock era and was ranked #27 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits have sold in excess of 120 million albums to date.
Lyrics to Cleaning My Gun :
I like to know who’s coming through the door at us all It’s the old Army training, kickin’ in
i’m not complaining
it’s the world we live inRonny and Malarkey, they’re a devious firm
They’ll take you to the cleaners, let you burn
The help is breaking dishes in the kitchen,
thanks a lot
We hired the worst dishwasher
this place ever got
Hidden below the radar, they want to spoil our fun?..
In the meantime, i’m cleaning my gunRemember it got so cold ice froze up the tank
We lit a fire beneath her just so she would crank
Keep a weather eye on the horizon
Tap storm glass now and then
We got a case of Old Damnation
for when you get here my friendWe can have ourselves a party before they come
In the meantime, i’m cleaning my gunWe had women in a miracle, we had a dj
We used to eat pretty much all painless ways
Ever since the goons came in took apart the place
I keep a tire iron in the corner just in caseGave you a magic bullet on a little chain
keeping safe from the chilly winds
and the howl of the rain We’re gonna might need bullets should we get stuckAny which way, we’re going to need a little luck
You can still get gas in Heaven, and a drink in Kingdom Come
In the meantime I’m cleaning my gun
He holds three honorary Doctorates in music, in the U.K and along with this.
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