"Solid Rock" as written by and Mark Knopfler....
Well take a look at that
I made a castle in the sand
Saying this is where it's at you know
Couldn't understand now
If I realised that the chances were slim
How come I'm so surprised when the tide rolled in

I want to live on solid rock
I'm gonna live on solid rock
I want to give I don't want to be blocked
I'm gonna live on solid rock
Well I'm sick of potential

I'm sick of vanity now
I'm sticking to essential reality now
I don't know what's worse
Try to make a silk purse
Living an illusion living in confusion
Well a house of cards
Was never built for shock

You could blow it down in any kind of weather
Now two solid rocks two solid blocks
You know they're gonna stick
Yeah they're gonna stick together
Because the heart that you break
That's the one that you rely on
The bed that you make
That's the one you gotta lie on

When you point your finger 'cause your plan fell through
You got three more fingers pointing back at you
I want to live on solid rock
I'm gonna live on solid rock
I want to give I don't want to be blocked
I'm gonna live on solid rock


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"Solid Rock" as written by Mark Knopfler

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    General CommentNo comments :|
    A great rock song, a Dire straits classic.
    "If I realised that the chances were slim
    How come I’m so surprised when the tide rolled in!"
    Genius!
    Dire/Floydon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics are perfect
    plus its so fun to play on guitar
    greenday+u2=meon June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe intro on alchemy is simply brilliant. I mean, don't get me wrong, the rest of the song is great as well, but everything up to the point where he starts singing is really the best part of the whole thing. I don't like the Making Movies version much at all, but the live version ROCKS.
    T_D_Phoenixon May 14, 2008   Link

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