"Nobody's Got the Gun" as written by and Mark Knopfler....
Nobody's got the gun
Nobody's trying to get the drop on anyone
Nobody's standing out on main street
With the sun blazing down
Saying "There's only room for one of us
In this here town"
Nobody's got to be the number one
Nobody's got the gun

She may not understand
And she may want you eating from her hand
If she's got you in a corner
And you can smell the smoke and flame
You reach for your revolver
To do the same
You'll blow your love away forever, number one
Nobody's got the gun

You may think love is hard enough
You may never get to rehearse
And you can do without this stuff
Making everything worse

She's just the same as you
She needs your love just like you want her to
You can't go playing poker
With a pistol in your sleeve
You can't make somebody love you
By threatening to leave
If you want a love forever, number one
Nobody's got the gun


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"Nobody's Got the Gun" as written by Mark Knopfler

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    General CommentI love the beautiful "raindrops" he makes with his guitar toward the end of the song.
    jackhunter92on June 04, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about the issues that made my marriage fail -- my perception that there was a domestic power struggle I was losing to my wife, so I eventually came to treat our blowups as the Gunfight at the OK Corral.

    Don't get me wrong -- my ex brought her own boatload of dysfunction to the marriage, and that manifested differently -- but this song describes the ways I blew it even while thinking I was 'fixing' it. What a blind idiot I was...
    teekayeon July 18, 2016   Link

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