"Coyote" as written by and Mark Knopfler....
Look at me coyote
Don't let a little road dust put you off
You can't judge a book
Well you know that stuff
There's a tear in my upholstery
And a hole in my shoe
But don't you just wish that you could
Make half of the speed I do
Speed I do, speed I do, speed I do

You can't catch me coyote
Though there may be blood on the tracks
There may be some bridges burning
Behind our backs
But I got my laundry on the backseat
And an itinerary too
And don't you just wish that you could
Make half of the speed I do
Speed I do, speed I do, speed I do
Speed I do, speed I do, speed I do

Now I'm a speck on your horizon
Getting smaller fast
An ambush wouldn't be surprising
I hope it's better than your last

Once again the roadrunner
Leaves the coyote in the dirt
You've got another plan of action
But we all know it ain't never gonna work
It must be hard having dog dreams
That never come true
And don't you just wish that you could
Make half of the speed I do
Speed I do, speed I do, speed I do
Speed I do, speed I do, speed I do


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"Coyote" as written by Mark Knopfler

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  • +1
    My OpinionI remember hearing about Knopfler and Dylan having a falling out as the result of the release of Infidels. The Dylan album was produced by Mark but Bob released it without Mark's seal of approval. My take on this song is Mark taking a shot at
    Dylan from the Roadrunner's perspective of superior speed and cunning. LIttle clues in the lyrics point to Dylan.

    You can't catch me Coyote
    Though there may be blood on the tracks
    There may be some bridges burning
    Behind our backs.

    Blood on the tracks is obvious, Bridges burning is from Infidels, Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight. Dog dreams might be from Self Portrait. If Dogs Run Free.
    Anyway just my thoughts on some possibilities.
    dylansghoston August 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI grew up watching The Road Runner. Apparently, so did Mark. Great tune, alot of fun.
    rojorobon February 18, 2010   Link

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