"One More Matinee" as written by and Mark Knopfler....
Here's one of the two of us
In 1954 don't laugh
I keep all of the pictures
Are you going to take a photograph
Here's something nice for you
A dear old thing came to a show
Last time here we did
An interview on local radio

Make yourself at home my darling
Come on in
Hand me down that jar love
Can I offer you a gin

We're proud to be the oldest
Ugly sisters in variety
There's not the glamour now you see
What happened to society
There's another light bulb gone
They don't all answer to the switch
I don't know how we carry on
And her she couldn't care the bitch

But in a while the old boys
In the band began to play
And in a while the houselights
And the curtains slide away

And something's going to happen
To make your whole life better
Your whole life better one day
Something's going to happen
To make your whole life better
Your whole life better one day

Now the landlady's all squared away
It's just a temporary deal
I'm afraid tonight it's take-away
You see there is no evening meal
Don't worry dear you shall go to the ball
I think the fairy said
These suitcases have seen it all
From under someone else's bed

You want to smile those tears away
Now don't you cry
You want to know what I say
I say never say die

'cause something's going to happen
To make your whole life better
Your whole life better one day
Something's going to happen
To make your whole life better
Your whole life better one day



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"One More Matinee" as written by Mark Knopfler

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    General CommentI can't help thinking of Christopher Biggins when I hear this song, oh for the days of panto dames !!!
    DrizztUKon August 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery cool chill out song. too bad this is only comment so far
    fatman69on September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTouching song. I don't know exactly, but I feel this was written for someone who Mark actually met. It wouldn't surprise me if some of the quotes in this song are directly from a conversation he had. I'd love to know who this song was about. His songs are either about someone or something close to his heart. The general meaning is clear but I get the distinct impression that there is something profoundly personal here as well.
    sirhcon July 20, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningIt is indeed abstracts from Knopfler time in the Chronicle
    The whole story is here from min 8:15
    youtu.be/…
    ossama1015on August 20, 2015   Link

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