Can't get no sleeves for my records
Can't get no laces for my shoes
Can't get no fancy notes
On my blue guitar

I can't get no antidote for blues
Oh yeah, blues

I can't find the reasons for your actions
I don't much like the reasoning you use
Somehow your motives are impure
Somehow I can't find the cure
Can't get no antidote for blues
Oh yeah, blues

They say it's mostly vanity
That writes the plays we act
They tell me that's what everybody knows
There's no such thing as sanity
And that's the sanest fact
That's the way the story goes
Oh yeah, oh yeah

Can't get no remedy on my TV
It's nothing but the same old news
Well, they can't find a way to be
One world in harmony
Can't get no antidote for blues
Oh yeah, blues
Yeah, yeah

Lyrics submitted by kevin

"One World" as written by Mark Knopfler

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthis song is sweet...i give it 8 out of 10...not bad for being the worst song on the album...
    ZinbobDanon June 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSomewhat diffirent compared to other songs on the album, but it's good none-the-less.
    Blackenedon November 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSome pure blues in the lyrics: The musician is broke, not playing well, unsettled in his personal relationships, society and the whole world are downers. Eighties guitar-driven blues, and it works for me. What a great encapsulation of maladjustment: "Somehow your motives are impure. Somehow I can't find a cure." If there is a cure, the soaring and passionate guitar riffs in this song is it.
    rikdadon June 28, 2019   Link

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