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Dire Straits – Fade To Black lyrics

I wonder where you are tonight
You're probably on the rampage somewhere
You have been known to take delight
In gettin' in somebody's hair
And you always had the knack
Fade to black

I bet you already made a pass
I see a darkened room somewhere
You run your finger round the rim of his glass
Run your fingers through his hair
They scratch across his back
Fade to black

Well maybe it's all for the best
But I wish I'd never been lassooed
Maybe it's some kind of test
I wish I'd never been tattooed
Or been to hell and back
Fade to black

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    This song sums up a very bad relationshiop I have just ended. My god. Encapsulates almost every facet of that troubled, dysfunctional relationship! She is an alcoholic and never met a man she didn't like! For me it's a song all about regrets. Them up quite elegantly I believe.
    I wish I never been lassooed or tattooed. Ever got one and wound up regretting it? Ever met a women. In love. Regretted it? Well, she lassooed me. My heart. And took me to hell and back. I regret it all.
    But. 'm gonna come out stronger because god's love and the blues (particularly this song) will heal me!
    Thanks mark. Are probably out there on a musical rampage somewhere. It goin' bro!
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