ARTIST: Dire Straits
TITLE: The Man's Too Strong
Lyrics and Chords

I am just an aging drummer boy, and in the wars I used to play
And I've called the tune to many a torture session
Now they say I am a war criminal and I'm fading away
Father, please hear my confession

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I have legalized robbery, called it belief
I have run with the money, I have hid like a thief
Re-written history with armies and my crooks
Invented memories, I did burn all the books

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And I can still hear his laughter
And I can still hear his song
The man's too big
The man's too strong

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Well I tried to be meek, I have tried to be mild
But I spat like a woman and sulked like a child
I have lived behind walls that have made me alone
Striven for peace which I have never known


Well the sun rose on the courtyard and they all did hear him say
"You always was a Judas, but I got you anyway
You may have got your silver but I swear upon my life
Your sister gave me diamonds and I gave 'em to your wife"

{As refrain}
Oh father please help me
For I have done wrong
The man's too big
The man's too strong

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