Year: 1990 - Album: Dire Straits
Intro: Bm7 D A G Bm7 D A G Bm7 Bm7 Bm7 F# C9 (Stop) Bm7 D A G9 Red sun, go down way over dirty town Bm7 D A E9 Starlings are sweeping around crazy shoals Bm7 D A G9 Yes, and a girl is there, high heeling across the square Bm7 D A E9 The wind it blows around in her hair, and the flags upon the poles Em9 Waiting in the crowd to cross at the light G F#m7 Bm7 F#m7 Bm7 F# C9 She looks around to find a face she can like. Bm7 D A G9 Church bell, clinging on, trying to get a crowd, Evensong Bm7 D A E9 Nobody cares to depend upon, the chime it plays Bm7 D A G9 They're all in the station, praying for trains, the congregation's, late again Bm7 D A E9 It's getting darker, all the time, these flagpole days Em9 Drunk old soldier he gives her a fright G F#m7 Bm7 F#m7 Bm7 F# C9 He's crazy lion howling for a fight. Bm7 D A G9 Strap hanging, gunshot sound, door slamming on the, overground Bm7 D A E9 The starlings are tough, but the lions are made of stone Bm7 D A G9 Her evening paper is horror torn, but there's hope later for, capricorns Bm7 D A E9 Her lucky stars give her just enough, ... to get her home Em9 Then she's reading about a swing to the right G F#m7 Bm7 F#m7 Bm7 F# C9 But she's thinking about a stranger in the night G A G A I'm thinking about the lions, I'm thinking about the lions G A Bm7 F#m7 Bm7 F#m7 Bm7 F#m7 Bm7 A fade out What happened to the lions, tonight (tonight) (tonight)
See also:The Beatles - Blackbird Bon Jovi - Wanted dead or Alive Guns N' Roses - Knockin' On Heaven's Door The Beatles - All My Loving Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
Other versions:Wild Beasts - Lion's Share Dire Straits - Lions Dry The River - Lions Den Iron And Wine - Lions Mane Lights - Lions!