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Artist: Mark Knopfler
Album: Shangri-La

around the time of €˜clambake€™
movie number twenty-five
you and the lying dutchman
are still in overdrive
you€™re as strong as when you started
mississippi in your soul
you can still be marlon brando
and the king of rock and roll

it isn€™t just the records
no, you must have hollywood
the songs alone are not enough
that much is understood
you€™ll soon be back in memphis
maybe then you€™ll know what to do
the storylines they€™re giving you
are just not ringing true

oh, it€™s a ways to go
back to tupelo

when you€™re young and beautiful
your dreams are all ideals
later on it€™s not the same
lord, everything is real
sixteen hundred miles of highway
roll back to the truth
and a song to give your mother
in your first recording booth

around the time of €˜clambake€™
that old dream€™s still rolling on
sometimes there€™ll be the feeling
things are going wrong
the morning star is fading
lord, the mississippi€™s cold
you can still be marlon brando
and the king of rock and roll

but it€™s a ways to go
back to tupelo
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