MUSIC

Missing

Missing… Presumed Having A Good Time

Released: Vertigo/Warner Bros. (1989)

Album Credits

Mark Knopfler: guitar, vocals
Paul Franklin: guitar
Brendan Croker: guitar, vocals
Steve Philips: guitar, vocals
Guy Fletcher: keyboards, vocals

Engineered by Bill Schnee
Photography by Brian Aris
Produced by Guy Fletcher, Mark Knopfler

© 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc

This album is by Mark's side project The Notting Hillbillies.

Missing… Presumed Having A Good Time

  • 1. Railroad Worksong
    Working on a railroad for a dollar a day
    Working on a railroad for a dollar a day
    Working on a railroad good buddy for a dollar a day
    Gotta get my money gotta get my pay

    Take this hammer take it to the captain
    Take this hammer take it to the captain
    Take this hammer good buddy take it to the captain
    Tell him I’m gone tell him I’m gone

    If he asks you was I running
    If he asks you was I running
    If he asks you good buddy was I running
    Tell him I was flying tell him I was flying

    If he asks you was I laughing
    If he asks you was I laughing
    If he asks you good buddy was I laughing
    Tell him I was crying tell him I was crying

    This old hammer rings like silver
    This old hammer rings like silver
    This old hammer good buddy rings like silver
    Shine like gold good buddy and it shine like gold

    Working on a railroad for a dollar a day
    Working on a railroad for a dollar a day
    Working on a railroad good buddy for a dollar a day
    Gotta get my money gotta get my pay
    Gotta get my money gotta get my pay
    Gotta get my money gotta get my pay
  • 2. Bewildered
    Bewildered
    Lost in a dream of you
    Where is the love that I once knew
    Why did we part?
    Bewildered
    I’m helpless without you dear
    Wishing your heart could hear
    What’s in my heart

    Why must I have theses sleepless nights
    And endless days
    But love, you took my soul
    Without a thought
    I’m in the dark

    Bewildered
    I need your guiding hand
    I will never understand
    Why did you leave me bewildered

    Why must I have theses sleepless nights
    And endless days
    But love, you took my soul
    Without a thought
    I’m in the dark

    Bewildered
    I need your guiding hand
    I will never understand
    How could you leave me bewildered
  • 3. Your Own Sweet Way
    There is nothing I can do
    Nothing I can say
    You’ll do what you want to
    You’ll go your own sweet way
    You’ll go your own sweet
    Your own sweet way
    You’ll go your own sweet
    Your own sweet way

    Now I can talk to you serious
    I can talk to you nice
    But when it comes to love
    You won’t take good advice
    You’ll go your own sweet
    Your own sweet way
    You’ll go your own sweet
    Your own sweet way

    It doesn’t matter what I say
    What I do or what I think
    You can lead a horse to water
    You can’t make him drink
    You’ll go your own sweet
    Your own sweet way
    You’ll go your own sweet
    Your own sweet way
  • 4. Run Me Down
    You gotta run me down you gotta run me down
    If you want to contact me you gotta run me down

    I got work to do I’m the busiest man in town
    If you want to contact me you gotta run me down

    When I gets my dough I’m kinda hard to find
    If you want me to pay your bills you gotta run me down

    Now the rooster he crowed an them old hens looked around
    Said if you want to make love you gotta run me down

    When I had my money you used to follow me around
    Now I have got broke you gotta run me down
  • 5. One Way Gal
    One thing I like about this gal of mine
    One thing I like about this gal of mine
    One thing I like about this gal of mine
    She treats me right and loves me all the time

    Sometimes I’m broke and blue as I can be
    Sometimes I’m broke and blue as I can be
    Sometimes I’m broke and blue as I can be
    But still my baby she looks after me

    She walked in the rain till her feet got soaking wet
    She walked in the rain till her feet got soaking wet
    She walked in the rain till her feet got soaking wet
    And this she said to every man she met

    Mister change a dollar – gimme a lousy dime
    Mister change a dollar – gimme a lousy dime
    Mister change a dollar – gimme a lousy dime
    So I can feed that hungry man of mine

    That gal of mine she’s one way all the time
    That gal of mine she’s one way all the time
    That gal of mine she’s one way all the time
    She takes the blues away and satisfies my mind
  • 6. Blues Stay Away
    Blues stay away from me
    Blues why don’t you let me be
    Don’t know why
    You keep on haunting me

    Love was never meant for me
    True love was never meant for me
    Seems somehow
    We never can agree

    Life is full of misery
    Dreams are like a memory
    Bringing back
    Your love that used to be

    Tears so many I can’t see
    Years don’t mean a thing to me
    Time goes by
    And I still can’t be free
  • 7. Will You Miss Me
    Will you miss me, will you miss me
    Will you miss me, will you miss me
    Will you miss me, miss me when I’m gone

    Did you ever dream lucky, wake up cold in hand
    Do you look at the stars in the heavens above
    Do you sleep on the pillow where my head used to lay
    While the moonbeams flicker ‘cross your window pane
    I’m on my way from here, don’t know where I’m going

    I’m rolling, rolling down that road
    I’m rolling, rolling down that road
    Just dreaming about the days of long ago

    When darkness falls across the land
    There’s a shadow cast in the heart of a man
    Though the flame of desire burns bright as a star
    I hear a cry on the wind like a voice from afar
    I’m a stranger here don’t know where I’m going

    I’m rolling, rolling down that road
    I’m rolling, rolling down that road
    Just dreaming about the days of long ago

    Will you miss me, will you miss me
    Will you miss me, will you miss me
    Will you miss me, miss me when I’m gone
  • 8. Please Baby
    Please baby – please please baby
    Won’t you come back to your daddy one more time

    Please baby – please please baby
    When I get my money I will give you my last dime

    When you left me babe, you left me feeling so blue
    You know that I didn’t love no-one but you
    Please baby – please please baby
    Won’t you come back to your daddy one more time

    I’m so blue baby, I’m, I’m so blue baby
    I can’t sleep at night
    I can’t hardly talk from crying
    You know baby, you, you know baby
    You always forever on my mind
    Since you’ve been gone I can’t sleep at night
    Why don’t you take my meals I can’t eat a bite
    Please baby, please please baby
    Won’t you come back to your daddy one more time

    When you left me babe you left me feeling so blue
    You know that I didn’t love no-one but you
    Please baby – please please baby
    Won’t you come back to your daddy one more time
  • 9. Weapon of Prayer
    In that land across the sea there’s a job for you and me
    Though our presence there may not be found
    We must stay standing there on the battle lines and pray
    We must never lay our weapons down

    We don’t have to be a soldier in a uniform
    To be of service over there
    While the boys so bravely stand with the weapons made by hand
    Let us trust and use the weapon of prayer

    Many thousands miles away someone shed there blood today
    With a heart so true and brave they’re gone
    To a war that’s yours and mine let us join the battle line
    With a weapon that will save our home

    We don’t have to be a soldier in a uniform
    To be of service over there
    While the boys so bravely stand with the weapons made by hand
    Let us trust and use the weapon of prayer

    And when the planes and tanks and guns have done all that they can do
    And the mighty bombs have rained and failed
    Still the helpful hand above, on the weapon made of love
    And against him none on earth prevail
  • 10. That’s Where I Belong
    Show me a place where I don’t have to worry
    And that’s where I belong
    Show me a place where I don’t have to hurry
    And that’s where I belong
    Give me the time, so I can change my mind
    Where it don’t matter if I’m wrong
    Show me a place where I don’t have to worry
    And that’s where I belong
  • 11. Feel Like Going Home
    Lord I feel like going home
    I tried and I failed and I’m tired and weary
    Everything I ever done was wrong
    And I feel like going home

    Lord I tried to see it through
    But it was too much for me
    And now I’m coming home to you
    And I feel like going home

    Cloudy skies are rolling in
    And not a friend around to help me
    From all the places I have been
    And I feel like going home

    Lord I feel like going home
    I tried and I failed and I’m tired and weary
    Everything I ever done was wrong
    And I feel like going home