MUSIC

Neckandneck

Neck and Neck

Released: Columbia (1990)

Album Credits

Mark Knopfler: guitars and vocals
Chet Atkins: guitars
Larrie Londin & Guy Fletcher: drums
Guy Fletcher, Edgar Meyer & Steve Wariner: bass
Guy Fletcher: keyboards
Mark O'Connor: fiddle and mandolin
Paul Franklin: steel guitar, pedabro, dobro
Floyd Cramer: piano (Sweet Dreams)
Vince Gill: background vocals

Recording Engineers
Mike Poston at CA Workshop & Sound Emporium, Guy Fletcher at CA Workshop, Nashville & Hillbilly Heaven, London

Assistant Engineers
Vanelle at Sound Emporium, Nashville & Ron Eve at Hillbilly Heaven, London, UK

Mixing Engineers
Bill [email protected] Studio, North Hollywood, CA

Mastering
Doug Sax & Alan Yoshida at The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles, CA

Photography by Deborah Feingold

Vince Gill & Steve Wariner appear courtesy of MCA Records
Mark Knopfler appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records (US) & Phonogram (London Ltd)
Mark O'Connor appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Neck and Neck

  • 1. Sweet Dreams
    (instrumental)

    Written by Don Gibson
  • 2. There’ll Be Some Changes Made
    There’ll be a change in the weather and a change in the scene
    How is that?
    I’m gonna start wearin’ leather and change my routine
    I’ll wear dark glasses maybe a toupee
    I’ll get down and boogie and become risque
    I’ll start wearin’ make-up like jackson and prince
    You’ll see me ridin’ in my mercedes benz
    Nobody wants you when you just play guitar
    There’ll be some changes made tomorrow
    There’ll be some changes made

    Y’know Chet, you’re never gonna get to play that rock & roll
    Why is that?
    You’re kinda country, a little bit old
    That hurts
    But your money for nothin’ and your chicks for free
    Well, them groupie girls ain’t what they’re cracked up to be
    Well not all of them anyway
    Well I’d really like to find out for myself, don’t you know
    I’ve had a kind of quiet life down here on music row
    Oh I know
    Well uh… Like man, what do you think?
    Man, I don’t know
    I really think that I can make the grade
    Daddy-o daddy-o
    There’ll be some changes made
    I think I was sharp there
    Just play one – just play

    Yeah
    You’ve played before
    Watch it, watch it
    Stand back boy

    Well I’d really like… To find out for myself,
    Don’t you know. ‘Cause
    Like I said I’ve had a sheltered life
    Down here on music row
    I don’t believe so
    Well what… What do you think mark?
    I dunno
    I really think that I can make the grade
    There’ll be some changes made

    Now listen to this I’m gonna play some rock and roll

    There’ll be some changes made… Yeah
    There’ll be some changes made
    Now let’s all play

    Anybody hurt?
    I learned this at… At summer bible school
    Well, I never could trust a saint
    I’m only a part-time saint
    Pretty good but you’re no Mark Knopfler
    What about that one there?
    Not all that bad
    I like that
    I like that
    Don’t make me look bad now, don’t make me look bad
    Respect for your elders

    There’ll be some changes made

    Written by Billy Higgins and W. Benton Overstreet
    Parody lyrics by Chet Atkins, Mark Knopfler and Margaret Archer with permissiion of the copyright owner, Edward B. Marks Music Co.
  • 3. Just One Time
    If I could see you just one time
    Oh how it’d ease my troubled mind
    If I could hold you just one time
    And then pretend that you’re still mine

    Oh, how I miss you so
    Oh I need you so
    I’d give this heart of mine
    If I could see you just one time

    Lips that used to thrill me so
    They now thrill someone else I know
    Gone is the love that once was mine
    Wish I could see you just one time

    Oh, how I miss you so
    Oh I need you so
    I’d give this heart of mine
    If I could see you just one time

    Wish I could relive just one time
    Turn back the pages and there I’d find
    That same old love that once was mine
    Wish I could see you just one time

    Oh, how I miss you so
    Oh I need you so
    I’d give this heart of mine
    If I could see you just one time

    Written by Don Gibson
  • 4. So Soft, Your Goodbye
    (instrumental)

    Written by Randy Goodrum
  • 5. Yakety Axe
    Poverty stricken but still I’m a-stickin’ to the things I know to be facts
    One day it’s feathers and the next day chicken while I’m pickin’ my yakety axe
    Ev’rybody says that I never will get far, keepin’ out of work by pickin’ this guitar
    Livin’ on a shoe-string, puttin’ off things like a shave and a hair cut

    Money don’t matter as long as I scatter a little bit of happiness around
    If people keep a grinnin’ I figure I’m a winnin’ my good old yakety sound
    City folks go around turnin’ up their noses and countin’ their greenbacks and smellin’ their roses
    But I wouldn’t trade my yakety axe, even for a T-bone

    I’m confessin’ I never took a lesson, all my notes are a matter of guessin’
    Hopin’ they’ll come out in some kinda of manner that’ll make the yakety sound
    So if you’re in the mood and your feet start tappin’
    And you feel laid back and your hands start clappin’
    Then I’ll have done what I wanted to from way back
    You’re diggin’ my yakety axe

    Now, a pick

    Written by Boots Randolph and James Rich. Lyrics by Merle Travis.
  • 6. Tears
    (instrumental)

    Written by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli
  • 7. Tahitian Skies
    (instrumental)

    Written by Ray Flacke
  • 8. I’ll See You In My Dreams
    (instrumental)

    Written by Gus Kahn and Isham Jones
  • 9. The Next Time I’m In Town
    Now it’s been somethin’ seein’ you again
    In this time we’ve had to spend
    You’ve been so good to be around
    I thank you for that special thrill
    Keep me going on until
    The next time I’m in town

    Though I won’t be back here for a while
    Or hear your laughter, see you smile
    And I’ll remember what went down
    I can’t tell you how or when
    But I’ll be seeing you again
    The next time I’m in town

    Now the faces and the places range
    ‘cross the bridge of time and change
    Once again I’m homeward bound
    There’s one thing I promise you
    And that’s another rendezvous
    The next time I’m in town

    Now it’s been something seeing you again
    And in this time we’ve had to spend
    You’ve been so good to be around
    And I thank you for that special thrill
    Keep me goin’ on until
    The next time I’m in town
    ‘Til the next time I’m in town
    ‘Til the next time I’m in town

    Written by Mark Knopfler