Private Investigation of Private Investigations


I'm a huge fan of Dire Straits and of Mark Knopfler, not only for their catchy and thought provoking songs but also their "unassuming demeanor"… I had an idea of it, but I needed the phrase from Wikipedia. Isn't Wikipedia just fantastic. If only it could teach me to create decent blog post headings.

Of all their songs, "Private Investigations" has always been a personal favourite because the lyrics can be so easily adapted to fit so many other occupations and situations, in particular these lines from the second and third versus:

You get to meet all sorts… In this line of work.
Treachery and treason… There’s always an excuse for it.
And when I find the reason… I still can’t get used to it.

And what have you got… At the end of the day?
What have you got… To take away?

Jobs and occupations, relationships and family, school and university studies, POLITICS… makes you think. Or at least it makes me think.

Now we just need Dire Straits to pull off a new independent album like Status Quo did and we'd be in business.

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