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29th Apr '16 10:16:54 PM Green_lantern40
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[[caption-width-right:304:"They don't give a damn 'bout any trumpet-playin' band...\\
It ain't what they call rock and roll..."]]
23rd Apr '16 6:11:20 AM wittylibrarian
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* WarIsHell: "Brothers In Arms".
3rd Feb '16 6:05:22 AM LondonKdS
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* {{Bowdlerize}}: The version of "Money For Nothing" included on the live ''On the Night'' album replaces the slurs in the controversial "faggot" verse with the slightly less offensive "queeny".
30th Jan '16 10:20:39 PM Exxolon
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* BigApplesauce: In "On Every Street" the town the protagonist is singing about is implied to be New York with a reference the fireworks exploding over (the Statue of) Liberty.
30th Jan '16 10:13:21 PM Exxolon
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Dire Straits were a British rock group active 1978-1988 and 1991-1995. They had a large rotation of members throughout their history, but the core of the band was lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter Mark Knopfler. They are best known for their hits "Money for Nothing", "Brothers in Arms", "Walk of Life", "Sultans of Swing", "So Far Away", and "Telegraph Road". They released six studio albums, though FaceOfTheBand Mark Knopfler has continued to release solo albums since then.
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\nDire Straits ->''Now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it,\\
You play the guitar on the MTV,\\
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it,\\
Money for nothin' and chicks for free.''
-->"Money For Nothing"

'''Dire Straits'''
were a British rock group active 1978-1988 and 1991-1995. They had a large rotation of members throughout their history, but the core of the band was lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter Mark Knopfler. They are best known for their hits "Money for Nothing", "Brothers in Arms", "Walk of Life", "Sultans of Swing", "So Far Away", and "Telegraph Road". They released six studio albums, though FaceOfTheBand Mark Knopfler has continued to release solo albums since then.
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25th Jan '16 9:33:26 PM BattleMaster
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* DownInTheDumps: "So Far From The Clyde," about a British cargo ship that's being torn apart for scrap in a salvage yard in India, [[TitleDrop so far from the Clyde]] Shipyards in Glasgow where it was built.



* ManicPixieDreamGirl: "Skateaway"

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: "Skateaway""Skateaway", though unlike many examples of the trope it just seems to be a girl the narrator has seen who has no apparent interest in him.
2nd Oct '15 11:07:39 AM MasterThief
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* FightingForAHomeland: The unnamed narrator of "Brothers in Arms":
--> These mist-covered mountains are home now for me / But my home is the lowlands and always will be / Some day you'll return to your valleys and your farms / And you'll no longer burn to be brothers in arms...
2nd Oct '15 10:58:17 AM MasterThief
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** "Romeo and Juliet" aside from the obvious one in the title, also references "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels and "There's a Place For Us" from *WestSideStory*.

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** "Romeo and Juliet" aside from the obvious one in the title, also references "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels and "There's a Place For Us" from *WestSideStory*.''WestSideStory''.
2nd Oct '15 10:57:44 AM MasterThief
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** "Romeo and Juliet" aside from the obvious one in the title, also references "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels and "There's a Place For Us" from WestSideStory

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** "Romeo and Juliet" aside from the obvious one in the title, also references "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels and "There's a Place For Us" from WestSideStory*WestSideStory*.
2nd Oct '15 10:57:06 AM MasterThief
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** "Romeo and Juliet" aside from the obvious one in the title, also reference's "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels.

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** "Romeo and Juliet" aside from the obvious one in the title, also reference's references "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels.Angels and "There's a Place For Us" from WestSideStory
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