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"Lady Writer" is a 1979 rock song and single by Dire Straits. It appears on the band's second album Communiqué. When asked what the song was about, Knopfler said that he was watching TV one day, and there was a lady writer on the TV, and that's basically where the idea for the song came from. Because the song says the writer is "talking about the Virgin Mary", some have speculated that the writer in question is Marina Warner, a… read more

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  • Avatar for venicechance
    One of my favourite Dire Straits songs.
  • Avatar for Druid66
    Like the pace and the guitars, of course, on this. Also, my mom is a Lady Writer!
  • Avatar for ColorCaptn
    Wir alle finden ihn toll !
  • Avatar for LastArctica
    One of my favorite
  • Avatar for JuniorMcCartney
    Very passive-aggressive. A song about how a random stranger on the tv is more enchanting than an ex gfriend. Pretty much the perfect breakup song.
  • Avatar for littlelouie1
    The last great rock band.
  • Avatar for zeppyfish
    That line: "Just the way that her hair fell down around her face" -- the melody, the delivery, the sentiment, the guitar lick that follows it -- absolute perfection.
  • Avatar for StratkatBlue
    One of my favorite DS songs. Masterful guitarist.
  • Avatar for Dark_Althor
    Omg, so much energy in this song ! Love it !!
  • Avatar for Wesley-VA
    Classic Knopfler - love it

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