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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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Lady writer on the TV
Talk about the Virgin Mary
Reminded me of you
Expectation left a come on too

Dire Straits - Lady Writer Lyrics


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  • One of my favourite Dire Straits songs.
  • Like the pace and the guitars, of course, on this. Also, my mom is a Lady Writer!
  • Wir alle finden ihn toll !
  • One of my favorite
  • 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.
  • The last great rock band.
  • 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.
  • One of my favorite DS songs. Masterful guitarist.
  • Omg, so much energy in this song ! Love it !!

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