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Then again it’s a good idea to keep a weather eye on the horizon…

You can still get gas in Heaven, and a drink in Kingdom Come…

I keep a weather eye on the horizon, my back to the wall
I like to know who’s coming through the door, that’s all
It’s the old army training kicking in
I’m not complaining, it’s the world we live in

Blarney and Malarkey, they’re a devious firm
They’ll take you to the cleaners or let you burn
The help is breaking dishes in the kitchen – thanks a lot
We hired the worst dishwasher this place ever got
Come in below the radar, they want to spoil our fun
In the meantime I’m cleaning my gun

Remember it got so cold ice froze up the tank
We lit a fire beneath her just so she would crank
I keep a weather eye on the horizon, tap the storm glass now and then
I’ve got a case of Old Damnation for when you get here, my friend
We can have ourselves a party before they come
In the meantime I’m cleaning my gun

We had women and a mirror ball, we had a DJ
used to eat pretty much all that came his way
Ever since the goons came in and took apart the place
I keep a tire iron in the corner, just in case

I gave you a magic bullet on a little chain
to keep you safe from the chilly winds and out of the rain
We’re gonna might need bullets should we get stuck
Any which way, we’re going to need a little luck
You can still get gas in Heaven, and a drink in Kingdom Come
In the meantime I’m cleaning my gun

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  • ghostsniper March 13, 2020, 5:42 PM

    hoppes 9 and a bore snake

  • Snakepit Kansas March 14, 2020, 4:35 AM

    ..and a little bit of Breakfree CLP.

  • azlibertarian March 14, 2020, 10:07 AM

    Apropos of nothing, back in the day when I was a new airline pilot, we used to carry these enormous cases with all of our flight publications. These cases became little billboards on which you could put stickers to both immediately know which black case was yours, as well as to advertise your favorite passion. One of the best stickers I’ve ever seen was “Of course I can’t go to work today. The Voices in My Head keep repeating: ‘Stay home. Clean the guns.'”

    Knopfler is one of my favorites that I keep on my playlist. Given the usual tilt in most of music/Hollywood, it is a wonder that he made it all.

    And that reminds me, I should break out a couple’a guns that need some cleaning and maybe one or two that don’t, just because Mark reminded me that I should. For the record, CLP is great, and I’ve recently taken to Ballistol, but Hoppe’s #9 works well as both an effective gun cleaner and as an aftershave.

  • ghostsniper March 14, 2020, 1:23 PM

    If you like Knopfler and Clapton you have to see this.
    ALL of it.