private investigations lyrics – dire straits

it’s a mystery to me, the game commences
for the usual fee plus expenses
confidential information, it’s in a diary
this is my investigation, it’s not a public inquiry

i go checking out the reports, digging up the dirt
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?
a bottle of whiskey and a new set of lies
blinds on the windows and a pain behind the eyes

scarred for life, no compensation
private investigations

/ dire straits lyrics