reply to post by stavis
As a fan of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits I must say this..........
Dire Straits has nothing to do with nor have they ever been a part of the Illuminati.
"Money For Nothing" was written down by Knopfler because of how he interpreted the meaning of the words. The man that he heard this from was stating
his opinion on how people were making money for doing nothing, hence the title. This man was only stating his opinion on people who didn't have to do
a thing to make a living. Yet, people like him were having, and are still having, to bust their asses just to make ends meat. This man was also
stating his opinion on celebrities and the well to do. Not only does this song deal with the struggles of the common man. It also deals with how
peoples' opinions about other of different sexual orientations that were changing. It just so happened to be that Knopfler was in the store when this
guy was saying this. Being the musical genius that Mark Knopfler is, he just had to put it to song.
I'll give you another fine and legendary example if you are not convinced yet.
The song "Brothers In Arms" also by Dire Straits was done as a tribute to the soldiers that lost their lives in the Falkland War with Argentina in
1982. When Knopfler got the idea for the song, the war with Argentina over the tiny islands was still going on. This song did not appear until the
album of the same name, in which "Money For Nothing" is on, was released in May of 1985. This song reappeared in 2007 on the 25th anniversary of the
Falklands War. In which proceeds from the from the sale of the re-released single went to a program that had been set up to help British veterans of
that war to help them deal with "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder" that they had suffered during the war. These proeeds also used to fund a trip that
this program had been set up for to help these veterans deal with the stress that the war had placed upon them.