Waylon Jennings “Settin’ Me Up” Music Video & Lyrics

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Waylon Jennings' cover of Dire Straits' "Settin' Me Up" was recorded during a tumultuous time in the country music star's life. More here!

Country music legend Waylon Jennings’ “Settin’ Me Up” appears as the sixth track on his 1984 Never Could Toe the Mark album. While making this record, the star was trying to get sober after over twenty years of drug abuse. Jennings quit cold turkey and chose to kick his bad habits because of his young son, Shooter.

Check out his cover of Dire Straits’ “Settin’ Me Up” and the official music video below!

Song Lyrics 

Well, you say I’m the greatest bound for glory
But the word is out and I learned
I got the latest side of the story
You’re pullin’ out before you get burned.

Your hands are squeezin’ me down to the bone
I’ve never seen you breakin’ before
Stands to reason I’m a leaving you alone
What are you taking me for.

Settin’ me up to put me down
Making me out to be your clown
Settin’ me up to put me down
You better give it up baby, quit your messin’ around.

You think I care about your reaction
You think I don’t understand
All you wanted was a piece of the action
Now you talk about another man.

Settin’ me up to put me down
Making me out to be your clown
Settin’ me up to put me down
You better give it up baby, quit your messin’ around.

Settin’ me up to put me down
Making me out to be your clown
Settin’ me up to put me down
You better give it up baby, quit your messin’ around…

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