Dire Straits - Down to the Waterline Lyrics

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Sweet surrender on the quayside
You remember we used to run and hide
In the shadow of the cargoes I take you one time
And we're counting all the numbers down to the waterline

Near misses on the dog leap stairways
French kisses in the darkened doorways
A foghorn blowing out wild and cold
A policeman shines a light upon my shoulder

Up comes a coaster fast and silent in the nihgt
Over my shoulder all you can see are the pilot lights
No money in our jackets and our jeans are torn
Your hands are cold but your lips are warm

She can see him on the jetty where they used to go
She can feel him in the places where the sailors go
When she's walking by the river and the railway line
She can still hear him whisper
Let's go down to the waterline
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Down to the Waterline
  • 2 Water of Love
  • 3 Setting Me Up
  • 4 Six Blade Knife
  • 5 Southbound Again
  • 6 Sultans of Swing
  • 7 In the Gallery
  • 8 Wild West End
  • 9 Lions


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Mark Knopfler
    album: Track 1 in album Dire Straits
    release date: 1978-6-2
    popularity : 224 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues
    styles: Blues Rock/Rock & Roll/Pop Rock
    length: 4:02
    producer: Muff Winwood
    drums: Pick Withers
    lead vocals: Mark Knopfler
    guitar: David Knopfler and Mark Knopfler
    bass guitar: John Illsley
    composer: Mark Knopfler
    lyricist: Mark Knopfler
    Album Information
    label: Vertigo
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin