Down to the Waterline

Dire Straits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Knopfler
album: Track 1 in album Dire Straits
release date: 1978-10
popularity : 42 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

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Sweet surrender on the quayside
In the shadow of the cargoes I take you one time

French kisses in the darkened doorways
A policeman shines a light upon my shoulder
Up comes a coaster fast and silent in the nihgt
No money in our jackets and our jeans are torn

She can feel him in the places where the sailors go
She can still hear him whisper


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