Dire Straits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Knopfler
album: Track 9 in album Dire Straits
release date: 1978-10
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Rock & Roll/Pop Rock
length: 5:03
lyricist: Mark Knopfler
composer: Mark Knopfler

Album Information

label: Vertigo
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

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Red sun go down way over dirty town
A girl is there high heeling across the square
Waiting in the crowd to cross at the light

Nobody cares to depend to depend upon the chime it plays
Congregation late again
Drunk old soldier he gives her a fright

Doors slamming on the overground
Her evening paper is horror torn
Her lucky stars give her just enough to get her home
But she's thinking about a stranger in the night
What happened to the lions


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