Love Over Gold Lyrics

Dire Straits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Knopfler
album: Track 4 in album Love Over Gold
release date: 1982-9-20
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genres: Rock Blues Pop
styles: Blues Rock/Classic Rock
length: 6:18
producer: Mark Knopfler
drums: Pick Withers
lead vocals: Mark Knopfler
engineer: Neil Dorfsman
guitar: Hal Lindes and Mark Knopfler
keyboard: Alan Clark
mastering: Bob Ludwig
bass guitar: John Illsley
marimba & vibraphone: Mike Mainieri
composer: Mark Knopfler
lyricist: Mark Knopfler

Cover Art

Dire Straits Love Over Gold cover art
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You walk out on the high wire
You're a dancer on thin ice
You pay no heed to the danger
And less to advice
Your footsteps are forbidden
But with a knowledge of your sin
You throw your love to all the strangers
And caution to the wind

And you go dancing through doorways
Just to see what you will find
Leaving nothing to interfere
With the crazy balance of your mind
And when you finally reappear
At the place where you came in
You've thrown your love to all the strangers
And caution to the wind

It takes love over gold
And mind over matter
To do what you do that you must
When the things that you hold
Can fall and be shattered
Or run through your fingers like dust


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Telegraph Road
  • 2 Private Investigations
  • 3 Industrial Disease
  • 4 Love Over Gold
  • 5 It Never Rains