Ride Across the River Lyrics

Dire Straits


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 6 in album Brothers in Arms
release date: 1985-5-14
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length: 6:59
engineer: Neil Dorfsman
bass: John Illsley
keyboard: Alan Clark, Guy E. Fletcher
drums: Omar Hakim
guitars: Mark Knopfler
producer: Mark Knopfler, Neil Dorfsman
assistant recording: Steve Jackson
vocal: Mark Knopfler

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I'm a soldier of freedom in the army of man
We are the chosen, we're the partisan
The cause it is noble and the cause it is just
We are ready to pay with our lives if we must

Gonna ride across the river deep and wide
Ride across the river to the other side

I'm a soldier of fortune, I'm a dog of war
And we don't give a damn who the killing is for
It's the same old story with a different name
Death or glory, it's the killing game

Gonna ride across the river deep and wide
Ride across the river to the other side

Nothing gonna stop them as the day follows the night
Right becomes wrong, the left becomes the right
And they sing as they march with their flags unfurled
Today in the mountains, tomorrow the world

Gonna ride across the river deep and wide
Ride across the river to the other side

Track Listing

  • 1 So Far Away
  • 2 Money for Nothing
  • 3 Walk of Life
  • 4 Your Latest Trick
  • 5 Why Worry
  • 6 Ride Across the River
  • 7 The Man’s Too Strong
  • 8 One World
  • 9 Brothers in Arms