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song list Dire Straits: Letter E Dire Straits: Letter C Dire Straits: Live At The BBC Dire Straits: Money For Nothing Dire Straits: Dire Straits Down To The Waterline
(Mark Knopfler)
Sweet surrender on the quayside
You remember we used to run and ride
In the shadow of cargoe I take you one time
And we're counting all the numbers down to the waterline

Near misses on the dogleap stairways
French kisses in the darkened doorways
A foghorn blowingout wild and cold
A policeman shines a light upon my shoulder

Up comes a coaster fast and silent in the night
Over my shoulder all you can see are the pilot lights
No money on 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