Dire Straits lyrics - Album: Making Movies [1980]

Tunnel Of Love

Getting crazy on the waltzers but it's the life that I choose

Sing about the sixblade sing about sing about the switchback and a fortune tattoo

And I been riding on a ghost train where the cars they scream and slam

And I don't know where I'll tonight but I'd always tell you where I am

In a screaming ring of faces I seen her standing in the light

She had a ticket for the races just like me she was a victim of the light

I put my hand upon the level said let it rock and let it roll

I had the one arm bandit fever there was an arrow through my heart and my soul

And the big wheel keep on turning neon burning up above

And I'm just high on the world

Come on and take a law ride with me girl

On the tunnel of love

It's just the danger when you're riding at your own risk

She said you are the perfect stranger she said baby let's keep it like this

It's just a cakewalk twisting baby step right up and say

Hey mister give me two give me two cos any two can play

And the big wheel keep on turning neon burning up above

And I'm just high on the world

Come on and take a law ride with me girl

On the tunnel of love

Well it's been money for muscle another whirligig

Money for muscle another girl i dig

Another hustle just to make it big

And rockaway rockaway

And girl it looks so pretty to me just like it always did

Like the spanish city to me when we were kids

Oh girl it looks so pretty to me just like it always did

Like the spanish city to me when we were kids

She took off a silver locket she said remember me by this

She put her hand in my pocket I got a keepsake and a kiss

And in the roar of dust and diesel I stood and watched her walk away

I could have caught up with her easy enough but something must have made me stay

And the big wheel keep on turning neon burning up above

And I'm just high on the world

Come on and take a law ride with me girl

On the tunnel of love

And now I'm searching through these carousels and the carnival arcades

Searching everywhere from steeplechase to palisades

In any shooting gallery where promises are made

To rockaway rockaway from cullercoats and whitley bay out to rockaway

And girl it looks so pretty to me like it always did

Like the spanish city to me when we were kids

Girl it looks so pretty to me like it always did

Like the spanish city to me when we were kids

Romeo And Juliet


A love struck Romeo sings a streetsuss serenade

Laying everybody low with a lovesong that he made

Finds a convenient streetlight steeps out of the shade

Says something like you and me babe how about it?

Juliet says hey it's Romeo you nearly gimme a heart attack

He's underneath the window she's singing hey la my boyfriend's back

You shouldn't come around here singing up at people like that

Anyway what you gonna do about it ?

Juliet the dice were loaded from the start

And I bet ant exploded in my heart

And I forget I forget the movie song

When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong Juliet?

Come up on different streets they both were streets of shame

Both dirty both mean yes and the dream was just the same

And I dreamed your dream for you and now your dram is real

How can you look at me as if I was just another one of your deals?

When you can fall for chains of silver you can fall for chains of gold

You can fall for pretty strangers and the promises they hold

You promised me everything you promised me thick and thin

Now you just say oh Romeo yeah you know I used to have a scene with him

Juliet when we made love you used to cry

You said I love you like the stars above I'll love you till I die

There's a place for us you know the movie song

When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong Juliet?

I can't do the talk like they talk on TV

And I can't do a love song like the way it's meant to be

I can't do everything but I'd do anything for you

I can't do anything expect be in love with you

And all I do is miss you and the way we used to be

All I do is keep the beat and bad company

All I do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme

Julie I'd do the stars with you any time

Juliet when we made love you used to cry

You said I love you like the stars above I'll love you till I die

And there's a place for us you know the movie song

When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong Juliet?

A lovestruck Romeo sings a streetsuss serenade

Laying everybody low with a lovesong that he made

Finds a convenient streetlight steps out of the shade

Says something like you and me babe how about it?

Skate Away


I seen a girl on a one way corridor

Stealing down a wrong way street

For all the world like an urban toreador

She had wheels on on her feet

Well the cars do the usual dances

Same old cruise and the kerbsid crawl

But the rollergirl she's taking chances

They just love to see her take them all

No fears alone at night she's sailing through the crowd

In her ears the phones are tight and the music's playing loud

Hallelujah here she comes queen rollerball

Enchante what can I say don't care at all

You know she used to have to wait around

she used to be the lonely one

But now that she can skate around town

She's the only one

No fears alone at night she's sailing through the crowd

In her ears the phones are tight and the music's playing loud

She gets rock'n'roll a rock'n'roll station

And a rock'n'roll dream

She's making movies on location

She don't know what it means

But the music make her wanna be the story

And the story was whatever was the song what it was

Rollergirl don't worry

D.j. play the movies all night long

She tortures taxi drivers just for fun

She like to read their lips

Says toro toro taxi see ya tomorrow my son

I swear she let a big truck graze her hip

She got her own world in the city

You can't intrude on her

She got her own world in the city

Cos the city's been so rude to her

Come slippin' and slidin'

Life's a rollerball

Slippin' and slidin'

Skate away that's all

Shala shalay hey hey skate away

She's singing shala shalay hey hey

Skate away

Expresso Love


She gets the sun in the daytime

Perfume in the dusk

And she comes out in the night time

Withe the honeysuckle musk

Because she smells just like a rose

And she takes like a peach

She got me walking where the wildlife goes

I'd do anything to reach her

And she was made in heaven

Heaven's in the world

Is this just expresso love

You know I'm crazy for the girl

She call me just to talk

She's my lover she's a friend of mine

She says hey mister you wanna take a walk

In the wild west end sometime

And I get trouble with my breathing

She says boys don't know anything

but I know what I want

I want everything

Well I feel so good cos I feel so good

And I feel so good cos I feel so right

I was made to go with my girl

Like a saxophone was made to go with the night

And she can raise one eyebrow

Put her hand on my hip

And I close one eye now

Sweat on her lip

And I surrender to the fever

I surrender to the will of the night

She love me so tender I got to believe her

Love? expresso love's alright

I don't want no sugar in it

Thank you very much

All wire up on it all fired up on it

Expresso touch

Hey maestro expresso

It's just another one just like the other one

Hey maestro expresso

Is this another one just like the other one

Hand In Hand


The sky is crying the streets are full of tears

Rain come down wash away my fears

And all this writing on the wall

Oh I can read between the lines

Rain come down forgive this dirty town

Rain come down and give this dirty town

A drink of water a drink of wine

If I been hard on you I never choose to be

I never wanted no one else

I tried my best to be somebody you'd be close to

Hand in hand like lovers are supposed to

As you'd sleep I'd think my heart would break in two

I'd kiss your cheek I'd stop myself from waking you

But in the dark you'd speak my name

You'd say baby what's wrong?

Oh here I am baby I'm coming back for more

I'm like a wave that's got to roll into the shore

Yes and if my love's in vain how come my love is so strong?

Now you and me go parallel together and apart

And you keep your perfect distance and it's tearing at my heart

Did you never feel the distance

You never tried to cross no line

Now it's another dirty river and another dirty scar

And I don't know who's kissing you and I don't know where you are

So far from home don't you think of me sometime

Sky is crying see the streets are full of tears

Rain coming down to wash away my fears

And all this writing on the wall

Oh I can read between the lines

Solid Rock


Well take a look at that

I made a castle in the sand

Saying this is it's at you know

Couldn't understand now

If I realized that the chances were slim

How come I'm so surprised when the tide rolled in

I wanna live on solid rock

I'm gonna live on solid rock

I wanna give I don't wanna be blocked

I'm gonna live on solid rock

Well I'm sick of potential

I'm stick of vanity now

I'm sticking to essential reality now

I don't know what's worse

Try to make a silk purse

Living on illusion living in confusion

Well a house of cards

Was never built for shock

You could blow it down in any kind of weather

Now two solid rocks two solid blocks

You know they're gonna stick together

Because the heart that you break

That's the one you rely on

the be bed that you make

That's the one you gotta like on

When you point your fingers cos your plan fell through

You got three more fingers pointing back at you

I wanna live on solid rock

I'm gonna live on solid rock

I wanna give I don't wanna be blocked

I'm gonna live on solid rock

I'm solid rock now

Les Boys


Les boys do cabaret

Les boys are glad to be gay

They're not afraid now

Disco bar in Germany

Les boys are glad to be

Upon parade now

Les boys got leather straps

Les boys got ss caps

But they got no gun now

Get dressed up get a little risque

Got to do a little s&m these days

it's all in fun now

Les boys come on again

For the high class whores

And the businessmen

Who drive in their mercedes benz

To a disco bar in old munchen

They get the jokes that the d.j. makes

They get nervous and they make mistakes

They're bad for business

Some tourist take a photograph

Les boys don't get one laugh

He says they're unless

Late at night when they've gone away

Les boys dream of jean genet

High heel shoes of black beret

And the posters on the wall that say

Les boys do cabaret

Las boys are glad to be gay

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