Dire Straits – Down to the Waterline – Lyrics

Dire Straits – Down to the Waterline – Lyrics

Down to the Waterline by Dire Straits (1978) - Lyrics.

“Down to The Waterline” is the first song at the debut album by Dire Straits – Dire Straits from 1978 and the second released single as well as “Water of Love” after the classic “Sultans of Swing” in May 1978. Below is the video song and the lyric of the song. Enjoy.


Sweet surrender on the quayside
You remember we used to run and hide
In the shadow of the cargoes, I take you one time
We’re counting all the numbers down to the waterline

Well, near misses on the dog leap stairways
French kisses in the darkened doorways
A foghorn blowing out 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 in 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

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