Dire Straits – Southbound Again – Lyrics

Dire Straits – Southbound Again – Lyrics

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Southbound Again

The fifth song from the Dire Straits debut album is the song “Southbound Again.” This song was on the first side of the album. The composition of this song is remarkably very similar to the song “Down Along the Cove” by Bob Dylan released in his 1967 album called John Wesley Harding – 11 years earlier, although the lyrics are different.

Some people say that this song is also autobiographical rather than observational for Mark Knopfler. According to Michael Oldfield’s 1984 biography of the band, “Southbound Again” was inspired by songwriter Mark Knopfler’s “memories of trips to the capital.”

Another good thing about this song is that you always know when the song ends that you will hear the classic “Sultans of Swing.”

Find out more about “Southbound Again”

Lyrics

Southbound again I don’t know if I’m going or leaving home
Southbound again I don’t know if I’m going or leaving home
Boy got to be moving
Seems like the boy is bound to roam

Every single time I roll across the rolling River Tyne
Now every single time I roll across the rolling River Tyne
I get the same old feeling
Every time I’m moving down the line

Southbound again last night I felt like crying, like crying
Southbound again last night I felt like dying
Right now I’m sick of living
But I’m going to keep on trying
Keep on trying

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