Dire Straits — Water Of Love
Album: Dire Straits
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Released: 1978
Length: 5:07
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High and dry in the long hot day
Lost and lonely every way
Got the flats all around me sky up above
Yes I need a little water of love

I've been too long lonely and my heart feels pain
Crying out for some soothing rain
I believe I have taken enough
Yes I need a little water of love

Water of love deep in the ground
But there ain't no water here to be found
Some day baby when the river runs free
It's gonna carry that water of love to me

There's a bird up in a tree sitting up high
Just a-waiting for me to die
If I don't get some water soon
I'll be dead and gone in the afternoon

Water of love deep in the ground
But there ain't no water here to be found
Some day baby when the river runs free
It's gonna carry that water of love to me

Once I had a woman I could call my own
Once I had a woman now my woman she gone
Once there was a river now there's a stone
You know it's evil when you're living alone

Water of love deep in the ground
But there ain't no water here to be found
Some day baby when the river runs free
It's gonna carry that water of love to me

(Carry that) water of love deep in the ground
But there ain't no water here to be found
Some day baby when the river runs free
It's gonna carry that water of love to me
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Massive 10.  Grew up with DS and Knopfler's genius.  DS had lots of soul during a post-disco era that, well, lacked soul.
 COMMANDER_KENT wrote:
Every song on the first LP was a smash!  My least favorite was sultans of swing.  Maybe because commercial radio played it to death. 
Walking in the wild west end was the song my wife and I danced too at our wedding.  1984!  We still dance to it 34 years later...{#Hug}
 
Lovely {#Smile}
Every song on the first LP was a smash!  My least favorite was sultans of swing.  Maybe because commercial radio played it to death. 
Walking in the wild west end was the song my wife and I danced too at our wedding.  1984!  We still dance to it 34 years later...{#Hug}
Okay it is has taken almost forty years but this song has grown on me. In my defence I am a Philistine from the Wild West End.
  jab49 wrote:
Love the song, but also, what do you think about the cover art? For me, never before has someone looked so lonely and in "dire straits" like the girl on the cover. Maybe it's not meant to mean that, but to me it does.

  
lily34 wrote:

yeah. it reminds me of a couple other things, too. like a rothko piece. or that one of a shot outside a diner at night, i forget the artist and title of the piece...damnit.

also, love the song, too.

 
Hopper-esque in its own way


 Geecheeboy wrote:
Clever seque from Nick Drake's Cello Song.

 
I concur. So smooth. Tempo. Tone. Feel. {#Clap}
Yes. But what about "In The Gallery"? As Tippster says below, it's - wow. Fabulous, scathing; totally nails the whole pretentious scene.
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BuzzPete wrote:

Six Blade Knife. Another great one.


 BuzzPete wrote:

YES YES YES. Six Blade Knife please.



 


Sitting in my shed in Vermont with the Woodstove blazing and listening to RP. Thanks Bill and Rebecca for all the great tunes

Six Blade Knife. Another great one.


 jab49 wrote:
Love the song, but also, what do you think about the cover art? For me, never before has someone looked so lonely and in "dire straits" like the girl on the cover. Maybe it's not meant to mean that, but to me it does.

 
yeah. it reminds me of a couple other things, too. like a rothko piece. or that one of a shot outside a diner at night, i forget the artist and title of the piece...damnit.

also, love the song, too.
Damn, dat dobro...
Love the song, but also, what do you think about the cover art? For me, never before has someone looked so lonely and in "dire straits" like the girl on the cover. Maybe it's not meant to mean that, but to me it does.
Outstanding!  Been a long time since I heard it.
 NicJohn wrote:
Great album.  Fresh sound when it came out and still stands up well.

 

Holds up like high quality steel.

{#Yes} 
 Deadwing wrote:

Sultans of Swing is the song that launched Dire Straits into the rock world and established their unique sound. It's a brilliant song. That being said, this song and Down to the Waterline are my favs from the album.

 
I agree with all your points, but my personal favorite is "In the Gallery."  Those solo breaks are just... 
A great classic
how could this be their first album?!?
yes that's true  
Great album.  Fresh sound when it came out and still stands up well.