Coverafbeelding Dire Straits - Tunnel Of Love
  • Statistieken
  •   7 wkn Tipparade
  •   1980

Artiestinformatie


Opgericht door zanger Mark Knopfler in 1977 scoort Dire Straits veel grote hits. In 1978 bereiken ze voor het eerst de Top 40 met de single Sultans Of Swing wat de 10de plaats haalt. Deze single is afkomstig van het eerste album simpelweg getiteld Dire Straits. In 1979 volgt het album Communique en de single Lady Writer. In 1980 stapt Knopfler's broer David uit de band en gaan ze verder als trio. In 1982 scoort de band een nummer 1-hit met Private Investigations. Door de jaren heen zijn er verschillende muzikanten in de band gekomen en hebben ook de band weer verlaten maar Knopfler blijft de zanger en blikvanger. In 1985 verschijnt Brothers In Arms wat een record breekt door 5 jaar onafgebroken in de album Top 100 te blijven staan. Ook is het de eerste release op compact disc. In 1988 verschijnt het compilatie album Money For Nothing en treedt de band op tijdens het Nelson Mandela concert. In 1991 verschijnt het laatste album van de band On Every Street. De single Calling Elvis wordt een grote hit en de band gaat weer op toernee. Dit resulteert in 1993 in het live album On The Night en de hit EP Encores. Mark vindt het echter mooi geweest en ondanks dat de band nooit officieel is ontbonden heeft hij na 1992 nooit meer de band opgetreden en gaat hij verder als solo artiest. De single Ticket To Heaven is in 1994 de laatste Top 40 hit voor de band.

Songtekst

Getting crazy on the waltzers, but it's the life that I choose
Sing about the sixblade sing about the switchback and a torture tattoo
And I been riding on a ghost train where the cars they scream and slam
And I don't know where I'll be 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 night
I put a hand upon the lever 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 low 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 kick, walk, twisting baby step right up and see
Hey mister give me two, give me two now 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 low ride with me girl
On the tunnel of love

Well it's been money for muscle another whirly gig
Money for muscle and another girl I dig
Another hustle, just to make it big
And rock-away rock-away

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 the 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 low 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 rock-away rock-away
To rock-away rock-away from collercoats and whitley bay out to rock-away

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

Songinformatie

ArtiestDire Straits
 A-kant
Titel Tunnel Of Love (Part 1)
Lengte [5:10]
Componist(en) Mark Knopfler
Producer(s) Jimmy Iovine, Mark Knopfler
 B-kant
Titel Tunnel Of Love (Part 2)
Lengte [3:20]
Componist(en) Mark Knopfler
Producer(s) Jimmy Iovine, Mark Knopfler
Platenlabel Vertigo
Catalogusnr 6059 350
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