DIRE STRAITS


Making Miovies
(SHM-CD)

(1980)



1. Tunnel Of Love 8'11
(Mark Knopfler)
2. Romeo And Juliet 6'02
(Mark Knopfler)
3. Skateaway 6'41
(Mark Knopfler)
4. Expresso Love 5'12
(Mark Knopfler)
5. Hand In Hand 4'49
(Mark Knopfler)
6. Solid Rock 3'27
(Mark Knopfler)
7. Les Boys 4'08
(Mark Knopfler)

Total Time: 38:30


  • Mark Knopfler - Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Vocals
  • John Illsley - Bass
  • Pick Withers - Drums

    Produced by Jimmy lovine and Mark Knopfler
    Keyboards by Roy Bittan (Courtesy of
    The E STREET BAND)
    Engineered by Shelly Yakus
    Assistant Engineers: Jeff Hendrickson and Jon Mathias
    Mastered by Greg Calbi
    Design and Artwork by Neil Jerk
    Photography by Brian Gritiin

    Songs by Mark Knopfler

    All Songs 1980 STRAITJACKET SONGS Ltd.
    All rights Administered by
    RONDOR MUSIC (London) Ltd.
    Extract from the
    CAROUSEL WALTZ composed by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
    Published by
    CHAPPELL MUSIC Ltd.

    Thanks To Ed, Paul, Lou and Liz at DAMAGE MANAGEMENT

    Recorded July-August 1980





    1. Tunnel Of Love

      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 cake walk 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 low ride with me girl
      On the tunnel of love

      Well it's been money for muscle another whirligig
      Money for muscle and 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 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 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

    2. Romeo And 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?

      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 shoudn'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 and you 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 dream is real
      How can you look at me as 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?

      I can't do the talk like they talking on the tv
      And i can't do a love song like the way its meant to be
      I can't do everything but i'd do anything for you
      I can't do anything except 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
      There's a place for us you know the movie song
      When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong?

      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?

    3. Skateaway

      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 KERBSIDE 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 GREASE 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 BENN SO RUDE TO HER

      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

      COME SLIPPIN AND SLIDIN
      LIFE'S ROLLER BALL
      SLIPPIN AND A SLIDIN
      SKATEAWAY THAT'S ALL
      SHALA SHALAY HEY HEY SKATEAWAY
      SHE'S GOING SINING SHALA SHALAY HEY HEY
      SKATEAWAY

    4. Expresso Love

      She gets the sun in the daytime
      Perfume in the dusk
      And she comes out in the night time
      With the honeysuckle musk
      Because she smells just like a rose
      And she tastes just 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 it feels 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 tip
      And i surrender to the fever
      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 wired 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

    5. Hand In Hand

      The sky is crying the streets are full of tears
      Rain come down wash away my tears
      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 chose 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 the 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

    6. Solid Rock

      Well take a look at that
      I made a castle in the sand
      Saying this is where it's you know
      Couldn't understand now
      If i realised 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 sick of vanity now
      I'm sticking to essential reality now
      I don't know what's worse
      Try to make a silk purse
      Living an 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
      Yeah they're gonna stick together

      Because the heart that you break
      That's the one that you rely on
      The bed that you make
      That's the one you gotta lie on
      When you point your finger 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

    7. 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 tourists take a photograph
      Les boys don't get one lough
      He says they're useless

      Late at night when they've gone away
      Les boys dream of jean genet
      High heel shoes and a black berret
      And the posters on the wall that say
      Les boys do cabaret
      Les boys are glad to be gay