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Dire Straits — Water of Love (live)
Album: Live at the BBC
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Released: 1995
Length: 5:17
Plays (last 30 days): 1
High and dry in the long hot day
Lost and lonely in every way
Got the flats all around me sky up above
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
I need a little water of love

Water of love deep in the ground
No water here to be found
Some day baby when the river runs free
It'll carry that water of love to me

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

Once I had a woman I could call my own
Once I had a woman now my woman is gone
Once there was a river now there's a stone
You know it's evil when you're living alone
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I have seen the face of God, and he looks an awful lot like Mark Knopfler.
Love this version.
The bass playing is more prominent, than on the studio version. I like it.
If I don't get some wiskey soon 
I'll be dead and gone in the afternoon 

rate 8
Beautiful :-)
What a guitarist!
What a treat! Thanks, RP!
 Clark_Novato wrote:
When I was on graveyard shift right after my first child was born, I would queue up this song at low volume and walk around the bedroom bouncing her gently in my arms, singing softly.  Never fails to evoke tender feelings.

 
this is especially sweet  : )      (not a great version of this awesome song imo)
 I also agree. Never enough.


Tomasni wrote:

I agree  MORE Dire Straits

 

Ahnyer_Keester wrote:


I was about to say this same thing but instead I'll just agree.

 

 


I agree  MORE Dire Straits

 

Ahnyer_Keester wrote:


I was about to say this same thing but instead I'll just agree.

 


 brillo wrote:
Awesome.

You could never play too much Dire Straits.

Please keep it coming. 
 
I was about to say this same thing but instead I'll just agree.
 GeoBuddy wrote:
To All at RP:

IMHO Mark Knopler is an unrecognized National Treasure...

 
A National Treasure of Scotland or England?  Perhaps more importantly: Does the "Water of Love" surround the "Tunnel of Love"?
How could share this with youngsters? deep life ever 
This is pure Dire Straits. This was my first ever CD I purchased - Dubai airport, 1989, during a stopover to Sydney, when it was just a few palms, two skyscrapers and lots of camels. Communique album never gets old.
Since 20 years a pleasure to hear this song. Thanks to Mark + David Knopfler, John Illsley and Pick Withers.
Amazing live version.
There are too much better songs in this album. May be "Six Blade Knife" the best one.
Good technical skills, but no inspiration as usual. They deliver the same sound in studio and on stage. Lacking brilliance. Boring and MK does not help much. 
 
Awesome.

You could never play too much Dire Straits.

Please keep it coming. 
When I was on graveyard shift right after my first child was born, I would queue up this song at low volume and walk around the bedroom bouncing her gently in my arms, singing softly.  Never fails to evoke tender feelings.
sounds real good, 
recorded 22 July,  1978.
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the first time I heard Dire Straits was 1978 when going in to see a friend and heard this while waiting for him to open the door and I thought did JJ Cale put out a new one I don't know about? 
it was 'Sultans Of Swing' playing
pretty sweet slide guitar
great version of cool song!  (yeah Local Hero is neat : )
 CLHdaddy wrote:
"Local Hero" is an outstanding film, and the music for it is just as good.

 
absolutely!!
 CLHdaddy wrote:
"Local Hero" is an outstanding film, and the music for it is just as good.

 
Agreed.
Tugs at ones heart....{#Hearteyes}
To All at RP:

IMHO Mark Knopler is an unrecognized National Treasure...

Pls continue to play this and other solid choices.

I have been feeling guilty about listening to Radio Paradise for free for so long.

I am 70 years olds and am sending you a $100.00 donation with my thanks for the inspired work you do. 

GeoGood 
 
haha, still not Water of Love... {#Shifty}
The soundtrack to boredom.
What can I say about one of the tunes I most enjoy playing on the guitar (though it is difficult to emulate Knopfler's sensitivity, we keep on trying!). I also agree about the film, I was watching it again with my family few weeks ago and it is as a beautiful story as the music is. a10
Hey Bill G: thank you for playing Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler in general, but you did not just play "Water of Love" from "Dire Straits Live At the BBC" although this RP Web page is for that track.  

I think we just heard a live version of "Wild Theme" from Knopfler's soundtrack to the brilliant film "Local Hero"—perhaps the version found on "Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits" . 

Jes sayin'.  {#Wave}
I see there are listeners who rate this down the scale. Like, a 1. WTF? Is heavy death metal your cup of joe? 
"Local Hero" is an outstanding film, and the music for it is just as good.
 kingart wrote:
From Local Hero. One of the greatest movie soundtracks ever. So beautiful. Terrific, gorgeous and life affirming movie too. 

 
I might just need to watch it again soon.
The guitar solo brought me in from varnishing outside in the cockpit.  The style sounded so familiar yet...I had to see who was playing.  My man Mark!  His superb playing caught me again.  An 8 right off the bat.
Local Hero. Great movie.
This live version (of Wild Theme) is on Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits.
That wasn't Water of Love?? That was Wild Theme from the Local Hero soundtrack.
I'm sobbing because I wish that I could play like that. The man gets time.
From Local Hero. One of the greatest movie soundtracks ever. So beautiful. Terrific, gorgeous and life affirming movie too. 
Sweet! This turned into the Local Hero soundtrack. Nice to hear a completely different version.