Tunnel Of Love

Album: Making Movies (1980)
Charted: 54
Play Video
  • Getting crazy on the waltzers
    But it's the life that I choose
    Hey, sing about the six blade 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, yeah
    Just like me she was a victim of the night
    I put my 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, ye, love

    It's just the danger, 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 cakewalk twisting baby, a step right up and say
    Hey mister, give me two, give me two now
    'Cause 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, oh love

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

    And girl it looks so pretty to me
    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
    Oh, 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 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 this world
    Come on and take a low ride with me girl
    On the tunnel of love, yeah, love, love
    On the tunnel of love, whoa, love, 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
    Rock away, rock away
    From Cullercoats 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 Writer/s: Mark Knopfler
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Jerry Haskins from Hickory. N.c.Knocker is as Great A Musician As He Is Songwriter. He is Totally an Artist, Artist...
  • Steve from Philadelphia, PaMaking Movies in general and this song in particular were underrated in my opinion. For that matter...so were Dire Straits.
  • Arun from Chennai, Indiathe best version in my view, remains the one the band performed at the Alchemy Live concert.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

James Bond Theme Songs

James Bond Theme SongsMusic Quiz

How well do you know the 007 theme songs?

Rock Revenge Songs

Rock Revenge SongsMusic Quiz

John Lennon, Paul Simon and Lynyrd Skynyrd are some of the artists who have written revenge songs. Do you know who they wrote them about?

John Waite

John WaiteSongwriter Interviews

"Missing You" was a spontaneous outpouring of emotion triggered by a phone call. John tells that story and explains what MTV meant to his career.

Gary Brooker of Procol Harum

Gary Brooker of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.

Keith Reid of Procol Harum

Keith Reid of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

As Procol Harum's lyricist, Keith wrote the words to "A Whiter Shade Of Pale." We delve into that song and find out how you can form a band when you don't sing or play an instrument.

Rush: Album by Album - A Conversation With Martin Popoff

Rush: Album by Album - A Conversation With Martin PopoffSong Writing

A talk with Martin Popoff about his latest book on Rush and how he assessed the thousands of albums he reviewed.