lifeblood: songs: lyrics: hand in hand


the sky is crying
the streets are full of tears
rain come down
and wash away my fears
and all the writing on the wall
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
i said a drink of wine

if i've been hard on you
i never chose to be
i never wanted no one else
i've tried my best to be
somebody to be close to
hand in hand
like lovers are supposed to

you'd sleep
i'd think my heart will break in two
i'd kiss your cheek
and keep myself from waking you
but in the dark you'd call my name
and say baby what's wrong

yeah
oh
well here i am baby
i'm coming back for more
i'm like a wave
i've got to roll into your shore
now if my love's in vain
how come my love is so strong

if i've been hard on you
i never chose to be
i never wanted no one else
i've tried my best to be
somebody to be close to
hand in hand
like lovers are supposed to

now you and me we go parallel
together and apart
and you keep you perfect distance
you know it's, it's tearing at my heart
cause you never feel the distance
you never tried to cross no lines

oh
well it's another dirty river
it's another dirty scar
i don't know who's kissing you
and i, i don't know where you are
so far from home
won't you think of me sometime

if i've been hard on you
i never chose to be
i never wanted no one else
i've tried my best to be
somebody to be close to
hand in hand
like lovers are supposed to be

the sky is crying
streets are full of tears
and the rains coming down
wash away my fears
all the writing on the wall
sure i can read between the lines

words and music mark knopfler
as performed by amy ray at the little five points pub around 1985


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