Saturday, August 3, 2013

Dire Straits & Eric Clapton: Brothers In Arms



Dire Straits, the British rock band, performs “Brothers in Arms” live with Eric Clapton at London’s Wembley Stadium for Nelson Mandela’s 70th birthday party on the 11th of June 1988. The sing comes from the album of the same name, which was released on the 13th of  May 1985.

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But it’s written in the starlight/And every line on your palm/We're fools to make war/On our brothers in arms
  
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Brothers in Arms
by  Mark Knopfler

These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day you'll return to me
Your valleys and your farms
And you'll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
I've witnessed all your suffering
As the battle raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

There's so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the sun's gone to hell
And the moon's riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But it's written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
We're fools to make war
On our brothers in arms

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