"Why Worry" as written by and Mark Knopfler....
Baby, I see this world has made you sad
Some people can be bad
The things they do, the things they say

But baby, I'll wipe away those bitter tears
I'll chase away those restless fears
And turn your blue skies into gray

Why worry
There should be laughter after pain
There should be sunshine after rain
These things have always been the same
So why worry now
Why worry now

Baby, when I get down I turn to you
And you make sense of what I do
And though it isn't hard to say

But baby, just when this world seems mean and cold
Our love comes shining red and gold
And all the rest is by the way

Why worry
There should be laughter after pain
There should be sunshine after rain
These things have always been the same
So why worry now
Why worry now


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"Why Worry" as written by Mark Knopfler

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    General CommentPretty self explanatory, meaning-wise...Beautiful song, Knopfler is a genius. I could listen to the last three minutes of it forever.
    leddedon June 23, 2003   Link
  • +1
    MemoryA couple of years after my dad bought the Brothers in Arms LP, he did me a cassette copy for my Sony Walkman! I was only about 8 then but this is an album that has stuck with me and is still among my top 10 albums of all time 21 years later.

    There are lines in this song that give me that 'choked up' feeling every time I listen to it.

    'Why worry, there should be laughter after pain
    There should be sunshine after rain'
    DJDiscoon December 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. Out of interest, people should, if possible, listen to the version of this song by The Everly Brothers. It is available on their Heartaches And Harmonies collection, and, plenty of downloading programs, although now they've been crapped upon - pardon my language - It's probably worth checking the Everly's version on CD or tape.
    Bobo192on June 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentPretty self explanatory, meaning-wise...Beautiful song, Knopfler is a genius. I could listen to the last three minutes of it forever.
    leddedon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has quickly become one of my all-time favorites, although it's the kind that you can't just share everyone. You can't cheapen this kind of beauty; this is like a poem. It sounded like a nursery song being sung to a babe, before I even looked at the lyrics. Silly though it seems, it takes me back to my young childhood. For some reason, it reminds me of the cartoon movie Robin Hood, when they're all sitting in jail...

    So why worry now...
    TenYears_Goneon November 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIm pretty sure this song is not written by dire straights. Some greek artist wrote it, she was in the news last year cos she died. Forgot her name...
    double_don February 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love that this song is included in the album because it is light and easy. No great metaphors to wrap your brain around, just a nice song to enjoy.
    tpfon March 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust flat out beautiful.
    wwbon April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttotaly agree with tpf
    usually knopfler's lyrics are not that obvious, and that makes them amazing. but even with simple, light songs, he shows he can write beautiful lyrics
    nachozon January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song! Words to live by. Can someone please tell me what "Our love comes shining red and gold" means.
    boonie1974on January 31, 2008   Link

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