The sky is crying the streets are full of tears
Rain come down wash away my fears
And all this writing on the wall
Oh 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 a drink of wine

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

As you'd sleep I'd think my heart would break in two
I'd kiss your cheek I'd stop myself from waking you
But in the dark you'd speek my name
You'd say baby what's wrong
Oh, here I am baby I'm coming back for more
I'm like a wave that's going to roll into the shore
Yes and if my love's in vain how come my love is so strong?

Now you and me go parallel together and apart
And you keep your perfect distance and it's tearing at my heart
Did you never feel the distance?
You never tried to cross no line
Now it's another dirty river and another dirty scar
And I don't know who's kissing you and I don't know where you are
So far from home don't you think of me sometimes

Lyrics submitted by Dasch

"Hand in Hand" as written by Mark Knopfler

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    General CommentI find it strange that nobody has commented this song before. In my opinion this is one of the best love songs ever. Fighting with Romeo and Juliet about being the best Dire Straits love song.
    I just love:
    "Now you and me go parallel together and apart
    And you keep your perfect distance and it’s tearing at my heart"
    Knopfler is brilliant.
    Direon July 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. The second verse discribes my relationship with a girl I'm in love with like nothing else.
    TheFifthBeatleon January 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah a rly underrated song.
    i love the start of the 2nd and 3rd verse, where the music is quieter, then it builds up gradually to get to the chorus
    nachozon January 15, 2008   Link
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    MemoryAll these years later I can hear how this song perfectly describes my relationship at that time. I don't often think of that girl, but I'll remember her now when I hear Knopfler's words. Great track on a great LP. Roy Bittan!
    Apesbrainon November 21, 2019   Link
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    MemoryDusted off this record today - oh my, this outdoes Springsteen in the starry-eyed romantic genre. What a record - still holds up IMHO.
    krizansdaon March 14, 2020   Link

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