hand in hand lyrics – dire straits

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 give this dirty town
a drink of water
a drink of wine

if i 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 wakin’ you
but in the dark you’d speak 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 got to roll into the sh*r*
yes and if my love’s in vain, how come my love is so strong?

if i 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
supposed to be

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?
did you never try to cross no line?
cos 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 sometime?

if i 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

if i 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

sky is crying, see the streets are full of tears
rain coming down to wash away my fears
and all this writing on the wall
oh i can read between the lines

/ dire straits lyrics