Dire Straits - Walk Of Life - Live 1992


Dire Straits - Walk of Life (Live at the On Every Street Tour)



"Walk of Life" is a song by the British rock band Dire Straits from their fifth studio album Brothers in Arms (1985). It subsequently appeared on their live album On the Night (1993). It was released as a single in 1985 but had first been available as the B-side of "So Far Away" released in advance of Brothers in Arms.


The track peaked at number seven in the US charts and was their biggest commercial hit in the UK (along with "Private Investigations"), peaking at number two. The track also appeared on three compilation albums: 1988's Money for Nothing, 1998's Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits, and 2005's The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations.





Lyrics


Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies

Be-Bop-A-Lula, Baby What I Say

Here comes Johnny singing I Gotta Woman

Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay


He got the action, he got the motion

Yeah, the boy can play

Dedication, devotion

Turning all the night time into the day


He do the song about the sweet lovin' woman

He do the song about the knife

He do the walk, he do the walk of life

Yeah, he do the walk of life


Here comes Johnny and he'll tell you the story

Hand me down my walkin' shoes

Here comes Johnny with the power and the glory

Backbeat the talkin' blues


He got the action, he got the motion

Yeah, the boy can play

Dedication, devotion

Turning all the night time into the day


He do the song about the sweet lovin' woman

He do the song about the knife

He do the walk, he do the walk of life

Yeah, he do the walk of life


Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies

Be-Bop-A-Lula, Baby What I Say

Here comes Johnny singing I Gotta Woman

Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay


He got the action, he got the motion

Yeah, the boy can play

Dedication, devotion

Turning all the night time into the day


And after all the violence and double talk

There's just a song in all the trouble and the strife

You do the walk, yeah, you do the walk of life

Mmm, you do the walk of life