Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms Lyrics




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
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 your suffering
As the battle raged high

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 riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die

But it's written in the starlight
And every line in your palm
We're fools to make war
On our brothers in arms





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  1. Say Rock

    The West Wing brought me here. Jeb Bartlett is about to go before the cameras to admit that he has M.S. and has kept it a secret.

  2. Emilio Martínez

    Que tranquilidad te hace sentir unas notas musicales que te transportan ha un mar de calma .
    Cuando aprenderán los nuevos grupos influir en tu alma con una simple guitarra cuando!!!!!!!

  3. José Camões

    Forever greate !! Wow can i forget my best seasons and relax whith those best players !!!

  4. Gert Buze

    Toppers de jongens van Dire Straits 🌹🍀💖

  5. Audrey Wagner

    2020 still listening ?

  6. Michal Gabby

    # ELECTIONS 2020. "We're fools to make war on our brothers in arms".

  7. Bluejay Outpost

    Mucho...likeo..songo...✋✋✋

  8. Dozornui1992

    Misery Stalker mod brought me here

  9. Katalin Bodolai

    ❤❤❤

  10. тутыш тут

    Это было недавно,
    Это было вчера...
    💘💘💘💘💘💘💘
    🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸
    Марк 👏👏👏

  11. Frank Vodanovic

    This ist Music 🤡👦🤴

  12. Sladjana Popovic

    Imala sam i ovaj LP. Sa istim uživanjem slušam i dalje ovu pesmu. Volim što dobra muzika ne priznaje vreme i granice, što spaja ljude. 🎶🌍🎶

  13. Iain Mcalle

    Ex para here this song reminds me of my dad love you boss

  14. Yoann Mercier

    ✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️Daniel 38

  15. Paul Garnett

    AK47 @ 4.09 is sadness turned to life..

  16. Jürgen Koch

    I loved this song

  17. paulinka queen

    The beginning tells everything

  18. Emilia Nilsson

    Begravnings låt till min älskade pappa💗

  19. Emilia Nilsson

    ❤❤❤

  20. abadplanner1

    16k Justin Biber fans here

  21. Mikão Gameplays

    this song remember me my father...

  22. Erjon Stepa

    Something more than special

  23. Rich C

    This song always affected me.

  24. Fernando Simões

    Alguém em 2020? Amo Dire Straits!

  25. Christopher T Munro

    I dedicate this song to all currently serving in our armed forces. No matter where you serve whether I knew you at one time or not, you are all MY BROTHERS & SISTERS IN ARMS.
    CHRISTOPHER T MUNRO
    FORMER U.S. NAVY SAILOR, DESERT SHIELD/STORM, FORMER KANSAS ARMY NAT'L GUARD SOLDIER, IRAQ WAR VET.

  26. Christopher T Munro

    2020 EPIC AS FUCK!!!!!!!!!

  27. flan 66

    explain your thumbs down.

  28. Notorious DiP

    makes me tear up every time i hear this epic... Hackett Troop C SECTION 28th Royal Signals att. Royal Engineers 2005 BROTHERS IN ARMS FOREVER

  29. Sam Valdez

    Play this at my funeral when I die next week. 😔😔

  30. Assane Gueye

    This sound look like 2020

    тутыш тут

    Assane Gueye 🎸🎸🎸✋

  31. Michel Campos

    Música boa de ouvir 23-01-2020

  32. shahram mafi

    i leaved a life with it
    love uuuuuuuuuu

  33. Ranger White

    We;re fools to wage war on our brothers in arms. Never a truer word said.

  34. David Hermy

    The track of my youth 😃

  35. Giuliano Gabriel Gherghinescu

    Ce sa spun respect

  36. Anders Oskarsson

    ONE of the greatest songs ever

  37. Lucy Rodriguez

    Que buen temaa!! Me llega hasta el alma! 💆‍♀️👌👌🙌🙌

  38. Football Denis

    Great Hymn! Respect! ✌

  39. Héber Principe

    the chills

  40. Grzegorz Cieciora

    Te zamglone góry
    Są teraz dla dla mnie domem
    Ale mój dom to niziny
    One zawsze nim będą
    Pewnego dnia wrócicie
    Do swych dolin i swych farm
    I nie będziecie dłużej płonąć
    By stać się braćmi krwi

    Na tych polach zniszczenia,
    Chrzest ognia się toczy
    Byłem świadkiem waszych cierpień
    Gdy walki płonęły
    I choć tak bardzo mnie zraniły
    W trwodze, przerażeniu
    Nie opuściliście mnie
    Moi bracia krwi

    Jest tyle różnych światów
    Tak wiele różnych słońc
    Mamy tylko jeden świat
    A żyjemy w odmiennych

    Słońce zstąpiło do piekieł
    A księżyc coraz wyżej
    Dajcie mi się pożegnać
    Każdy człowiek musi umrzeć,
    To jest spisane w świetle gwiazd
    I w każdej linii na twej dłoni:
    Jesteśmy głupcami tocząc wojnę
    Przeciwko naszym braciom krwi

  41. Mikey McKie

    Rest in peace Ali Hampton a legend died to young miss you an Kev bro x

  42. Josef Hörmann

    " h e r r l i c h ! "

  43. Charlie Edmonds

    My mom likes this song, it reminds her of my brother and I

  44. federico chr

    1:16 pure music satisfaction

  45. j SHANNON

    this goes out to the big "O" who I served with in "K" town in 1971 & 72 at daner kasern C-2/60 RIP Pat,you were one of the best

  46. Adam Redinsky-Tha

    Since this track is timeless, comments like "who listening to this in XXXX" makes no sense - really

  47. Clemens Tee

    Rothschild Banken initiieren überall auf der Erde neue Kriege,Krisen,Völkermorde,Völkerwanderungen

  48. Andrea Kovács

    ♥️🙂

  49. Patrick P

    Band of brothers, brothers in arms.

  50. Lucretia Magherusan

    Real music .

  51. Paul Shotter

    Dia strates good music

  52. MANUEL WALLACE

    Maravillosa canción.

  53. RenfordCharles - Spirit Writer

    awwwsum tune, love his lazy vocal, just shear emotion nothing more!

  54. Eric Lindsay-Baker

    I remember drinking myself into a stupor listening to this song while my close highschool friends were on foreign soil fighting and dying for the freedoms we thought we understood. Not some oil field "owned" by the Saud family. All wars are about control, and the fact that without them we would soon be over run with ourselves like rats overfed on the greed of corporations.

  55. Sonia Hernández Fragoso

    Quieres lagrimas por ti. Fueron fabfas pero las quieres de pena o más bien impotencia no poder. Ayudarte las quieres así.?? Las demás se se aron creo

  56. Sonia Hernández Fragoso

    Valla llaman enfermedad lo que te has creado no?? No estas obligado a ser así creeme

  57. James Francis

    Beautiful song, From an era gone like most other great things. Old age is simply a series of memories. Thank you Dire Straits.

  58. Luciano Sixto Almirón

    The 5th book of geralt from rivia brought me here. Baptism of fire 🔥

  59. el meme

    All the dislikes had their phones upside down

    Ytrewq Wertyq

    Or were Australian

    el meme

    @Ytrewq Wertyq true

  60. N T

    We are brothers in arms. Forever

  61. francisco lima

    uma das canções mais lindas do mundo

  62. Lucia Sališová - Zúberová

    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
    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 your suffering
    As the battle raged high

    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 riding high
    Let me bid you farewell
    Every man has to die

    But it's written in the starlight
    And every line in your palm
    We're fools to make war
    On our brothers in arms

  63. Travis Grizzard

    My wife introduced me to this video. I served 12 years, she served 31. She didn't survive her service.

  64. Andy Berridge

    🌴 MIAMI VICE 🌴 Out where the buses don't run. Dire straits, Brothers in arms, excellent album.

  65. Pouria hushyar

    The Guitar Is Playing Hard To Get

  66. shaun F

    this song is to me the song about war !!! my friends ..brothers ..farther .. and hope not my sons .. ..but all fight for freedom in our world ..

  67. bert payne

    timeless piece of many a mans thoughts

  68. Anestor Bazzo

    The Best. A melhor de todas bandas de Rock. DIRE STRAITS.

  69. Haggis UK

    This video is nearly as good as the Romeo and juliet one

  70. BELKE

    This song makes me cry...

  71. 다도해

    아무리 들어봐도 명곡이다.....니미럴~

  72. Monica Palopoli

    es exactamente lo we esta ocurienbo hermanos en armas

  73. Mark Robinson

    I remember when this first came out, both the song and the music video were legendary...I think now, in retrospect, both are more incredible than ever...I really miss when music like this could be created

  74. Willis Smith

    15 steinlagers and spots l8r wow..let this play yesss 2020 here we are👍

  75. james lee

    I hope that some day music can unite the world ! No more terror , no more war ! No more fighting !

  76. Matt White

    Love from Croatia ♥️🇭🇷✌️

  77. gally man

    2004 Ryder Cup montage

  78. diego salceda

    perfect video !

  79. diego salceda

    and excellent guitarist too

  80. diego salceda

    beautiful song, mark , you are very human person ; we love you !

  81. Deader Mr

    что за уебки ставят дизлайк?

  82. Frankie Tatcanbearrange

    freaking awesome imageries, well done animation, a classic!

  83. chris tucker

    One word: epic

  84. Chai YY

    In Miami Vice, episode "Out Where the Buses Don't Run"


    "He was my partner, you understand?
    You understand?"

  85. Allen Murray

    Why does this song have an end, I've heard it for about 50 times in a row

  86. Bill Lynerd

    West Wing, Season 2, Final episode - wonderful use of this great song

  87. Xavi Pons Subirà

    Mark es mejor que Mozart

  88. stevieray56

    What’s striking about “Brothers In Arms” is just how much Knopfler manages to convey in a minimum of words. With startling efficiency, he inhabits the soul of a wounded soldier who muses on his surroundings and waxes philosophical as his life ebbs out. It seems likely that Knopfler had the Falklands War, which took place in 1982 between the United Kingdom and Argentina, in mind when he wrote the song. But by keeping specifics out of the narrative, he makes the song a timeless treatise on the senselessness of war.


    In an interview with Bill Flanagan, Knopfler spoke about the need to get inside the character as a songwriter to do the story justice. “’Brothers in Arms’ is sung by a soldier who is dying on the battlefield,” he said. “You can’t just write off the top of your head; you have to dig deep to get those things. You have to experience, if a thing is really going to be realistic, if you’re gonna try and get whatever you feel across. So, in a sense you’re an outsider, but you’re also digging inside to do it properly. I don’t think you can get away scot-free with these things; otherwise, it’s just not going to work. If you stay outside of these experiences, they’re just not going to translate to people.”
    “These mist-covered mountains/Are a home now for me,” the narrator begins, contrasting that with the “lowlands” where he grew up. He foresees a time for his cohorts when they’ll leave the battlefield and return to their “valleys and their farms”, a fate he won’t enjoy. He also admires and cherishes his fellow soldiers’ bravery amidst the war’s chaos and tumult.


    In the bridge, Knopfler makes subtle criticism of the man-made borders that prevent a universal brotherhood: “We have just one world/But we live in different ones.” The elegiac final verse sets the scene for the soldier’s final hour: “Now the sun’s gone to hell/And the moon’s riding high/Let me bid you farewell/Every man has to die.” With his closing words, he speaks a truth simple, profound, and, sadly, often ignored by the powers that be: “We’re fools to make war on our brothers in arms.”


    All the while, Knopfler’s lyrical guitar releases the emotion pent up by the moody musical atmosphere and his controlled vocal. This gorgeous contrast makes the song a durable choice for movie and television soundtracks.

    Thanks to Knopfler’s sensitive songwriting and heartfelt guitar heroics, “Brothers In Arms” has proven malleable enough to fit just about any setting. But it ultimately brings us back to that lonely mountain where we marvel at the humanity of soldiers even as we’re confronted with the inhumanity of war.

    k0r

    Thank you, this is really interesting

    Karl hill

    Your comment reads like a newspaper article

    stevieray56

    @Karl hill Thanks

  89. Veselin Atanasov

    I just want to tribute this song to Bulgarian solders died in Decemebr 2003 in Iraq attack, Bulgarian Headquarter India in Kerbala!Four of them died almost instantly! It was just a tremendous moment that never can be forgotten

  90. kev211000

    Miss u brother

  91. Yohann Machum

    Miami Vice

  92. edvaldo barbosa

    o clip é muito bom

  93. Glynis Roberts

    This song really moves me.

  94. Art On Screen

    - just Art, just Mark Knopfler Art...

  95. 1234ladolado

    I listen to this for 2 weeks already and yet it not enough <3