Sailor - Checkpoint Charlie Lyrics




Over the concrete border, there's a girl who knows my name
And only Checkpoint Charlie has the way for us to meet again
We thought we knew what all the fighting years were for
But that was long ago before the cold war

She waits yet another day, with dreams like my own
For a chance to be back with me home
Checkpoint Charlie - open up your gates for me
Let me set my baby free - Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie, won't you let her back to me?
Home is where she need to be - Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie

Letters they string together with the memories of home
Of lovers who need each other
But the rules of men have hearts of stone
We'd always talk about our dreams as I recall
But that was long ago, before they built the wall
Over the concrete border

She waits yet another day, with dreams like my own
For a chance to be back with me, home
Checkpoint Charlie - open up your gates for me
Let me set my baby free - Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie, won't you let her back to me?
Home is where she need to be - Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie
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  1. Daniel E. Southard

    I am proud to say that I was one of the 88 US soldiers to face up to 1500 Russians at CP Charlie on October 27, 1961. This was the Panzer Confrontation that was the only direct Russian v American tank and infantry during the Cold War. I was part of the Documentary Seconds to a New War whch is on U Tube.

  2. Toti Gauti

    This is one of the best songs on this LP from Sailor...I only miss the secound track: Romance....which I havent found yet. Do anyone who own this record upload it to Youtube....Romance is so beautiful song :)

    Toti Gauti

    Quite agree with you that Romance is a beautiful song. I have been searching for it for a long time...please anyone who can upload it

  3. Richard Oakey

    lovely song

  4. klaas krijt

    schitterend ook na al deze jaren

  5. Malcolm Crowson

    Ah those memories, especially as I was in the Merchant Navy at the time. Unfortunately the album is not available on iTunes, so it’s back to the old vinyl with this one.

  6. Daniel Heiniger

    I find it interesting how these old Sailor tracks get uploaded just now. Its not just this one, I find that many were uploaded this or last year. Sailor was my favorite band during my teenage years in the late 1970 and early 1980 years. This particular song, together with Melancholy, is one of my favorites. The whole LP is great.

    Colin Rixen

    My favourite track on this album is 'Keep Off The Streets..' this is a close 2nd.