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"Ride Across the River" first appeared as the sixth track on the band's 1985 multi-platinum selling album Brothers in Arms. It is very different from the band's other works, with Latino-style beats and flutes. The lyrics are about wars (or the same war) described by two opposing views: one follows guerrilla members and the other follows mercenary warfare.

At 6 minutes and 58 seconds, "Ride Across the River" is the fourth longest song on the album. The song opened the… read more

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I'm a soldier of freedom in the army of man
We are the chosen, we're the partisan
The cause it is noble and the cause it is just
We are ready to pay…

Dire Straits - Ride Across the River Lyrics

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