"Today is a lame day," stated Mr. Goldy. Indeed, this poor man is quite lonely as he lost his brother years ago. That was a terrible time for him. His brother was a very important part of his life, and his only friend.

To kill time, Mr. Goldy decided to watch some TV. "Bah, not this new Music channel. This is pure bollocks. In my time we used to listen to real music." Tears in his eyes, he decided to switch off the TV and go to his bedroom. With a precise movement due to the number of times he made this action, Mr. Goldy unfolded the old piece of paper reposed on the desk and started to read it, once again:

Dear brother, if you are reading this I am already gone.
War will never change, neither will humans.
But You must not be sad, think about the good times!
Remember Big Daddy at the military camp? That guy was so strong we use to called him the cloud!

At that moment, Mr. Goldy started smiling, his heart full of joy; comforted by the first half of the letter. He knew that worrying wouldn't help him and continued to read:

And you should not forget our youth either!
When we used to go down to the River near our house and play with Mum!
When we played cops and robbers, ran into the village and got lost!
And this, my brother, is why you should stay happy. Turn your old radio on, put our favorite disk in, and relax to the music.

After reading the letter one more time, Mr. Goldy turned his old radio on, put a disk in, and forgot all of his problems as music played.

What disk was Mr. Goldy listening to? All the answers are contained within the text. There is only one solution and it is unambiguous.

(PS: This is my first story, There might be a lot of English / grammar faults, I would appreciate it a lot if a native speaker or someone better than me at English could correct all of the mistakes I've made)

Hint :

In this text, there are relations to every song of the desired album, either directly by the title of the song, or by its lyrics.

Second Hint :

The intended album has 9 songs, six or seven of which are quite explicit in the text, the other two or three are a bit more subtle.

One last hint cause it looks too hard :

Dear brother, if you are reading this I am already gone.
War will never change, neither will humans.

These lines cover both the album name and last of the album (which have the same name)

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    $\begingroup$ Upper case on River and You not beginning sentences. Is this intentional? I'm also assuming Big Daddy is being used as a proper noun. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 15, 2016 at 14:09
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    $\begingroup$ While not a mistake, I grew up with "cops and robbers" rather than "policeman and thief". $\endgroup$
    – Carl
    Commented Apr 16, 2016 at 2:17
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    $\begingroup$ Sorry question_asker, didn't see your question ! The songs are not in the album order, but if you find one or two songs you'll find the whole album easily :) $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 18, 2016 at 16:17
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    $\begingroup$ I have edited the grammer of this, please tell me if it no longer fits your intent, you can revert back to the last edit. $\endgroup$
    – Daedric
    Commented Apr 18, 2016 at 16:52
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    $\begingroup$ It is the same, let me edit that ! $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 6:28

1 Answer 1


Is it...?

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

There are continuous references to the war in the album. As the lyrics of the song "Brothers in Arms" says "[...] We're fools to make war, On our brothers in arms". The lyrics for "Money for Nothing" is talking about MTV, as Mr. Goldy says "Bah, not this new Music channel.[...]". Mr. Goldy and his brother use to go for a "Ride Across the River" and remember how Big Daddy, "The Man's Too Strong".

Tracking list - "Brothers in Arms"

1. "So Far Away"
2. "Money for Nothing"
3. "Walk of Life"
4. "Your Latest Trick"
5. "Why Worry"
6. "Ride Across the River"
7. "The Man's Too Strong"
8. "One World"
9. "Brothers in Arms"

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers_in_Arms_(Dire_Straits_album)#Track_listings

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    $\begingroup$ This seems correct, but please expand your answer and explain how each song is connected. $\endgroup$
    – dmg
    Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 7:05
  • $\begingroup$ A lot of it fits, but some things, like "the cloud," didn't make sense when I looked at it. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 7:31
  • $\begingroup$ There was quite a bug, I didn't see it earlier, good job, but can you explain a bit more? you lack some detail for some songs :) $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 12:46
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    $\begingroup$ @RiddlerNewComer I will take a deeper look when I arrive home after work (14.50 here in Vienna just now). But it took me quite a lot to figure out some of the songs. Once I have the album I could explain some songs. But I will take a look to the rest later. Thanks for the challenge, it was very fun (my first one) :) $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 12:52
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    $\begingroup$ @RiddlerNewComer Am I still able to "win" the bounty? $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 13:32

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