Thursday, January 31, 2013

ATF: Baker and Main

This weekly series will include as many of my all-time favorite tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way that your musical tastes can be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions that you might dare to make.  I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.

Baker Street
Gerry Rafferty
Windin’ your way down on Baker Street
Light in your head and dead on your feet
Well another crazy day
You'll drink the night away
And forget about everything
This city desert makes you feel so cold
It's got so many people
But it's
Got no soul
And it's taken you so long
To find out you were wrong
When you thought it held everything

You used to think that it was so easy
You used to say that it was so easy
But you're tryin'
You're tryin' now
Another year and then you'd be happy
Just one more year and then you'd be happy
But you're cryin'
You're cryin' now

Way down the street there's a light in his place
He opens the door
He's got that look on his face
And he asks you
Where have you been
You tell him who you've seen
And you talk about anything
He's got this dream about buyin' some land
He's gonna
Bive up the booze and the one night stands
And then he'll settle down
In some quiet little town
And forget about everything

But you know he'll always keep movin'
You know he's never gonna stop movin'
Cause he's rollin'
He's the rollin' stone
And when you wake up it's a new mornin’
The sun is shining
It's a new morning
But you're goin’
You're goin’ home

Main Street
Bob Seger
I remember standin’ on the corner at midnight
Tryin’ to get my courage up
There was this long lovely dancer in a little club downtown
I loved to watch her do her stuff
Through the long lonely nights
She filled my sleep
Her body softly swayin’
To that smoky beat
Down on Main Street
Down on Main Street

In the pool halls
The hustlers
And the losers
I used to watch 'em through the glass
Well I'd stand outside at closin’ time
Just to watch her walk on past
Unlike all the other ladies
She looked so young and sweet
As she made her way alone
Down that empty street
Down on Main Street
Down on Main Street

And sometimes even now
When I'm feelin’ lonely and beat
I drift back in time
And I find my feet
Down on Main Street
Down on Main Street
Down on Main Street
Down on Main Street
Down on Main Street
Down on Main Street

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  1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Tony!!! I am really glad you enjoyed this. Of course, now that you have proven yourself capable of such, I will expect you to be just as approving every time you come by. (LOL?)


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