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Telegraph Road

Lyrics

A long time ago came a man on a track
Walking thirty miles with a sack on his back
And he put down his load where he thought it was the best
He made a home in the wilderness
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A long time ago came a man on a track
Walking thirty miles with a sack on his back
And he put down his load where he thought it was the best
He made a home in the wilderness
full lyrics

Features of This Track

electric rock instrumentation
great musicianship
varying tempo and time signatures
demanding instrumental part writing
thru composed melodic style
a clear focus on recording studio production
mixed minor & major key tonality
an electric guitar solo
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
a gravelly male vocalist
use of ambient synths
acoustic rhythm guitars
political lyrics
sad lyrics
emphasis on instrumental arranging
intricate arranging

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Comments

My first time hearing this. Reinforces My, and surely many others, desire to get off the grid and get back to a simpler lifestyle.
Such greatness!! Love this song
dsusman98
dire straits was my first concert , I was 13, at the vigorelli palace in Milan, Italy, I bought my first bootleg still have it....
Just can't stop listening to this song.....hav e been for 30 years
webwalker6
Brilliant. What a sound. What a song!
mikepascarel l o
Their Brothers In Arms album was more commercially successful but Love Over Gold was Dire Straits best work.
Outstanding! ! stuff... Scott is right as well
Genius at his very best.......
Just a brilliantly composed and perfectly executed marathon rock tune from one of the finest groups of our times. Outstanding group..
My favorite track from my favorite group. Still, after 30 years.
He is a Master!! Saw Dire Straits twice and saw Marak Knopfler with Clapton!
241084893
I love Dire Straits.
Outstanding! ! All these years and decades, lifetimes really, later, and I still GASP when I hear this guy!!
kim.hahn
To Scott - I AGREE!
I’m always amazed at how liberal artists can still write these tremendous anthems to freedom and individualit y . It’s about a man who risked and sacrificed to strike out and make a great place. Others take advantage and ruin it, and now a new man wants to strike out again.
He writes, “then came the lawyers and then came the rules”, but he politically supports that exact thing in reality from what I’ve read.
It’s funny and kind of sad, but still a great song. They do make the best music!
The best.
THIS SONG IS NOTHING BUT PURE DYNAMITE! LOVIN' IT! KNOPFLER IS GEM!
awesome guitar work by mark knopfler, very under-rated musician. seen dire straits in the late seventies at the capitol theater in passiac nj. great show long before mtv.
fredthehead1 2
the TONE!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
They were hugely popular in the rest of the world BEFORE the MTV era began .. not many Americans actually know that (you can thank the insular networks at the time). I still have the vinyl version, and yep, still play it! Still get shivers ...
Yup, a damn 'good dose of guitar pickin'! (it's in the genes!)
Mark Knopfler's guitar is the greatest lead singer in rock history.
He is heaven's house musician.
Eternity will sound perfect.
juquillas
Your music has the power to stop the time and keep the feelings alive . Thanks Mark !
yellowgy
Dire Straits at their finest. Seamless!
kerrywsmith
Awesome guitar work.....a major classic Dire Straits tune!
one of my favorite songs of all time - no chorus, amazing subtle guitar and keyboard work
justforlaugh s
Always one of my favorite Dire Straits songs. Not your 3 minute pop standard, but that's never been what Mark Knopfler's biggest fans want. It's unique, and features excellent guitar work.
Which is, of course, completely against the album review, but those are generally disliked by fans anyway.
This is one incredibly amazing and moving song.
fcrosby
A 14 minute song? Awesome that only Knopfler could pull this off. It was not tedious or boring at any point and really flowed well.
how is there no comments on this song

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