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Title: (10) Speedway At Nazareth (6:23)
Post by: shangri la 1 on July 27, 2016, 07:09:11 am
Speedway At Nazareth (Mark Knopfler)


After two thousand came two thousand and one
To be the new champions we were there for to run
From springtime in Arizona ’til the fall in Monterey
And the raceways were the battlefields and we fought ’em all the way
Was at Phoenix in the morning I had a wake-up call
She went around without a warning put me in the wall
I drove Long Beach, California with three cracked vertebrae
And we went on to Indianapolis, Indiana in May
Well the Brickyard’s there to crucify anyone who will not learn
I climbed the mountain to qualify went flat through the turns
But I was down in the might-have-beens and an old pal good as died
And I sat down in Gasoline Alley and I cried
Well we were in at the kill again on the Milwaukee Mile
And in June up in Michigan we were robbed at Belle Isle
Then it was on to Portland, Oregon for the G.I. Joe
And I’d blown off almost everyone when my motor let go
New England, Ontario we died in the dirt
Those walls from mid-Ohio to Toronto they hurt
So we came to Road America where we burned up at the lake
But at the speedway at Nazareth I made no mistake


Title: Re: (10) Speedway At Nazareth (6:23)
Post by: Pottel on March 06, 2017, 07:31:35 am
anyone noticed how often Mark uses a signature line from the EC song Crossroads during the intro to Speedway? (i mean live)
Title: Re: (10) Speedway At Nazareth (6:23)
Post by: jbaent on March 06, 2017, 08:00:53 am
Yes ;)
Title: Re: (10) Speedway At Nazareth (6:23)
Post by: shangri la 1 on March 17, 2018, 04:29:39 am
 :) Quite often. He seems to get into a certain head-space ("in the zone") before certain songs, where he seems to go back to a time and pluck something out from that time/space/event.
Title: Re: (10) Speedway At Nazareth (6:23)
Post by: TheTimeWasWrong on October 21, 2020, 08:49:04 pm
After reading a post by dmg (https://www.amarkintime.org/forum/index.php?topic=6902.msg140196#msg140196) in another topic, I dug up this 9-minute (!) version from the early part of the STP tour. Five minutes of outro, almost 2 minutes before MK hits that Les Paul and the noodling goes on. Interesting to hear how this song has evolved over the years, those early versions were so raw, but the built-up got better and better (2010/2013 are superb).