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(15) The Long Highway (3:46)
« on: July 27, 2016, 04:32:59 am »

The Long Highway (Mark Knopfler)

LYRICS

Heard a bell being toll
Before the break of day
I heard then my name being called
Down that long highway
You don't get long
You don't get long
You don't get long to stay
Kiss me once and I'll be gone
Down that long highway
Spirits call from way beyond
Lord I may not disobey
Spare a thought for the vagabond
Down that long highway
Down that long highway
Down that long highway

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Re: (15) The Long Highway (3:46)
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 11:52:24 pm »
I cannot believe this fabulous, moving track didn't make any of the album's - beyond belief really!
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Re: (15) The Long Highway (3:46)
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 11:47:15 pm »
I cannot believe this fabulous, moving track didn't make any of the album's - beyond belief really!

One of my favourites too!

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Re: (15) The Long Highway (3:46)
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2021, 08:06:55 am »
And now fabuously remastered too.....
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Re: (15) The Long Highway (3:46)
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2021, 10:58:53 am »
This is one of my favourite Mark Knopfler songs, I actually think it is better as a B-Side, I don't feel it would fit on any of his albums, it shows the strength of Mark's writing to say that too. The live version is so good too, as it the acoustic version from the Timothy White sessions.
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Re: (15) The Long Highway (3:46)
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2021, 11:04:59 am »
Your right, it is a 'stand alone' track in many ways and no it wouldn't do it any justice 'sandwiching' it in an album....

Such a cracking, simple yet powerful track...
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Re: (15) The Long Highway (3:46)
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2021, 07:44:51 pm »
I saw Brendan Croker in Barcelona and he said he was about to play a Mark Knopfler song, the most beautiful song ever written about death, about dying. I was like "wow, he's gonna play an unknown MK song!"

And he played The Long Highway.
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Re: (15) The Long Highway (3:46)
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2021, 07:48:50 pm »
I saw Brendan Croker in Barcelona and he said he was about to play a Mark Knopfler song, the most beautiful song ever written about death, about dying. I was like "wow, he's gonna play an unknown MK song!"

And he played The Long Highway.

Which is what I've always taken it to be about. Thus I want it played at my funeral....
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Re: (15) The Long Highway (3:46)
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2021, 09:14:35 pm »
strange interpretations to hear really, unlike you I'm certain my funeral will not survive me
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Re: (15) The Long Highway (3:46)
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2021, 05:51:09 pm »
Clearly about death I would say?
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Re: (15) The Long Highway (3:46)
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2021, 10:06:17 am »
strange interpretations to hear really, unlike you I'm certain my funeral will not survive me

Clearly about death I would say?

If this song isn't played at my funeral, I ain't going :lol

Yes, clearly a song about death, but it is so nice and bittersweet you almost don't think about it, certainly I don't think about it. As if it tells you — death is bad, but look at the beauty you can create while you're still alive!

 

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