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(19) Your leading man
« on: January 30, 2024, 12:01:37 PM »
Your Leading Man


The greenkeeper rolls himself a smoke
And watches her walk by
Tall and poised and beautiful
Let's out a sigh
Down in the allotments
They put their plants in pots
Go home to watch some Wimbledon
Doze off to snooker shots

And I'm flying
Through the starry night
High over distant lands
And I dream you're lying in my arms
And I'm your leading man
Your leading man
Darling, I'm your leading man

Muggy garden centres
Stuffy afternoons
Teapots, cup and saucers
Sugar, milk and spoons
Bottles go back on doorsteps
Tools go back in sheds
They clear away the dishes
Get ready for their beds

And I'm flying
Through the starry night
High over distant lands
And I dream you're lying in my arms
And I'm your leading man
Your leading man
Darling, I'm your leading man

Well the caretaker steals glances
As she waits outside the school
Tall and poised and beautiful
Elegant and cool

And now the kids are spilling out
Laughing and chattering
Home for tea and fame tv
And a quiet night in

And I'm flying
Through the starry night
High over distant lands
And I dream you're lying in my arms
And I'm your leading man
Your leading man
Darling, I'm your leading man
Your leading man
Darling, I'm your leading man
« Last Edit: April 15, 2024, 09:00:50 AM by jbaent »
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(19) Your leading man (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2024, 09:36:32 PM »
The greenkeeper rolls himself a smoke
And watches her walk by
Tall and poised and beautiful
Let's out a sigh
Down in the allotments
They put their plants in pots
Go home to watch some Wimbledon
Doze off to snooker shots

And I'm flying
Through the starry night
High over distant lands
And I dream you're lying in my arms
And I'm your leading man
Your leading man
Darling, I'm your leading man

Muggy garden centres
Stuffy afternoons
Teapots, cup and saucers
Sugar, milk and spoons
Bottles go back on doorsteps
Tools go back in sheds
They clear away the dishes
Get ready for their beds

And I'm flying
Through the starry night
High over distant lands
And I dream you're lying in my arms
And I'm your leading man
Your leading man
Darling, I'm your leading man

Well the caretaker steals glances
As she waits outside the school
Tall and poised and beautiful
Elegant and cool

And now the kids are spilling out
Laughing and chattering
Home for tea and fame tv
And a quiet night in

And I'm flying
Through the starry night
High over distant lands
And I dream you're lying in my arms
And I'm your leading man
Your leading man
Darling, I'm your leading man
Your leading man
Darling, I'm your leading man
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Re: (19) Your leading man (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2024, 08:51:02 PM »
A nice track but not one I would instantly go to...
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Re: (19) Your leading man (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2024, 09:02:52 AM »
Reminds me of Eastbound Train in terms of topic, except ET is so much more fun.

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Re: (19) Your leading man (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2024, 12:51:23 PM »
Pretty nice overall.  Rare outro solo by Mark.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2024, 04:08:41 PM by dmg »
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Re: (19) Your leading man (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2024, 01:58:12 PM »
Beautiful, loved it. 9 bonus songs and so much variety. Brilliant. Taking the 21 songs I've heard together, this his most DS collection of the solo career possibly. Strong OES links, due to pedal steel maybe.

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Re: (19) Your leading man (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2024, 03:00:14 PM »
Reminds me of Eastbound Train in terms of topic, except ET is so much more fun.
I'm still trying to understand the setting... Some middle-class family, golf, tea, planting flowers in allotments, kids at school?
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Re: (19) Your leading man (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2024, 03:18:11 PM »
Nice little tune, and lovely playing by Mark on the Strat.

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Re: (19) Your leading man (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2024, 05:03:25 PM »
Too long and boring!   Sorry!   I may change my mind after more listenings.
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Re: (19) Your leading man (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2024, 07:08:13 PM »
Too long and boring!   Sorry!   I may change my mind after more listenings.

Boring?? It's only you and dmg that have mentioned the boring word - I just don't get it especially with this album....
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Re: (19) Your leading man (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2024, 01:27:55 PM »
Really loving this song, especially the So Far Away chord slides. A relative of Your Perfect Song.

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Re: (19) Your leading man (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2024, 02:24:18 PM »
Reminds me of Eastbound Train in terms of topic, except ET is so much more fun.
I'm still trying to understand the setting... Some middle-class family, golf, tea, planting flowers in allotments, kids at school?

He's talking about what all the "ordinary" people are doing while he's flying about in his private jet on tour, but he still wishes he was with Kitty.
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Re: (19) Your leading man (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2024, 03:14:20 PM »
Reminds me of Eastbound Train in terms of topic, except ET is so much more fun.
I'm still trying to understand the setting... Some middle-class family, golf, tea, planting flowers in allotments, kids at school?

He's talking about what all the "ordinary" people are doing while he's flying about in his private jet on tour, but he still wishes he was with Kitty.

Or rather how Kitty goes about her daily life (garden centers, picking up the kids, etc.) while Mark is away. The gardenkeeper, caretaker, etc. get to see her beauty. (Tall ... cool - long, cool girl), not Mark, who is away. And that he wants to be her leading man - a connection to Kitty's former career as an actress?

I feel like we're getting a snapshot of the Knopfler household here.

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Re: (19) Your leading man (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2024, 03:27:36 PM »
Reminds me of Eastbound Train in terms of topic, except ET is so much more fun.
I'm still trying to understand the setting... Some middle-class family, golf, tea, planting flowers in allotments, kids at school?

He's talking about what all the "ordinary" people are doing while he's flying about in his private jet on tour, but he still wishes he was with Kitty.

Or rather how Kitty goes about her daily life (garden centers, picking up the kids, etc.) while Mark is away. The gardenkeeper, caretaker, etc. get to see her beauty. (Tall ... cool - long, cool girl), not Mark, who is away. And that he wants to be her leading man - a connection to Kitty's former career as an actress?

I feel like we're getting a snapshot of the Knopfler household here.

Agree on the others see her beauty, but he also says "they" so I think he is speaking about others in those bits.
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Re: (19) Your leading man
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2024, 09:35:10 AM »
Updated with lyrics, thanks Knopflerfan
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