I’ve posted three tracks featuring Taylor over the past five years, but each earns as asterisk.
And ‘Sailing to Philadelphia‘ is a Mark Knopfler track on which he duets with Taylor.
That post was the infamous one that led to a 32-comment debate after I casually wrote that I find his music boring. I love those epic comment battles, particularly when they’re over something benign like a singer-songwriter rather than, say, politics or religion.
Or looks my way, or calls my name,
That seems to leave this troubled world behind.
And if I’m feeling down and blue,
Or troubled by some foolish game,
She always seems to make me change my mind.
And I feel fine anytime she’s around me now,
She’s around me now
Almost all the time
And if I’m well you can tell she’s been with me now,
She’s been with me now quite a long, long time
And I feel fine.
Every now and then the things I lean on lose their meaning
And I find myself careening
Into places where I should not let me go.
She has the power to go where no one else can find me
And to silently remind me
Of the happiness and the good times that I know
It isn’t what she’s got to say
But how she thinks and where she’s been
To me, the words are nice, the way they sound
I like to hear them best that way
It doesn’t much matter what they mean
If she says them mostly just to calm me down