Dire Straits: Telegraph Road (lyrics)
Album: Love over Gold, 1982
NOTE: Videos of Telegraph Road are usually found in two parts, with the first part ususally ending at the end of the lyrics, before the long, final instrumental section. This pair of videos is split toward the end of the lyrical part. I don't really like that, but I thought the recording was better overall. Also, there is no official Dire Straits webpage, because they have been disbanded for several years.As you can probably tell from the post title, this is one of those hundreds of road songs that I thought I had on a list somewhere. In fact, I thought I had recorded this song on one of a series of 90-minute tapes I made in the late 1980's (that was before one could record CD's). I now have a CD version of two of those tapes, recorded for me earlier this year by a geo-colleague who had the foresight to save copies. The CD also contains the contents of two road-song tapes made at about the same time by that geo-type. And it contains additional songs - including what was a non-road-song tape - and some movie clips pertinent to exploration, travel, or having otherwise cultish or historic value.
I'm pretty sure that I made three road song tapes, and the CD contains two of those. The first one was called "Life in the Fast Lane." The second was called "Tucson to Tucumcari." The third, I just don't know. "On the Road Again" - maybe?