Tuesday 8 June 2010

Day 21 ~ A song you listen to when you are happy ~ Wild West End - Dire Straits ~

This is one of a pair of Dire Straits songs (the other is Portobello Belle) that capture the very essence of a hot summer evening in London: one of those evenings when the sun shines and office workers, the men jacketless and tieless, the women in the shortest of short office skirts stream out of work to lounge outside pubs and flirt with their pints and glasses of coolest white wine and all is well with the word, just as Mark Knopfler passes by.
Stepping out to Angellucci's for my coffee beans
Checking out the movies and the magazines
Waitress she watches me crossing from the Barocco Bar
I get a pickup for my steel guitar
I saw you walking out Shaftesbury Avenue
Excuse me talking I wanna marry you
This is the seventh heaven street to me
Don't you seem so proud
You're just another angel in the crowd
A painfully young Mark Knopfler in this video:

Listening to it now it reminds me of these two blogposts about London.

Here's the pair of that song - Portobello Bell.

I love the lyric
Belladonna lingers / Her gloves they got no fingers. 

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