• Sultans of Swing
  • Money for Nothing
  • Walk of Life
  • Brothers in Arms
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • So Far Away
  • Tunnel of Love
  • Private Investigations
  • Your Latest Trick
  • Lady Writer
  • Calling Elvis
  • On Every Street
  • Down to the Waterline
  • Heavy Fuel
  • Love Over Gold
  • Telegraph Road
  • Six Blade Knife
  • The Man's Too Strong
  • Twisting By the Pool
  • Ride Across the River
  • One World
  • Water of Love
  • Why Worry
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Wild West End
  • Southbound Again
  • Lions
  • In the Gallery
  • Setting Me Up
  • Expresso Love
  • Fade To Black
  • Solid Rock
  • Industrial Disease
  • You and Your Friend
  • Skateaway
  • News
  • Portobello Belle
  • Angel of Mercy
  • The Bug
  • When It Comes to You
  • Hand in Hand
  • Follow Me Home
  • Ticket to Heaven
  • It Never Rains
  • Iron Hand
  • My Parties
  • Where Do You Think You're Going?
  • Les Boys
  • Where Do You Think You're Going
  • Money For Nothing - Edit


A long time ago came a man on a track
walking thirty miles with a sack on his back
and he put down his load where he thought it was best
he made a home in the wilderness
he built a cabin and a winter store
and he ploughed up the ground by the cold lake shore
and the other travellers came riding down the track
and they never went further and they never went back
then came the churches then came the schools
then came the lawyers then came the rules
then came the trains and the trucks with their loads
and the dirty old track was the telegraph road

Then came the mines - then came the ore
then there was the hard times then there was a war
telegraph sang a song about the world outside
telegraph road got so deep and so wide
like a rolling river...

And my radio says tonight it's gonna freeze
people driving home from the factories
there's six lanes of traffic
three lanes moving slow...

I used to like to go to work but they shut it down
I've got a right to go to work but there's no work here to be found
yes, and they say we're gonna have to pay for what's owed
we're gonna have to reap from some seed that's been sowed
and the birds up on the wires and the telegraph poles
they can always fly away from this rain and this cold
you can hear them singing out their telegraph code
all the way down the telegraph road
You know I'd sooner forget but I remember those nights
when life was just a bet on a race between the lights
you had your head on my shoulder you had your hand in my hair
now you act a little colder like you don't seem to care...
but believe in me baby and I'll take you away
from out of this darkness and into the day
from these rivers of headlights these rivers of rain
from the anger that lives on these streets with these names
'cos I've run every red light on memory lane
I've seen desperation explode into flames
and I don't wanna see it again...

From all of these signs saying sorry but we're closed
all the way down the telegraph road


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