Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street


1978 Szene German TV Show



"Baker Street" is a song written and recorded by Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty. Released as a single in 1978, it reached No. 1 in Cash Box and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it held its Billboard position for six weeks, behind Andy Gibb's "Shadow Dancing". It spent four weeks at No. 1 in Canada, No. 1 in Australia[3] and South Africa, hit No. 3 in the United Kingdom, and the top 10 in the Netherlands. Rafferty received the 1978 Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. The arrangement is known for its saxophone riff.





Lyrics


Winding your way down on Baker Street

Light in your head and dead on your feet

Well, another crazy day

You'll drink the night away

And forget about everything

This city desert makes you feel so cold

It's got so many people, but it's got no soul

And it's taken you so long

To find out you were wrong

When you thought it held everything


You used to think that it was so easy

You used to say that it was so easy

But you're trying, you're trying now

Another year and then you'd be happy

Just one more year and then you'd be happy

But you're crying, you're crying now


Way down the street there's a light in his place

He opens the door, he's got that look on his face

And he asks you where you've been

You tell him who you've seen

And you talk about anything

He's got this dream about buying some land

He's gonna give up the booze and the one-night stands

And then he'll settle down

In some quiet little town

And forget about everything


But you know he'll always keep moving

You know he's never gonna stop moving

'Cause he's rolling, he's the rolling stone

And when you wake up, it's a new morning

The sun is shining, it's a new morning

And you're going, you're going home