Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty

A sad song for a long train trip, wind in your hair, and the feeling that you don’t know where you’re going, or where you’re gonna be next day.

I felt this way long time ago, after a short vacation to Sangeorz Bai, one of our favorite getaway spots. I was in my first year of college, and little did I know, it would be my last vacation with this girl I knew from high school. She left on an early train to Cluj, and I was left waiting for my Bucharest train in this small and nondescript little station, Beclean. I had nothing to do to kill the time, but walk the empty streets on a warm spring day, and wonder where I was going, and what to do next. We would see each other again some 20 years later, still beautiful, but much wiser.

Lyrics:

Winding your way down on Baker Street
Light in your head, and dead on your feet
Well another crazy day
You drink the night away
And forget about everything
This city desert makes you feel so cold,
Its got so many people but its 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 tryin’, you’re tryin’ now
Another year and then you’d be happy
Just one more year and then you’d be happy
But you’re cryin’, you’re cryin’ 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 buyin’ some land
He’s gonna give up the booze and the one night stands
And then he’ll settle down
It’s a quiet little town
And forget about everything
But you know he’ll always keep movin’
You know he’s never gonna stop movin’
‘Cause he’s rollin’
He’s the rolling stone
And when you wake up it’s a new mornin’
The sun is shining it’s a new mornin’
And you’re going, you’re going home

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