Speedway at Nazareth Song Lyrics

Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler Sailing to Philadelphia cover art
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After two thousand came two thousand and one
To be the new champions we were there for to run
From springtime in Arizona 'til the fall in Monterey
And the raceways were the battlefields and we fought 'em all the way

Was at Phoenix in the morning I had a wake-up call
She went around without a warning put me in the wall
I drove Long Beach, California with three cracked vertebrae
And we went on to Indianapolis, Indiana in May

Well the Brickyard's there to crucify anyone who will not learn
I climbed a mountain to qualify I went flat through the turns
But I was down in the might-have-beens and an old pal good as died
And I sat down in Gasoline Alley and I cried

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 What It Is
  • 2 Sailing to Philadelphia
  • 3 Who's Your Baby Now
  • 4 Baloney Again
  • 5 The Last Laugh
  • 6 Do America
  • 7 Silvertown Blues
  • 8 El Macho
  • 9 Prairie Wedding
  • 10 Wanderlust
  • 11 Speedway at Nazareth
  • 12 Junkie Doll
  • 13 Sands of Nevada
  • 14 One More Matinee


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Mark Knopfler
    album: Track 11 in album Sailing to Philadelphia
    release date: 2000-9-25
    popularity : 58 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Blues Rock/Country Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 6:24
    vocal: David Rawlings and Gillian Welch
    performer: Gillian Welch
    violin: Aubrey Haynie
    pedal steel guitar: Paul Franklin
    composer: Mark Knopfler
    lyricist: Mark Knopfler

    Album Information

    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 731454298124
    script: Latin