What It Is Song Lyrics

Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler Sailing to Philadelphia cover art
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The drinking dens are spilling out
There's staggering in the square
There's lads and lasses falling about
And a crackling in the air

Down around the dungeon doors
The shelters and the queues
Everybody's looking for
Somebody's arms to fall into

And it's what it is
It's what it is now

There's frost on the graves and the monuments
But the taverns are warm in town

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 1 in album Sailing to Philadelphia
    release date: 2000-9-25
    popularity : 108 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Blues Rock/Country Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 4:57
    violin: Aubrey Haynie
    composer: Mark Knopfler
    lyricist: Mark Knopfler

    Album Information

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