Silvertown Blues Song Lyrics

Mark Knopfler


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Knopfler
album: Track 7 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: 5:31
vocal: Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford
performer: Glenn Tilbrook

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Mark Knopfler Sailing to Philadelphia cover art


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On Silvertown Way, the cranes stand high
Quiet and gray against the still of the sky
They won't quit and lay down though the action has died
They watch the new game in town on the Blackwall side

From the poisonous drains a vision appears
New circle of cranes, a new reason to be here
A big silver dome rising up into the dawn
Above the church and the homes were all the silver is gone

If I'd a bucket of gold, what would I do
I'd leave the story untold Silvertown blues
Going down Silvertown
Down in Silverdown
Going down Silvertown


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