curse of the traveller

It has been ages ago since I posted a song for your nomadic ear. Chris Rea is coming to Prague in February next year, so Goran and I talked about him last night. Here is one of his best songs ever:

On the restless road to nowhere
Theres no certain peace it seems
Desire to keep on moving
Till the river of dreams
Is it just because someone told you
Is it just because you found
Old freedom feels uneasy when duty is around

When allegiance asks the questions
Old freedom twists and turns
And chokes on codes of honour
On the sword of no return

And its the curse of the traveller
The curse of the traveller
Got a hold of me
And it wont let you be

And in sleepless nights
Youll call her name
And feel loneliness cold to the bone
And when the daylight breaks
This old tired heart aches
To be such a long way, such a long way from home

And you long for the harbourlights
But youll never be free
Of the craving for refuge
And the call of the sea
Always wanting to sell up
But always needing to buy
So till the road leads to somewhere
And that river runs dry

Its the curse of the traveller
Aint gonna let you be
The curse of the traveller
And it sure got a hold of me

PS: Thank you G.

One Response

  1. DSD Says:

    Very nice piece of music!
    By the way, I also posted this week on ‘Partners in Placing’, and had you both in mind as I did so. Hope your adventures are going very well!

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