explain this lyric to me and get a cookie.

11 years old. Whoa.

After 11 years, it’s probably a little stale.

This song never gets stale.

Knopfler is underrated as a lyricist by many. Not by me.

These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day you’ll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you’ll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Magic, that.

Can’t argue with that. I think I’ll put it on right now.

Welcome to the SDMB, garyhesson. This thread has been inactive since 2001, which will explain some of the comments people have just made.

In 2001, we did not have a separate forum for discussions on the arts; now we do, so I shall move this thither.

twickster, MPSIMS moderator

[moved MPSIMS --> Cafe Society]

I don’t know what you mean by this. The opening line is written as “a lovestruck romeo sings a streetsuss seranade” in the 1980 album Making Movies.