Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Song Analysis: Baker Street

I'm sure this 1978 top ten hit by former Stealers Wheel Gerry Rafferty can be spun a number of ways when it comes to interpreting its lyrics.

My take on it is that it's, essentially, an anthem of the eternal disappointment one experiences when life lets them down, when it doesn't live up to its promises
And also how one disappoints themselves as well when they can't seem to live up to THEIR promises and potential either.

And how distraught one becomes when the obstacles and interferences in life overtake situations and circumstances, and wind up winning over everything else.
How some people finally end up having to resign themselves to a second-rate existence and settling for less.

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