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Published on Aug 31, 2014
"Follow Me Home" was released on the Dire Straits' sophomore album, Communiqué, in the summer of 1979. This is my favorite Dire Straits album and the second video I've made for a track from it (the first being one of my very first videos, (and somehow still by far my most popular one)...."Once Upon A Time In The West"....the vid is too clunky for me to bear now, but the song is as classic and timeless as ever...gotta get around to a reboot on that vid someday!) This song has always been another favorite from the album, I just really love the smooth tropical-like groove that the band finds and stays in for the track....Knopfler's guitar is as stylishly stunning as always, and Pick Withers's restrained style, favoring spare snare drum and hi-hat combinations sound are perfect for the track.
I tried to capture the images that this song always conjures when I hear it....beaches, stars, fires, tiki torches, chimes...got it all (couldn't quite get the "meat" part right! LOL!)....it's not quite the way it plays in my head, but then they never are. Hope you enjoy the effort....thanks for watching!
I hope the video helps to take another amazing song to a higher level and opens it up for some new fans. As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who's art contributed to this new art....THANK YOU!!!!
[Lyrics] Oh well the sun go down Celebration in the town tonight All day long They been slaughtering upon the stone
Share out the meat Yeah, you really like to eat Come on woman, come follow me home
Well, the priest he cries Virgin ascending to the skies tonight All day long I have passed my time alone
And when the church bell rung I stayed out on the tower In a dying sun Now come on woman, come follow me home
Well I don't need no priest But I love all of the people Yes I share the feast So I drink up my wine Yes and the song in my bones I know the way I can see by the moonlight Clear as the day Now come on woman, come follow me home