More on this "Al Stewart / History" week

Posted On: Monday - June 12th 2017 7:27PM MST
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This guy's music was just amazing. I wrote about his writing of lyrics about history in presenting his 1st song on this blog, "Roads to Moscow". Yesterday featured "Nostradamus", and today, here is "On the Border" from the album "Year of the Cat".

This is a live version that features even more of the Spanish guitar sound than the studio version. This guitar is played by Mr. Peter White, who played with Al Stewart for 20 years. The lyrics, as in most of Al Stewart's songs are very evocative, but it's hard to tell what "On the Border" is specifically about, beside general wartime intrigue.

Late last night the rain was knocking at my window.
I moved across the darkened room and in the lamp glow,
I thought I saw down in the street
the spirit of the century
telling us that we're all standing on the border.

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