"Before Gas and TV" as written by and Mark Knopfler....
Before gas and TV
Before people had cars
We'd sit around the fires
Pass around our guitars

Remembering songs
When my daddy was home
He'd play along
On the spoons and a comb

We'd go with the flow
When the weather was fine
Sometimes we'd go
Collecting scrap iron

And we'd sit around the fires
Pass a bottle of wine
In the tales of the road
Since time out of mind

If heaven's like this
Well that's OK with me
Where the living is fine
And living is free

If heaven's like this
Well then here's where I'll be
On the edge of the field
On the edge of the world
Before gas and TV

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"Before Gas and TV" as written by Mark Knopfler

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    MemoryMy wife and I live in rural Canada. A few years back we had a severe ice storm and the power was off for 5 days. We had to keep the fireplace going to warm the house. We played music, read and talked. It definitely was a throw back in time.... no phones, television etc. It was really thought provoking in terms of questioning how many of the technological advantages we depend on really make our life better. I think, as usual, Mark puts beautiful a melody over lyrics that can create imagery and make you think, great song.
    Gman112233on July 17, 2010   Link

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