Sailing to Philadelphia

Sailing For Philadelphia, the song and the album, appeared on my radar just a few days ahead of my maiden voyage to the United States. Now, as I stand on the verge of another – my move to Vermont, these beautiful lines return to haunt me.

hold your head up, Mason
see America lies there
the morning tide has raised
the capes of Delaware
come up and feel the sun
a new morning has begun
another day will make it clear
why your stars should guide us here.


Knopfler sings STP–his fascination of America is well described in many of his songs

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