Sunday 15 December 2019

America. Sultans of Swing

America. Sultans of Swing.

Was voted the 10th best song of 1978. The single was from Dire Straits self titiled debut album.

You get a shiver in the dark,
It's raining in the park, but meantime:
South of the river, you stop and you hold everything.
A band is blowin' Dixie, double-four time.
You feel alright when you hear that music play.
You step inside, but you don't see too many faces.
Comin' in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down.
Competition in other places...

Also, gone almost unnoticied has been the American experience, last experienced in the 1940's. The USA has become a net exporter of oil, barely a year after emerging as the world's top oil producer.

All this, spells trouble for West Asian nations, who rely on America on strategic and military matters.

The USA is interested in oil and selling weapons. If oil no longer interest them, then the Sultans of Swing best be buying a lot of military hardware from uncle Sam