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  1. Loockerman Street

From the recording Songs from the Vault 1985-1995

I wrote this in 1984 after being on the road for close to two years. I was only 22 years old. Touring was one heck of a real world education. Being away from home in those days was tough. No cell phones, no GPS, no internet. Just you, the road and a Rand Mcnally map! This recording was done on a 4 track..but the drums and keyboards were produced on my first sequencing keyboard called an Ensoniq ESQ 1. What stands out most to me is the amazing sax solo from Grady Gene Griggs. It still gives me goosebumps. I sure do miss him.

Lyrics

Loockerman Street
© 1986 Sol Knopf

I just drove back into town today
Been gone for awhile...they say
Things always change when I’m far away
But the feelings remain the same

Memories enfold me
Like Sidestreets of my mind that come alive again
They hold me and console me
And take me to a place where the day never ends

CHORUS
I need to know you’re okay
I’ve got to leave come November day
If while I’m gone things should change
I hope Loockerman Street stays the same

Living on the road’s getting old now
Spending half my time on the phone
Passing cities by and paying tolls
But Dover will always be home

Memories enfold me
Like Sidestreets of my mind that come alive again
They hold me and console me
And take me to a place where the day never ends

CHORUS
I need to know you’re okay
I’ve got to leave come November day
If while I’m gone things should change
I hope Loockerman Street stays the same