Oldest Surfer on the Beach

written by Mark Knopfler

from the album Songs From St. Somewhere


Lyrics

The sun’s dropping out of the picture
Soon be time to move
It hasn’t been a real big day
But I don’t have a thing to prove
I’ve still got the old nose rider
I still surf old style
I’ll go out beyond the breakers
Sit alone and rest a while

There’s nothing that I wanna do
No place I’m trying to reach
Only time is now more precious to
The oldest surfer on the beach

I stopped searching for perfection
Many waves ago
What really matters is the here and now
And that’s about all I know
Gonna catch me a big ‘ole roller
Sun setting on the sea
Riding in on her glassy shoulder
The water going grey like me

There’s nothing that I wanna do
No place I’m trying to reach
Only time is now more precious to
The oldest surfer on the beach
The oldest surfer on the beach….


Jimmy’s Note: