Mark Knopfler - In The Sky Lyrics

Are you home from the sea, my soul balladeer
You've been away roaming far away from here
Weathered a storm, your heart unafraid
Crossed every ocean in the boat that you made

Been blowing your horn, scaring the spooks
No crotchets or quavers in your books
Gone sailing all night, straight in the vein
Like a bird on his own flight in his domain in the sky

Running in on the tide with the first of the stars
The moon on the water and the sound of guitars
Glide into the homing as the night falls
To tie up in the haven by the old harbour wall

And the hard-bitten stranger as deaf as a post
Who stands at the fire where a poet's dreams roast
He can't know the story, he can't feel the pain
And all of the glory falls around him like rain in the sky

You're a light in the dark, a beacon of hope
And strong as a sea boat, strong as a rope
And the vagabond wind, whispers over the bay
And the songs and the laughter, are carried away in the sky

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  1. blsx157

    the perfect priest goes unnoticed. either way, limelight or the sweet smell of earth mixed with lime, he walks. He writes songs. he tends the garden by moonlight. Does Mark care? Fine, Bon Jovi taylor swift. the race goes not to the swift. would I know...except to know this: mark knows. how to divine the mind of another? I have to think mark has an agenda that is dear and close to me. nothing to do with awards and applause. gives one pause.

    Cool Coyote

    and hes a nice guy

  2. vasiliki Bouzopoulou

    I love his solos but I think it would be better if he was with the Dire Straits...

    Cool Coyote

    ugh possibly, i just think mark is suited with the rock n roll songs heaped in with the 'brothers in arms' arm type songs heaped in with the on every street album myself. this is nice but not as good as my other videos imo. not sure why the popularity of this myself.

    vasiliki Bouzopoulou

    @Cool Coyote It's a nice song. The lyrics are soft and you did great work with the background images :) But I think that if he had writen this while he was with the band, the music would be more lively and interesting. No offence, but most of his recent solos all sound the same... The tune of his songs was much more uplifting back then. But the lyrics never change; touching as always.

    Cool Coyote

    yeah i wasnt disagreeing with you so theres no offence, lets face it hes in his grandad days now. 😆

    vasiliki Bouzopoulou

    @Cool Coyote "Mark the Grandad" :D Haha! Too bad he is not famous anymore, his music is great. I have been knowing the Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler since I was really little. Altough I couldn't speak English at all, I loved the sound of the songs. Now I do, I appreciate them even more. My friends at school find this very strange, but I won't give up listening to *REAL* music!

  3. Seb Naw

    By ears it goes straight into soul..
    Big Thank You 👍

  4. BigCoolViking. G.S.

    Its melodic sure but a bit bland for my tastes.

    Cool Coyote

    agree entirely, a bit too slow for me, maybe once in a blue moon i listen to it and i like it, but but mark was at his best in rock n roll mode imo

  5. Jeff Simpson

    This guy is one of the best ever!!!! Rolling Stone magazine is a C_A narrative hit magazine they don’t know crap

    Cool Coyote

    of course, they also mention the wrong songs.

  6. Susan Pallister

    A story teller, a singer of songs, a writer of tales, a troubadour. Mark woos us and we love him for it.

  7. Johan Hauptmann



    “For Equilibrium, a Blessing:
    Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
    May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.

    As the wind loves to call things to dance,
    May your gravity by lightened by grace.

    Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
    May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.

    As water takes whatever shape it is in,
    So free may you be about who you become.

    As silence smiles on the other side of what's said,
    May your sense of irony bring perspective.

    As time remains free of all that it frames,
    May your mind stay clear of all it names.

    May your prayer of listening deepen enough
    to hear in the depths the laughter of god.”
    John O'Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
    Amen, Will


    “For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
    It's always our self we find in the sea.”  e.e. cummings,
    Amen, Will

  10. Lana Campbell-Moore


  11. inimacam

    He is the best .

  12. In The SHADOW Of The SUN

    Tastefully Beautiful Song! Wow Fabulous Mark ☮❤

  13. Ray Holden

    As a sailor words escape me.

  14. Robbie Gerard

    It's the educated ear that appreciates MK

    Nyanbemo Lotha Naga

    Yes the polished and cultured ears

  15. Maria Julieta Pinto

    Muito bonito!!!

  16. Carol Reid

    Well he carried off the beautiful music award in my heart.
    Memorable. Timelessly.

  17. Edith Moreira

    Presente de Deus para o mundo...🇧🇷❤🇧🇷❤

  18. Edith Moreira

    MK AMOR pra sempre!!🇧🇷❤🇧🇷❤ Perfeito, Impecável!!

  19. Aldo Comelli

    Magnifico... Mark 🎸🎷🎶🎶🎶

  20. mark smith

    There are no words...

  21. kingshuk Deb

    Soar high.

  22. Floriana Ioannucci

    sublime melodie

  23. Андрей Соловей

    С Днём Рождения Марк!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Marina Tikanadze

    Mark's song calms the soul.

  25. Edward Heynes

    Immediate subscribed... enough said.

  26. Doug Misantoni

    Songcraft at its purest.....This cats guitar phrasing on a melody is like no other.....remarkable restraint...Long live MK

    Cool Coyote

    less restraint and more the typical British understated approach i feel.

    Doug Misantoni

    Cool Coyote ...The space between the notes

    Cool Coyote

    yeah i know what u meant 😎

  27. joel coffeen

    I was 23 when Dire Straits with Mark Knopfler first came out on the radio then. I bought the first album they put together and it still to this day is the best spent money I've ever had. I'm 65 now and it still touch's me when ever I hear them.

    Sam Elder

    I'm 67 and feel the same way!

    Ling Hang

    I am still 26 .. though i listen to dire straits and niw mark knopfler.. i feel all the songs that he has written.. i wonder who is gonna take his place when he's gone.. wish him long life.

  28. Yazid Knopfler


  29. Giovani Adolfo Oliveira

    Acalmei meu espírito por aqui!

  30. Василиса Козлова

    Какой голос! Готова слушать без конца...

  31. Mark wahlberg

    Mark Knopler's Guitar sounds always sweet and gorgeous!!

  32. tibbzscrum

    I am totally addicted to Mark Knopfler, can't get enough

  33. Margaret Decker

    I can listen to him 24-7 and never tire of him. Ever.

  34. harald roehl

    seid nun 40 Jahren Mark Knopfler einfach nur prima

  35. Damla Demir

    When I listen, I feel my baby in my belly ❤️❤️

  36. Amalia Gazali


  37. CLee Westgard

    Cool Coyote you have great taste in music! I see you've posted some of my very favorites of all time! Thank YOU!

    Cool Coyote

    cool 😁 , so do you

  38. Vera Lucia Casarin Oliveira


  39. ไตรจักร เกล็ดตะขม

    I like มวกกกก

    Cool Coyote

    มวกกกก translation?

  40. silvana orfino

    Lo mejor en mi vida !! Me llena el alma Gracias

  41. Ruurt de Vries


  42. Frankie


  43. Frankie

    The sweet sweet sound of MK. Doesn't get any  better than this.

  44. Wayne Chaddick

    Beautiful app keep it

  45. Travis Livengood

    Guitar Jesus and lyrical Mozart. There can only be one Mark Knopfler. He is literally the Highlander of music.

  46. pedra Bruta

    Mark Knopfler a tua voz entra na alma e se instala no coração. Tu és maravilhoso demais 😍♥️👏👏👏23 março 2019

  47. Irish Field

    Beautiful ever amazing so much thank you

  48. Kirk Lethbridge

    12 year old voters... MK is the king of bluesy soul/folk/rock/rebel/young dreamers/old visionaries looking back... longings, hopes, survival... MK...there every step of the way.

  49. JeanLafitte

    Mark Knopfler at his best is worth a Tramadol in relieving cancer pain and doesn't cause constipation.

  50. Rudi Kreinz

    I love this song!

  51. David Dumkey

    I to like his songs and poetry never tire of his melodies

  52. Aldo Comelli tua Musica, ti entra nel cuore...🎸🎸💖

  53. Wendy Hill

    Mark k's music touches my soul each and every time I listen which is daily.....but then, I speak from a higher dimension....

  54. Jana Linhartová


  55. Ka Gat

    Soul music!

    Cool Coyote

    another soulful song; about 3 months ago utube got rid of my San Francisco Scott McKenzie song . and only did it after about 500,000 views. but there are many people who have uploaded the song and utube have not taken down their videos.

  56. Ennio Feliciani

    Mark knopfler da quale. Pianeta. Sei venuto. immenso insuperabile

    Cool Coyote

    god i wish my other videos got this kinda rAP, i have way better songs than this. anyway thx ennio

  57. Michael Harvey

    Some POOR people showing thumbs down, Listen with your Heart❤️

  58. Paul Wallace

    Ha way, man!

  59. Il Corsaro Nero

    *L’amore, ascolta le preghiere di coloro che suonano l’amore.

  60. Cool Coyote

    Are you home from the sea, my soul balladeer
    You've been away roamin' far away from here
    Weathered a storm, your heart unafraid
    Crossed every ocean in the boat that you made

    Been blowin' your horn, scarin' the spooks
    No crotchets or quavers in your books
    Gone sailin' all night, straight in the vein
    Like a bird on his own flight in his domain

    In the sky
    In the sky

    Runnin' in on the tide with the first of the stars
    The moon on the water and the sound of guitars
    Glide into the homin' as the night falls
    Tie up in the haven by the old harbor wall

    And the hard-bitten stranger, deaf as a post
    Who stands at the fire where a poet's dreams roast
    He can't know the story, he can't feel the pain
    And all of the glory falls around him like rain

    In the sky
    In the sky

    You're a light in the dark, beacon of hope
    And strong as a sea boat, strong as a rope
    And the vagabond wind whispers over the bay
    And the songs and the laughter are carried away

    In the sky
    In the sky
    In the sky
    In the sky

  61. perry scott

    Grammarly is propaganda.

    Cool Coyote

    that for google too?

  62. Jane Dawson

    Mark Knopfler is a master story teller as well as a superb musician - what a privilege it is to savour his music ❤️

    Cool Coyote

    thats great but ugh why arent his other songs popular then? this gets all the raps and yet its not his best song by miles. i have other songs by him people!

    Jane Dawson

    Cool Coyote , I listen to a lot of his music...may not comment on all, but he’s on my daily playlist

    Cool Coyote

    yes my comment was more for the views this has gotten, not you in particular, thx for listening 😁

  63. Angelo Mota

    Maybe because he sang "I want my MTV" and not "my Rolling Stones" ... Mark Knopfler is a complete musician. Resende, Rio de Janeiro - Brasil.

  64. Michael Maison

    One of life's beautiful things is how Mark's voice evolved to become as great as it is. His guitar and songs are in a universe of their own. He is like Sinatra - notice the performances he gets out of the musicians with whom he is involved.

    Cool Coyote

    yeah well why youtube hasnt got rid of this 1 il never know, they got rid of a 500,000 view 2 days ago.

  65. Linda Martin

    Morning Cool Coyote 👍👍❤️🌹💃🧸💐💐🍀🍀🍀😊😊😊

    Cool Coyote

    mornin 😎🎸

  66. carlos ferreira barbosa

    Great Marc. Desde SP State Brasil.

  67. Nancy J. Reed

    Thank your MK for such a lovely and relaxing melody. Perfect for unwinding at day's end!

  68. Richard Young

    Thank you MK for all you solo and duet recordings. You have such an effortless soothing way of bringing short story and melody together. You are the only one I know of besides VM who just keep getting better and better and better in music writing and arraigning. Don't ever stop delivering these gems to the people like us who need a little healing at the end of our crazy days. Thank you!

    Cool Coyote

    hes done it all richard hasn't he , rock n roll to this stuff to everything else

    Richard Young

    @Cool Coyote Oh Yah! My greedy sole and spirit still needs more...

    Cool Coyote

    well theres more out there and sources you wouldn't expect, other different artists who are great too ,but most people would just scoff at them, some more recent uploads of mine.

  69. Nelo Font

    Musicalmente es el mas grande y si hablamos de la guitarra......

  70. Olena Zhyrnova

    Небесная любовь вечна!

  71. Linda Martin

    Hey Cool,,,C👍great Song💃💃💃💃💃Thank you🔥🔥🔥🍯👄❤️❣️🔥🔥🔥🔥💃💃💃☃️☃️❄️❄️🌟⭐️⚡️🌙💫✨

  72. Linda Martin

    Thank you Cool👍❤️❣️❣️💃💃💃💃🔥🔥🔥🔥❣️

  73. Linda Martin

    Cool 👍❤️🔥🔥🔥🔥💃💃

  74. Linda Martin

    Thank you Cool 👍👍❤️❤️❤️💃💃💃💃🔥🔥😘😘 Great Song🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  75. carlos ferreira barbosa

    Marc genius.

  76. James Kelman

    This tune here, The Long Road and Coyote are ringtones on my phone! MY FIX!

    Cool Coyote


  77. jean jean

    magnifique morceau,guitare magique,un must.un talent pur.

  78. Dennis John Dreher

    Mark knopfler is one of the special few that has all three things going for him, great guitarist, great songwriter and great unique voice. Bruce Cockburn, Paul Simon and Leo Kottke come to mind.

    Cool Coyote

    well im with you when u say paul simon, i would of added peter gabriel, but yeah sure hes got it all, he has much better songs than this imo but hey nearing 2 mill views for this is interesting 🤔

  79. Evander martins dos santos Martins

    tantas melodias assim,so mesmo no ceu...iluminado..

  80. nimz c d eggermont

    In the Sky ....

  81. Stephen Taylor

    A great wordsmith, songwriter, musician and clearly the best of British. I'm so glad to have been here to witness Marks genius.



  83. motahir butt

    Knopfler is a part of my life now i perhaps want to meet him in person before leaving this world
    My day usually starts and ends with his music.

  84. Mathew Joe

    My all time favourite singer..Amazing music and HOW POETIC are the lyrics !!! Such a gifted man. I feel his music and lyrics to be of so much depth that a normal person can spend months & years picking up the finest pellets from the magical mix of words, rhythms, notes & tunes...

    Cool Coyote

    he certainly has a soft touch

  85. nawal bhattarai

    This song rejuvenates me much,especially in the Morning.
    What a song with positive vibes in itself.

    Cool Coyote

    🎸🎸🎷🎶 his does that for me

  86. nissi K

    Love this!!! ❤️🎶☝️

    Cool Coyote


  87. tanvir ahmed


    Cool Coyote

    yup, him van and bob, well bobs already got his. 😊🎸🎶

  88. marty flynn

    close your eyes and think nice thoughts this song is great to relax to.

    Cool Coyote


  89. Marek Koralewski

    bliżej nieba ...

  90. HomeField Bungorn


    จะหวนกลับไปรับอุ่นไอรัก อุ่นไอพอเพียง ณ บ้านทุ่งพร้อมพลังชีวิต พลังกำลังใจที่เฝ้ารอคอยด้วยความอบอุ่น จะรอคืนฟ้าหนาวที่เราผิงไฟด้วยกัน จะรอคืนที่เรานับดาวด้วยกันนะคะ จะรอวันที่เราพร้อมแบ่งปันสานประโยชน์แก่มวลมนุษยชาติด้วย เท่าแรงเรามีค่ะ เมื่อแรกพบอิน่องขอสวมกอดรับขวัญอบอุ่นจากอ้ายซายได้เกาะอ้าย ความรู้สึกเดิมด้วยเข้มแข็งแกร่งค่ะอ้าย TAKE ME HOME FIELD.YOU MAKE ME CRY. LOVE YOU SO MUCH. ... (AND THANKS FOR THE BEAUTIFUL SONG.)

  91. HomeField Bungorn

    ขอบพระคุณนะคะฟ้า จะเคียงคู่กำลังใจให้ฟ้านิรันดร์ค่ะ ค่ะน้องจะเข้มแข็งและน้องจะรอนะคะ WHEN I LISTEN TO THIS SONG, I'M HAPPY AND LOVE YOU MORE AND YOU MAKE ME CRYING. กลับบ้านทุ่งนาไร่ด้วยกันนะคะ WITH LOVE AND CARE. ค่ะคุณพ่อ น้องรักคุณพ่อนะคะ รักมากด้วย (AND THANK FOR THE MUSIC.)

  92. Qin Qin Feng

    Mark's music extends universally and influences effortlessly, it wakes up my day and puts me to sleep

  93. Steve B

    Shelter from the storm " ❤


    Cool Coyote

    bob dylan

    Steve B

    @Cool Coyote Was a message for a friend. Thank you though. Gotta love Dylan❤ peace

    Cool Coyote


    Steve B

    @Cool Coyote thank you so much for this song! Appreciate this CC.

    Cool Coyote


  94. Valerie New

    A beautiful lullaby for big people X

  95. Gerry McKay

    Just Brilliant.

  96. Driss EL ASRI

    Nice music superbe

  97. Jose Assunção


  98. Elena Debu

    Un cântăreț excepțional,pe inima mea!

  99. Arnaldo Maiorani

    amo queste note.