Telegraph Road" appeared on their 1982 album Love over Gold. Clocking in at 14:21 minutes long, it is rarely played by radio stations, yet has remained well-regarded over the years by many fans of the band. The band played a slightly shorter version of the song on their 1984 album Alchemy: Dire Straits Live, and this was included in their 1988 greatest hits album Money for Nothing.
Inspired by a bus trip taken by…
A long time ago come a man on a track
Walkin' thirty miles with a sack on his back
And he put down his load where he thought it was the best
Made a home in the wilderness