Baker Street is one of those songs that tells a story that many of us, including me, can recognise, of failed dreams and the search for peace and an entente cordiale with ones personal demons. His own words were perhaps autobiographical:
He's got this dream about buyin' some land
He's gonna give up the booze and the one night stands
And then he'll settle down, in some quiet little town
And forget about everything.
Sorry, Gerry, but our demons always get a ticket on the same railroad.