Song Lyric Sunday – Search

Van Morrison – Van the Man – is my favorite artist.  He is still touring and recording amazing albums.  This is a lovely song about searching.  Enjoy!

in response to Helen Vahdati’s Song Lyric Sunday – Search

Philosophers Stone
Van Morrison

Out on the highways and the by-ways all alone
I’m still searching for, searching for my home
Up in the morning, up in the morning out on the road
And my head is aching and my hands are cold
And I’m looking for the silver lining, silver lining in the clouds
And I’m searching for and
I’m searching for the philosophers stone
And it’s a hard road, Its a hard road daddy-o
When my job is turning lead into gold
He was born in the back street, born in the back street Jelly Roll
I’m on the road again and I’m searching for
The philosophers stone
Can you hear that engine
Woe can you hear that engine drone
Well I’m on the road again and I’m searching for
Searching for the philosophers stone
Up in the morning, up in the morning
When the streets are white with snow
It’s a hard road, it’s a hard road daddy-o
Up in the morning, up in the morning
Out on the job
Well you’ve got me searching for
Searching for, the philosophers stone
Even my best friends, even my best friends they don’t know
That my job is turning lead into gold
When you hear that engine, when you hear that engine drone
I’m on the road again and I’m searching for the philosophers stone
It’s a hard road even my best friends they don’t know
And I’m searching for, searching for the philosophers stone
According to Wikipedia
The Philosopher’s Stone (album) The Philosopher’s Stone is a compilation album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). The songs released on this 2-CD thirty-track album were previously unreleased outtakes from 1969 to 1988.

  18 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Search

  1. September 30, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Beautiful song! I’ve enjoyed Van the Man through the years as well.

    ~Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

    • Christine Bolton
      September 30, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      He’s the only one I know who continually gets better as he gets older!

  2. September 30, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Yes !! I’ve been a fan of Van’s for 50 years….

    • Christine Bolton
      September 30, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      You and me both!👍✌️

      • September 30, 2018 at 6:42 pm

        No way !! you look way too young to be as ancient as me.

      • Christine Bolton
        September 30, 2018 at 6:44 pm

        Awww …. thx 😌

      • September 30, 2018 at 6:46 pm

        Always my pleasure, and yes I’m listening to Van this morning, his old album “Veedon Fleece”, definitely one of my fav’s.

      • Christine Bolton
        September 30, 2018 at 8:42 pm

        I’m actually at a concert venue right now waiting for Joan Baez to perform. Another old fave 😊👍

      • September 30, 2018 at 8:44 pm

        Joan Baez !! Wow, she’s an amazing voice 👌😊

      • Christine Bolton
        September 30, 2018 at 8:46 pm

        I just listened to her last album and she’s list her soprano voice. That’s ok though. It’s her farewell concert so I’m just happy to have the chance to see her

      • September 30, 2018 at 9:02 pm

        I’m sure it’ll be a special event for you.

      • Christine Bolton
        September 30, 2018 at 9:05 pm

        I’ll let you know 👍

      • September 30, 2018 at 9:09 pm

        I would like that, thank you…

      • Christine Bolton
        October 1, 2018 at 10:44 am

        Joan Baez was amazing. Still very beautiful and a pure performer 🙂

      • October 1, 2018 at 11:36 am

        Oh wow, that’s wonderful to hear. 😊

  3. September 30, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Great share! Have always loved Van. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      September 30, 2018 at 8:54 pm

      He’s the best …. still 😊

  4. October 1, 2018 at 1:45 am

    great share

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