Tag: Van Morrison

Song Lyric Sunday – Cold Wind In August

This week Jim Adams has prompted us with Freeze/Cold/Ice for Song Lyric Sunday. For some reason I found this very difficult. I found some songs but they weren’t speaking to me. After some digging I come up with this early Van Morrison number called “Cold Wind In August” from his 1977 Period of Transition album.

Van Morrison is one of my favorite artists. He, to this day, is still performing and recording high quality work. I’ll never tire of listening to him. Hope you enjoy it too.

Have a great Sunday!





Lyrics - Cold Wind In August
Van Morrison


I waited for you
You waited for me
That it seemed like, seemed like a mighty long time
 
Baby I had to have you
Oh, I had to have you
Come rain, rain or shine
 
It was a cold wind in August
Shivers up and down my spine
I was standin' in your garden
In the California pine
 
I was standing shivering
I've got the fever in the rain
But I can't come on back to see you
Again and again and again
 
I said I, I had to have you
Baby I had to have you
Come rain, come rain or shine
 
It was a cold wind in August
Shivers up and down my spine
And I was standing in your garden
 
In the California pine
California pine
 
It was a cold wind in August
Shivers up and down my spine
I was standin' in your garden
In the California pine
In the California pine It was a cold wind in August
I was pushed on through September
Oh pushin' through September
In the rain

Pushin' through, pushin' through September
In the rain
 
Ooh
It was a cold wind in August
Shivers up and down my spine
I was standin', standin' in your garden
In the California pine
 
Songwriters: Van Morrison
Cold Wind in August lyrics © BMG Rights Management
 

Song Lyric Sunday – Brown Eyed Girl

This week Helen Vahdati's Song Lyric Sunday is "Girls" and I am choosing
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison.  How can you feel anything but happy
when you hear this song? 

Lyrics
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Hey, where did we go
Days when the rains came ?
Down in the hollow
Playing a new game,
Laughing and a-running, hey, hey,
Skipping and a-jumping
In the misty morning fog with
Our, our hearts a-thumping
And you, my brown-eyed girl,
You, my brown-eyed girl.

Whatever happened
To Tuesday and so slow
Going down to the old mine with a
Transistor radio.
Standing in the sunlight laughing
Hide behind a rainbow's wall,
Slipping and a-sliding
All along the waterfall
With you, my brown-eyed girl,
You, my brown-eyed girl.

Do you remember when we used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
Just like that
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
La dee dah.

So hard to find my way
Now that I'm all on my own.
I saw you just the other day,
My, how you have grown!
Cast my memory back there, Lord,
Sometime I'm overcome thinking about
Making love in the green grass
Behind the stadium
With you, my brown-eyed girl,
You, my brown-eyed girl.

Do you remember when we used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
Laying in the green grass
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
Dee dah dee dah dee dah dee dah dee dah dee
Sha la la la la la la la la la la la la
Dee dah la dee dah la dee dah la
D-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d...
 
 

Song Lyric Sunday – Soul

Helen Vahdati’s Song Lyric Sunday  this week is SOUL.

My first thoughts were to go for the soul songs of the 60s.  Sam and Dave, Wilson Picket, Otis Redding etc. but I opted for Van Morrison’s song Soul.  The lyrics are his beautiful poetry …

Soul is a feeling, feeling deep within
Soul is not the color of your skin
Soul is the essence, essence from within”
It is where everything begins

It is the right choice for me.

Have a great day!

Lyrics

Soul

Van Morrison

Soul is a feeling, feeling deep within
Soul is not the color of your skin
Soul is the essence, essence from within
It is where everything begins

Soul is what you’ve been through
What’s true for you
Where you going to
What you’re gonna do

Soul is your station for the folk of your nation
Something that you wear with pride
Soul can be your vision or something that is hidden
It’s not something that you gotta hide

Soul is what you’ve been through
What’s true for you
Where you going to
What you’re gonna do

Soul can be your station for the folk of your nation
Something that you wear with pride
Soul can be your vision it can be your religion
Something that you just can’t hide

Soul is a feeling, feeling deep within
Soul is not the color of your skin
Soul is the essence, essence from within
Soul is where everything begins

Songwriters: Van Morrison

Soul lyrics © BMG Rights Management

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.
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