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Van Morrison song lyrics:
Inarticulate Speech of the Heart
(see Discography entry)

  1. Higher than the World
  2. Connswater (instrumental)
  3. River of Time
  4. Celtic Swing (instrumental)
  5. Rave On, John Donne
  6. Inarticulate Speech of the Heart No. 1 (instrumental)
  7. Irish Heartbeat
  8. The Street Only Knew Your Name
  9. Cry for Home
  10. Inarticulate Speech of the Heart No. 2

Up Higher Than The World

Well I'm higher than the world
And I'm livin' in my dreams
I'll make it better than it seems
Today

And I'm higher than a cloud
And I'm living in the sound
I'll make it better than it seems
Today

Higher than the world
But my head is in a swirl
I gotta give a life a whirl
Today

Higher than the clouds
Wrapped up in the sound
I'll make it better all around
Today

Higher than the world
But my head is in a swirl
I gotta give a life a whirl
Today

Higher in my mind
I'm going leave these blues behind
And I'll find what I find
Today

Cause I'm higher than the world
And I'm wrapped up in my dreams
I'll make it better than it seems
Today

Yes, I'm higher than the world
And I'm livin' in my mind
I got to hold on to what I find
Today

Just a little bit higher
Little bit higher

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up River of Time

Heart and soul
Body and mind
Heart and soul
Body and mind
Heart and soul
Body and mind
Meet me on the river of time
(Meet me on the river of time)
Meet me on the river of time

Brother of mine
Sister of mine
Brother of mine
Sister of mine
Heart and soul
Body and mind
Meet me on the river of time
(Meet me on the river of time)
Meet me on the river of time

Lover of soul
Lover of mine
Lover of soul
Lover of mine
Heart and soul
Body and mind
Meet me on the river of time
(Meet me on the river of time)
Meet me on the river of time
Meet me on the river of time
On the river of time
(Meet me on the river of time)
On the river of time
(Meet me on the river of time)
On the river of time

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Rave On, John Donne

Rave on John Donne, rave on thy Holy fool
Down through the weeks of ages
In the moss borne dark dank pools

Rave on, down through the industrial revolution
Empiricism, atomic and nuclear age
Rave on down through time and space down through the corridors
Rave on words on printed page

Rave on, you left us infinity
And well pressed pages torn to fade
Drive on with wild abandon
Uptempo, frenzied heels

Rave on, Walt Whitman, nose down in wet grass
Rave on fill the senses
On nature's bright green shady path

Rave on Omar Khayyam, Rave on Kahlil Gibran
Oh, what sweet wine we drinketh
The celebration will be held
We will partake the wine and break the Holy bread

Rave on let a man come out of Ireland
Rave on on Mr. Yeats,
Rave on down through the Holy Rosey Cross
Rave on down through theosophy, and the Golden Dawn
Rave on through the writing of "A Vision"
Rave on, Rave on, Rave on, Rave on, Rave on, Rave on

Rave on John Donne, rave on thy Holy fool
Down through the weeks of ages
In the moss borne dark dank pools

Rave on, down though the industrial revolution
Empiricism, atomic and nuclear age
Rave on words on printed page

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Irish Heartbeat

Oh won't you stay
Stay a while with your own ones
Don't ever stray
Stray so far from your own ones
'Cause the world is so cold
Dont care nothing for your soul
That you share with your own ones

Don't rush away
Rush away from your own ones
Just one more day
One more day with your own ones
'Cause the world is so cold
Don't care nothing 'bout your soul
That you share with your own ones

There's a stranger
And he's standing at your door
Might be your best friend, might be your brother
You may never know

I'm going back
Going back to my own ones
Come back to talk
Talk a while with my own ones
'Cause the world is so cold
Don't care nothing 'bout your soul
You share with your own ones

Oh won't you stay
One more day with your own ones
Don't rush away
Rush away from your own ones
This old world is so cold,
Don't care nothing for your soul
You share with your own ones

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up The Street Only Knew Your Name

Your street, rich street or poor
Used to always be sure, on your street
There's a place in your heart you know from the start
Can't be complete outside of the street
Keep moving on through the joy and the pain
Sometimes you got to look back
To the street again
Would you prefer all those castles in Spain
Or the view of your street from your window pane

And you walked around in the heart of town
Listening for that sound
And the street only knew your name
Well the street only knew your name, your name

Well Walter and John, Katie and Ron
Used to hang out by the corner lamp light
Get together and sing some songs
Like rhythm and blues you make me feel alright
That were long before fortune and fame
Nothing to lose and so much to gain
Everyone knew who everyone was
And they knew it because of the street

And you walk around in the heart of town
Listening for that sound
While the street only knew your name
Well the street only knew your name, your name

And you walk around in the heart of town
Listening for that sound
While the street only knew your name
The street only knew your name, your name
Sing it, "Be-Bop-A-Lula"
"Who Slapped John?"
Well the street only knew your name

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Cry For Home

I'll be waiting
I'll be waiting on that shore
To hear the cry for home
You won't have to worry anymore
When you hear the cry for home

When you hear, hear the call
You won't have to fake at all
Hear the cry for home

I'll be standing
I'll be standing within reach
When you hear, hear the call

I'll be waiting
I'll be waiting in the breach
For you, when you hear

When you hear, hear the call
You won't have to fake at all
Hear the cry for home

(Instrumental)

When I listen
When I listen to the song
Well it feels, it feels so free

And you tell me
You will come and go with me
When you hear the cry for home

When you hear the call
You won't have to think at all
Hear the cry for home
spoken (one more, one more time)
When you hear, hear the call
You won't have to fake at all
Hear the cry for home
(One more open it up, open it up) (spoken)
When you hear, hear the call
You won't have to fake at all
Hear the cry for home
Hear (When you hear, hear the call)
Hear (When you hear, hear the call)
Hear (When you hear, hear the call)
Hear (When you hear, hear the call)
Hear (When you hear, hear the call)
Hear (When you hear, hear the call)

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Inarticulate Speech of the Heart No. 2

Inarticulate speech, inarticulate speech of the heart
Inarticulate speech, inarticulate speech of the heart

I'm a soul in wonder (ahahah)
I'm a soul in wonder (ahahah)
I'm a soul in wonder (ahahah)
I'm a soul in wonder (ahahah)

Inarticulate speech, inarticulate speech of the heart
Inarticulate speech, inarticulate speech of the heart

I'm just wild about it I can't live without it
I'm just wild about it I can't live without it

Inarticulate speech, inarticulate speech of the heart
Inarticulate speech, inarticulate speech of the heart

I'm a soul in wonder (ahahah)
I'm a soul in wonder (ahahah)
I'm a soul in wonder (ahahah)
I'm a soul in wonder (ahahah)

Spoken
I'm a soul in wonder
I'm a soul in wonder
I'm a soul in wonder

A soul in wonder

A soul in wonder

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

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