Van Morrison Song Lyrics
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S VAN HIMSELF POINTS OUT on one of the tracks from 1995's Days Like This CD, "I'm a songwriter". Increasingly he has taken to describing the song-writing process as simply part of his "job" as a musician, but that gives a fairly bland view of the creative process. While some of Van's work could be fairly described as "filler" (ironically the above-mentioned song "Songwriter" is a good example of bad writing) there are no shortages of songs in Van's catalogue that show Van can be touched by the muse. Songs like the passionate "Listen to the Lion" (from 1972's St. Dominic's Preview), the inspired "In the Garden" (from 1986's No Guru, No Method, No Teacher), and 1991's nostalgia-soaked "On Hyndford Street" from Hymns To The Silence, are just a few examples of Van's better work as a songwriter.
Lyrics for most of Van Morrison's albums are on-line through this index. You can access them either alphabetically by song title (in three parts: A to F, G to R, and S to Z), or chronologically by album. You can also access them through the song titles in the album discography pages.
The lyrics contain extensive hypertext annotations, cross-linking them to the Van Morrison Glossary. Songs on some of the albums have been transcribed by ear, so there may be errors.