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Van Morrison
Van Morrison


Background information
Birth name George Ivan Morrison
Born August 31, 1945
Origin Belfast, Northern Ireland
Genre(s) Blues
R&B
Folk
Blue-eyed soul
Celtic
Rock'n'Roll
Jazz
Country
Years active 1958—present
Label(s) Mercury Records
London Records
Lost Highway Records
Bang Records
Associated acts Them
Website Website



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Van Morrison Album


Pay The Devil (2006)
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There stands the glass
That will ease all my pain
That will settle my brain
It's my first one today

There stands the glass
That will hide all my tears
That will drown all my fears
Brother I'm on my way

I wonder where you are tonight
I wonder if you are all right
I wonder if you think of me
In my misery

There stands the glass
Fill it up to the brim
While my troubles grow dim
It's my first one today

I wonder where you are tonight
I wonder if you are all right
I wonder if you think of me
In my misery

There stands the glass
Fill it up to the brim
While my troubles grow dim
It's my first one today

There stands the glass
That will ease all my pain
That will settle my brain
It's my first one today

There stands the glass
That will hide all my tears
That will drown all my fears
Brother I'm on my way

I wonder where you are tonight
I wonder if you are all right
I wonder if you think of me
In my misery

There stands the glass
Fill it up to the brim
While my troubles grow dim
It's my first one today

I wonder where you are tonight
I wonder if you are all right
I wonder if you think of me
In my misery

There stands the glass
Fill it up to the brim
While my troubles grow dim

. . .


Written by Curley Williams

If you love me half as much as I love you
You wouldn't worry me half as much as you do
You're nice to me when there's no one else around
You only build me up to let me down

If you missed me half as much as I miss you
You wouldn't stay away half as much as you do
I know that I would never be this blue
If you only loved me half as much as I love you

. . .



Oh the faucet started dripping in the kitchen
Last night your picture fell down from the wall
And today the boss said 'sorry son I can't use you anymore'
And tonight the light bulb went out down the hall

Oh, things have gone to pieces since you left me
Nothing turns out half right, now it seems
There ain't nothin' in my pocket, but three nickels and a dime
And I'm holding to the pieces of my dreams

Somebody threw a baseball through my window
And the arm fell off my favourite chair today
Oh the man he came today, said he'd haul all my things away
If I didn't get my payments made by ten

Things have gone to pieces since you left me
Now nothin' turns out half right, now it seems
There ain't nothin' in my pocket but three nickels and a dime

. . .



Blue diamonds, big blue diamonds on her finger
Instead of a little band of gold
Big diamonds, big blue diamonds tell the story
Of the love that no one man could hold

Oh, she wanted more than I had money to buy
So she left me sad and lonely I am told
Big diamonds, big blue diamonds
Now she'll trade them
For a love behind a little band of gold

Blue diamonds, big blue diamonds how they sparkle
But what can they do to warm your heart and soul
When you're lonesome in the moonlight and you want loving
Big blue diamonds don't they seem so reckless and bold

I gladly do my part oh, to mend a broken heart
But a love that's warmed over soon grows cold
Big diamonds, big blue diamonds
I don't want them, no

. . .



Tear your playhouse
Tear your playhouse, tear your playhouse down
Tear your playhouse, tear your playhouse down
Oh all that money it's going underground
Baby all that money
All that money don't it make you frown
All that money don't it make you frown
Careless love done tore your playhouse down

All that money, all that money
All that pounds, shillings and pence
All that money, all that pounds, shillings and pence
All that money but it's just no common sense

Going down to Florida, going down to Florida
Gonna move you off my mind
Going down to Florida, I'm gonna get you off my mind
Going down to Florida just to bide my time

All that money
All that money don't it make you frown
All that money don't it make you frown
Careless love done burned your playhouse down, playhouse down

Careless love done burned your playhouse down

. . .



Your cheatin' heart
Will make you weep
You'll cry & cry
You'll try to sleep
But sleep won't come
The whole night through
Your cheatin' heart
Will tell on you

When tears come down
Like pourin' rain
You'll toss around
And call my name
You'll walk the floor
The way I do
Your cheatin' heart
Will tell on you

When tears come down
Like fallin' rain
You'll toss around
And call my name
You'll walk the floor
Just the way I do
Your cheatin' heart
Will tell on you

Your cheatin' heart

. . .



Oh don't you feel my leg, don't you feel my leg
'Cos if you feel my leg, you'll want to feel my thigh
Don't you feel my thigh, you'll wanna move up high
So don't you feel my leg

Don't you buy no rye, don't you buy no rye
'Cos if you buy me some rye, you gonna make me high
If you make me high, you'll wanna loosen my tie
Don't you buy no rye

Now you say you'll take me out, buy me gin and wine
You got something different on your mind
Say we're gonna have a lovely time
But what I got I know is mine

Don't you feel my leg, don't you feel my leg
'Cos if you feel my leg, you'll want to feel my thigh
If you feel my thigh, you're gonna get a surprise
Don't you feel my leg

Now you say you'll take me out buy me gin and wine
Honey, you got something on your mind
Say we're gonna have a lovely time
What I got I know is mine

Don't you feel my leg, don't you feel my leg
'Cos if you feel my leg, you'll wanna feel my thigh
If you feel my thigh, you'll want to move up high
You're gonna get a surprise
So, don't you feel my leg
So, don't you feel my leg

. . .



Well I'm standing on the corner
With my bucket in my hand
Just waiting for a woman
That ain't got no man

My bucket's got a hole in it
My bucket's got a hole in it
My bucket's got a hole in it
Can't buy no beer

Well I went up on the mountain
Looked down in the sea
Seen the crabs and the fishes
Doing the be bop beat

My bucket's got a hole in it
My bucket's got a hole in it
My bucket's got a hole in it
Can't buy no beer

Well there ain't no use
Me working so hard
When I got a woman
In the boss mans yard

My bucket's got a hole in it
My bucket's got a hole in it
My bucket's got a hole in it

. . .



You didn't know I wasn't free when you fell in love with me
And with all your young heart you learned to care
It brought you shame and disgrace
The world has tumbled in your face
Because they call our love a back street affair

They say you wrecked my home
I'm a husband that's gone wrong
They don't know the sorrow that we had to bear
While the one I was tied to was the first to be untrue
How can they call our love a back street affair

Well we have each other now
That's all that matters anyhow
While the judgement of gossips never fair
We'll just be brave and strong
Then someday they'll see they're wrong
So let them call our love a back street affair

We'll be free to love someday
When all the talk has died away
And the happiness we hoped for then we'll share
And I'll climb a mountain high and the world will hear me cry

. . .



One man's meat is another man's poison
One man's gain can be another man's loss
I'm travelling down the lonely highway
'Cos a rolling stone don't gather no moss

Once I thought I could live the kind of life I wanted
But the wayward wind made me restless and a fool of me
'Cos I thought I could settle for the nine to five life
Well I guess it just was never meant to be

Now people talk and they speculate about what other people would do
But they can't put themselves within my shoes
It used to be my life, now it's become my story
I'm heading down this highway with those blues

Well I'd love to see the sun setting on the riverside
Just to go back home and I want to settle down
Well I have to pay the devil for my music
Why I have to keep on with this roaming around

Have to pay the devil for my music
Keep on rolling from town to town
Have to pay the devil for to play my music

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What am I living for, if not for you?
Tell me what am I living for, if not for you?
What am I living for, if not for you?
Oh nobody else, nobody else will do

What am I longing for each lonely night?
To feel your lips to mine and hold you tight
You'll be my only love my whole life through
Baby nobody else, nobody else will do

I want you close to me, oh that's all I know
I want you all the time, darlin' I love you so

What am I living for, if not for you?
Oh what am I living for, child if not for you?
I wanna know what am I livin' for if not for you?
Oh now, nobody else, nobody else will do

I want you close to me, oh that's all I know
I want you all the time, darlin' I love you so

Oh what am I living for, if not for you?
Oh, what am I living for, if not for you?
What am I living for, if not for you?
Oh nobody else, nobody else will do

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I'm giving you my heart and my soul
I'm giving you more than you'll ever know
I'm giving you just about everything I can
Can't you see that I'm just only one man

I took you out to the picture show
Then I took you walkin' outdoors
I walked you up and down the block
And I warned you baby this has got to stop

This has got to stop, you're way over the top
Pack my things and walk, we can't even talk
This has got to stop, I just had enough
I'm gonna call your bluff, walk you one more lap

And I watched you watching me as I watched you walk away from me
And I went off to that far country
I took a plane out to that Newfoundland
And you said to me that you didn't understand

This has got to stop, you're way over the top
I'm gonna pack my things and walk, we don't even talk
This has got to stop, baby I just had enough
I'm gonna call your bluff, walk me one more lap

Well I came back home and I burnt our house down
I watched it crumble to the ground
Oh it caved in like a piece of balsa wood
I turned to you and said baby, this is just no good

And I worked and I tried to build it all back up again
Today you told me that you had really changed
Then you knocked down all my castles in the sand
Then I said baby, I know now just where we stand

This has got to stop, you're way over the top
Pack my bags and walk, we don't even talk
This has got to stop, I've just had enough
I'm gonna call your bluff, this has got to stop

This has got to stop
Stop, stop I've had enough
I'm gonna call your bluff
Stop, stop, stop

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When you found somebody new I thought I never would
Forget you for I thought then that I never could
But time has taken all my pain away
Until now I'm down to hurtin' once a day

Once a day, all day long
And once a night from dusk till dawn
The only time I wish that you weren't gone
Is once a day, every day, all day long

And I'm so glad I'm not like a friend that I knew one time
He lost the one he loved and then he slowly lost his mind
Sat around and cried his life away
Lucky me I'm only hurtin' once a day

Once a day, all day long
And once a night from dusk till dawn
The only time I wish that you weren't gone
Once a day, every day, all day long

Once a day, all day long
And once a night from dusk till dawn
The only time I wish that you weren't gone
Is once a day, every day, all day long
Once a day, every day, all day long

. . .



More and more
I'm forgetting the past
More and more
I'm living at last
Day by day
I'm losing my blues
More and more
I'm forgetting about you

And oh how I tried to keep you by my side
And oh how I cried the day you said goodbye
Day by day
I'm losing my blues
More and more
I'm forgetting about you

But oh how I tried to keep you by my side
And oh how I cried the day you said goodbye
Day by day
I'm losing my blues
More and more
I'm forgetting about you

Day by day
I'm losing my blues
More and more

. . .



Just like the sun shining over the mountain top
You know I'll always come again
You know I love to spend my morning time
Watchin' sunlight dancing on your skin

I've never gone so wrong for telling lies to you
What you see is what I've been
There is nothing that I can hide from you
You see me better than I ever can

Out on the road that lies before me now
There are some turns where I will spin
Darlin' I only hope, only hope that you will hold me now
Until I gain control again

Just like the lighthouse I must stand alone
Landmarks to mark the sailors journeys end
No matter what sea I've been sailing on
You know, you know I'll always roll this way, this way again
Out on the road that lies before me now
Surely there will be some turns where I will spin, spin
I only hope, I only hope that you, you will hold me now, hold me now
Till I gain, till I gain control, control again

Out on the road that lies before me now
There are some turns, some turns where I will spin, spin
I only hope, only hope that you will hold me now, hold me now
Until I gain control again

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