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 S
There is no black-and-white situation. It's all part of life. Highs, lows, middles. Van Morriso
I just need somewhere to dump all my negativity.
When it's not always raining there'll be days like this. When there's no one complaining there'll be days like this. When everything falls into place like the flick of a switch. Well my mama told me there'll be days like this.
When all the dark clouds roll away And the sun begins to shine I see my freedom from across the way And it comes right in on time Well it shines so bright and it gives so much light And it comes from the sky above Makes me feel so free makes me feel like me And lights my life with love.
You've got to separate the singer and the songs.
Well I've got to get out of the rat-race now I'm tired of the ways of mice and men And the empires all turning into rust again. Out of everything nothing remains the same That's why I'm cloud hidden Cloud hidden Whereabouts unknown.
Enlightenment, don't know what it is. It's up to you, the way you think.
Let your soul and spirit fly.
Spiritual hunger and spiritual thirst But you got to change it On the inside first To be satisfied
No guru, no method, no teacher, just you and I and nature, and the father in the garden.
I understood jazz, I understood how it worked. That's what I apply to everything.
hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic...
A lot of people who were writing when I came through originally as a singer-songwriter have disappeared.
Enlightenment says the world is nothing Nothing but a dream, everything's an illusion And nothing is real.
Let go into the Mystery, let yourself go. You've got to open up your heart, that's all I know. Trust what I say and do what you're told, and baby, all your dirt will turn into gold.
When I think of that dear rugged cross where the dear Saviour gave his all... When I feel like I'm on my last go round, see me through.
I think when you get past your second album, it all becomes something of a routine. So you have to struggle against that, find a way of making what you do sound fresh and new each time.
I do see value in music criticism. Most of the criticism I have received over the years has been very good.
I don't feel comfortable doing interviews. My profession is music, and writing songs. That's what I do. I like to do it, but I hate to talk about it.
You have to remember that writing those sorta songs is not reality, it's more like trance, dream, y'know, like dreamwork. The mythical thing can enter the creating but there's the mythical place and the real place. And there's both...I get it between waking and sleeping. Or, when I'm doing something
Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag.
I am about the arrangements and the layers of depth in the music.
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 Don't care nothing for your soul That you share with your own ones.
I always record far more than I can use. There's probably twice as much recorded as comes out.
I educated myself. To me, school was boring.
I think Paul McGuinness and U2 created the Irish music industry. It certainly wasn't there before that.
[Soul singer Solomon Burke got his career revival with 2002's] Don't Give Up on Me, ... Stepchild.
Even today, skiffle is a defining part of my music. If I get the opportunity to just have a jam, skiffle is what I love to play.
I just need somewhere to dump all my negativity. Van Morriso