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Van Morrison

Beside You (6:04)

This song starts with lyrics evocative of childhood experiencies using poetic imagery about a young boy who wanders through his neighbourhood, and beyond. (The boy's name appears to be an abbreviation of George Ivan Morrison).

It probably brings out nostalgia in many of us who meandered similarly.
Your present writer, in fact, sees mental images of the railroad along which he wandered, a railroad bridge over a…

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Van Morrison - Beside You Lyrics


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  • One of my favorite. It's beautiful.
  • moves the heart...sooths the soul
  • Love the Bang Masters version best. :)
  • 'hyperventilation' :)
  • This song is about hyperventilation: "You breathe in, you breathe out, you breathe in, you breathe out, you breathe in, you breathe out... then you're high!"
  • Oh, how I love this song! ♥
  • dear lastfm, that's not the version of astral weeks. it's an earlier one. one of the bang sessions. please correct it. thanks :-)
  • A long way from the version I know on my vinyl copy of this album. Where does this one come from? It sounds like some of the Them are playing on it....withe hammond and all
  • agreed lol
  • Perfect Song, Perfect Album.

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