Van Morrison

Van Morrison - Ancient Highway

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There's a small cafe on the outskirts of town

I'll be there when the sun goes down

Where the roadside bends

And it twists and turns

Every new generation

And I'll be praying to my higher self

Don't let me downkeep my feet on the ground

There's a roadside jam playin' on the edge of town

In a town called paradise near the ancient highway

When the train whistle blows

All the sadness that hank williams knows

And the river flows

Call them pagan streams and it spins and turns

In a factory in a street called bread in east belfast

Where georgie knows best

What it's like to be daniel in the lion's den

Got so many friends only most of the time

When the grass is high and the rabbit runs

Though it's talkin' to you and i

And every new generation comes to pay

The dues of the organ grinder jam

And the grinder's switch of the sacrifice

Everybody made to be rational with understanding

And I'll be praying to my higher self

Ohdon't let me downkeep my feet on the ground

What about all the people living in the nightmare hurt

That won't go away no matter how hard they try

They've got to pay time and time againtime and time again

I'll be praying to my higher self

And I'll be standin' therewhere the boats go by

When the sun is sinking way over the hill

On a friday evening when the sun goes down

On the outskirts of townI wanna slip away

I wanna slip awaygot to get away

And I'll be praying to my higher self

Don't let me downkeep my feet on the grounddon't let me down

You'll be cryin' againyou'll be cryin' againyou'll be cryin' again

By the same wipe the teardrops from your eyes

Have to slip away in the evening when the sun goes down

Over the hillwith a sense of wonder

Everything gonna be right on a friday evening

All the cars go by all along down

The ancient highway

And I'll be prayingI'll be praying to my higher self

Don't let me downkeep my feetkeep my feet on the ground

Keep my feet on the ground

Travelling like a stranger in the nightall along the ancient highway

Got you in my sightsgot you on my mind

I'll be praying in the evening when the sun goes down

Over the mountaingot to get you right in my sight

As the beams on the cars from the overpass

On the ancient highway shine like diamonds in the night

Like diamonds in the night

I'll be praying to my higher selfto my higher self

Don't let me downdon't let me down

And you'll be standing therewhile the boats go by

While the boats go by on a friday evening

Shining your lightshining your light on a friday evening

Got to slip awaygot to slip away down that ancient highway

In a town called paradisein a townin a town

All alongall along that roadall along that road

All along that road with the trancelike vision

I'll be praying to my higher selfdon't let me downdon't let me down

Keep my feet on the groundkeep my feet on the ground

Keep my feet on the ground

Friday evening got to slip away

Watching the view from a car from the overpass

And we're driving down that ancient road

Shining like diamonds in the nightoh diamonds in the night

All along the ancient highway

Got you in my sightgot you in my mind

Got you in my arms and I'm prayingand I'm gonna pray

I'm gonna prayto my higher selfah don't let me down

Don't let me downgive me the fireah give me the fire

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