Van Morrison

Van Morrison - The Back Room

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The Back Room (Track #5 Side 1) 5:30

(Van Morrison)

Van Morrison

Album: The Best Of Van Morrison 1967

Bang Records BLP 222 (WS-1011)


In the back room

(In the back room)

In the back room

(In the back room)

I waited for you

(Waited for you)

Ya waited for me

(Waited for me)

Rain came down, pitter-pat

'Say, what'd you think, it's raining outside?'

You said, 'So what?'

You turned the record player on

Had a smoke, stood up

Walked across to the john

In a cloud of mist

Couldn't resist

A kitty stepped into the hall

An' she rapped the door

Found the key in the letter box

She turned the door

Walked into the room

Said, 'What's goin' on?'

'I just got back from down the road

I gotta couple a-bottles a-wine

Somethin' to turn you on'

'What-a ya think of that?'

(Think of that, girl)

(Think of that girl)

I said, 'Sit down cat, pull up a seat

You're soakin' wet

Take off your coat n' hat

Wipe your feet on the mat'

In the back room (in the back room)

In the back room (in the back room)

I waited for you (waited for you)

Ya waited for me (waited for me)

I said, 'What time is it Charlie

Where did we go all day?"

We seem to get no where and do nothin'

But sit lookin' at each other

He said, 'I know

'I been doin' the same thing for weeks'

I look at the clock

And all of a sudden I'm hypnotized

It speaks to me, it goes

'Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock'


The kitty said

'I don't know what you guys do

But I been workin' so hard, lately

That I can just only just fall asleep in bed'

So we played some more sounds

And grooved awhile

Somebody brought out some

Cherry wine, cherry wine

And we talked about

What was goin' on in the music world

Another thing

A-ha-ha-ha, ha-ha

The rain outside came down

Like it came never before

Down it came, down it came

Rain, rain, rain

And I said

'Baby, what time is it, what time is it?'

'Tell me, what time is it?'

'Ah, four-thirty'

So I peeked 'round the corner, the blind

An' there ya go, there's a little girl

That's comin' home from school

Lookin' so cool, just learned her A's to Z's

And said, 'Hey man, don't look funny

All the little girls comin' home from school

And they're sittin', talkin' and drinkin'

And all them other funny things'


And Charlie said to me

'Ya know what?'

I said, 'What?'

He said, "Man, you gotta go out there

'And do somethin' for yourself'

'Feel like ya wanna make it

Or else you gonna be sittin' 'round here

Like, nothin!'

I said, "You're right'

I said "You're so right!'

He said

'I know' ah-ha

I said, 'Do ya?'

Said, 'You know, you're cuttin' records

'Cuttin' records right

You came through that

An', they get through all the time

You're gonna be out on the road

'Ah, in the back seat, man

On the, on the, highway

An' the colors are gonna run

All of a sudden don't ya feel sick?

The next gig, you gotta make it

'I said, 'Yeah, I feel sick'

I said, 'Yeah, ya know I can't stay here

All the time, as much as I'd like to, but

I just learn about all day and all night

And dig sounds and go down to the river

And once the artist goes through the motions

Gotta do my thing!

Aah-ah (in the back room)


Gotta do my thing (in the back room)

In the back room (in the back room)


In the back room (in the back room).

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