Cyprus Avenue Lyrics

Van Morrison


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Van Morrison
album: Track 4 in album Astral Weeks
release date: 1968-11
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Rock Funk / Soul Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Alternative Rock/Folk Rock/Soft Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Avantgarde
length: 7:01
lead vocals: Van Morrison
guitars: Van Morrison
composer: Van Morrison
lyricist: Van Morrison

Cover Art

Van Morrison Astral Weeks cover art
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Well, I'm caught one more time
Up on Cyprus Avenue
Caught one more time
Up on Cyprus Avenue

And I'm conquered in a car seat
Not a thing that I can do
I may go crazy
Before that mansion on the hill
I may go crazy
Before that mansion on the hill
But my heart keeps beating faster
And my feet can't keep still
And all the little girls rhyme something
On the way back home from school
And all the little girls rhyme something
On the way back home from school
And the leaves fall one by one
And call the autumn time a fool
Yeah, my t-tongue gets tied
Every, every, every time I try to speak
My tongue gets tied
Every time I try to speak
And my inside shakes just like a leaf on a tree
I think I'll go on by the river with my cherry, cherry wine
I believe I'll go walking by the railroad with my cherry, cherry wine
If I pass the rumbling station where the lonesome engine drivers pine
Wait a minute, yonder come my lady
Rainbow ribbons in her hair
Yonder come my lady
Rainbow ribbons in her hair
Six white horses and a carriage
She's returning from the fair
Baby, baby, baby

Well, I'm caught one more time
Up on Cyprus Avenue
Caught one more time
Up on Cyprus Avenue

And I'm conquered in a car seat
And I'm looking straight at you
Way up on, way up on, way up on, way up on, way up on, way up on, way up on
The avenue of trees
Keep walking down
In the wind and rain, darling
You keep walking down when the sun shone through the trees
Nobody, no, no, no, no, nobody stops me from loving you baby
So young and bold, fourteen-year old
Baby, baby, baby


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Astral Weeks
  • 2 Beside You
  • 3 Sweet Thing
  • 4 Cyprus Avenue
  • 5 The Way Young Lovers Do
  • 6 Madame George
  • 7 Ballerina
  • 8 Slim Slow Slider