Who Sang Back Street Affair? Van Morrison

Van Morrison Pay the Devil cover art
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Billy Wallace
release date: 2006-3-3
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Pop Rock
length: 2:49
piano: Geraint Watkins
vocal: Van Morrison
double bass: Ian Jennings
mixer: Alastair McMillan
engineer: Walter Samuel
violin: Bob Loveday
guitar: Johnny Scott
acoustic guitar: Van Morrison
steel guitar: Paul Godden
strings: Gavyn Wright
drums (drum set): Bobby Irwin
assistant mixer: Declan Gaffney
assistant engineer: Jerome King
composer: Jimmy Rule, Billy Wallace
You didn't know I wasn't free
When you fell in love with me
And with all your young heart
You learned to care

It brought you shame and disgrace
The world has tumbled in your face
Because they call our love
A back street affair

They say you wrecked my home
I'm a husband that's gone wrong
They don't know the sorrow
That we had to bear

While the one I was tied to
Was the first to be untrue
How can they call our love
A back street affair

Well, we have each other now
That's all that matters anyhow
While the judgment
Of gossips never fair

We'll just be brave and strong
Then someday they'll see they're wrong
So, let them call our love
A back street affair

We'll be free to love someday
When all the talk has died away
And the happiness we hoped for
Then we'll share

And I'll climb a mountain high
And the world will hear me cry
That our love is not
A backstreet affair

  • 1 There Stands the Glass
  • 2 Half as Much
  • 3 Things Have Gone to Pieces
  • 4 Big Blue Diamonds
  • 5 Playhouse
  • 6 Your Cheatin' Heart
  • 7 My Bucket's Got a Hole in It
  • 8 Back Street Affair
  • 9 Pay the Devil
  • 10 What Am I Living For?
  • 11 This Has Got to Stop
  • 12 Once a Day
  • 13 More and More
  • 14 Till I Gain Control Again