Who Sang Before the World Was Made? Van Morrison

Van Morrison Too Long in Exile cover art

Some other versions of "Before the World Was Made"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Kenny Craddock, Van Morrison
release date: 1993-6-8
genres: Rock
styles: Classic Rock
length: 4:25
membranophone: Geoff Dunn
lead vocals: Van Morrison
electric guitar: Ronnie Johnson
bass: Nicky Scott
alto saxophone: Candy Dulfer
Hammond organ: Georgie Fame
recorder: Teena Lyle
vibraphone: Teena Lyle
If I paint the lashes dark
And the eyes more bright
And your lips more scarlet
Ask if it'll all be right
And it's mirror after mirror
No vanities displayed
You're just looking for the face you had
Before the world was made
Before the world was made
Before the world was made

And if I look upon you now
As though I have my view
With the earth beneath your feet
And heaven up above
Would you think me cruel
After everything's been said
You're only looking for the face you had
Before the world was made
Before the world was made
Before the world was made

And if I paint the lashes dark
And your eyes more bright
And your lips more scarlet
Ask if it'll all be right
And it's mirror after mirror
No vanities displayed
I'm just looking for the face you had
Before the world was made
Before the world was made
Before the world was made

Your original face
Before time and space
Your original face
Before time and space
Your original, original face
Before the world was made
Before the world was made
Before the world was made



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Too Long in Exile
  • 2 Big Time Operators
  • 3 Lonely Avenue
  • 4 Ball & Chain
  • 5 In the Forest
  • 6 Till We Get the Healing Done
  • 7 Gloria
  • 8 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
  • 9 Wasted Years
  • 10 The Lonesome Road
  • 11 Moody’s Mood for Love
  • 12 Close Enough for Jazz (instrumental)
  • 13 Before the World Was Made
  • 14 I’ll Take Care of You
  • 15 Instrumental / Tell Me What You Want

  • Album Information
    label: Polydor
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 731451921926
    script: Latin