Who Sang Big Time Operators? Van Morrison

Van Morrison Too Long in Exile cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
release date: 1993-6-8
genres: Rock
styles: Classic Rock
length: 6:04
membranophone: Geoff Dunn
lead vocals: Van Morrison
electric guitar: Ronnie Johnson and Van Morrison
bass: Nicky Scott
Hammond organ: Georgie Fame
Well, they told me to come on over
I made my way to New York
And they tried to have me deported
Stop me from getting work
Blacklisted me all over
They were vicious and they were mean
They were big time operators
Baby, on the music business scene

Oh, they looked like politicians
But underneath they were thugs
And they spread malicious rumors
Threatened to have me busted for drugs
They had nothing on me
Oh man, I was really clean
But they were big time operators
On the music business scene

They put a bug in my apartment
To listen in on my calls
I was looking for some motivation
I couldn't find any, any motivation at all
They were very desperate people
Riding in long black limousines
But they were big time operators
On the music business scene

They were glorified by the media
They were heroes who had names
They said that they would bury me
If I didn't play their game
They said I didn't know the score
And that I was young and green
They were big game operators
On the music business scene

Tried to hold me to a phony contract
I said I didn't agree
Had to get out of the clutches
Had to go underground you see
Now I'm living in another country
But I know exactly just where I've been
Stay away from big time operators
Baby, on the music business scene

Well, baby big time operators
On the music business scene
Oh baby, big time operators
On the music business scene
Well, full of names and places
Baby, you know who I mean



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