Who Sang How Can a Poor Boy?? Van Morrison

Van Morrison Keep It Simple cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Van Morrison
release date: 2008-3-14
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Smooth Jazz
length: 5:44
Had my congregation, had my flock
When I was a shepherd of men
Chased the wild goose, chased the pot of gold
Chased the rainbows end

How can a poor boy deliver this message to you?
How can a poor boy? You don't believe anything that's true

Had my rise, had my downfall
Now I'm gonna rise up again
Had my degrees, my initiations
Not speaking to the profane

How can a poor boy get this message to you?
How can a poor boy when you don't believe a thing that's true?

I've been anointed, been appointed
Even been magnified
Spied a chapel all of gold
The priest was laying down with the swine

How can a poor boy get a little message to you?
How can a poor boy when you don't believe anything is true?
How can a poor boy get this message through to you?
How can a poor boy when you don't believe a single thing is true?

Watch the illusion of false security
Play of the shadows that move
Tell me what evil lurks in the hearts of men
Only the shadow knows

How can a poor boy get this message to you?
How can a poor boy when you don't believe a thing that's true, for you
When you don't believe a thing, nothing that's true for you
How can a poor boy ever get next to you?



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 How Can a Poor Boy?
  • 2 School of Hard Knocks
  • 3 That’s Entrainment
  • 4 Don’t Go to Nightclubs Anymore
  • 5 Lover Come Back
  • 6 Keep It Simple
  • 7 End of the Land
  • 8 Song of Home
  • 9 No Thing
  • 10 Soul
  • 11 Behind the Ritual

  • Album Information
    label: Exile
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 602517630772
    script: Latin