Who Sang On Hyndford Street? Van Morrison

Van Morrison Hymns to the Silence cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Van Morrison
release date: 1991-9-24
genres: Rock
styles: Blues Rock/Folk Rock
length: 5:22
lead vocals: Van Morrison
synthesizer: Derek Bell
Take me back, take me way, way, way back
On Hyndford Street
Where you could feel the silence at half past eleven
On long summer nights
As the wireless played Radio Luxembourg
And the voices whispered across Beechie River
In the quietness as we sank into restful slumber in the silence
And carried on dreaming, in God
And walks up Cherry Valley from North Road Bridge, railway line
On sunny summer afternoons
Picking apples from the side of the tracks
That spilled over from the gardens of the houses on Cyprus Avenue
Watching the moth catcher working the floodlights in the evenings
And meeting down by the pylons
Playing round Mrs. Kelly's lamp
Going out to Holywood on the bus
And walking from the end of the lines to the seaside
Stopping at Fusco's for ice cream
In the days before rock 'n' roll
Hyndford Street, Abetta Parade
Orangefield, St. Donard's Church
Sunday six-bells, and in between the silence there was conversation
And laughter, and music and singing, and shivers up the back of the neck
And tuning in to Luxembourg late at night
And jazz and blues records during the day
Also Debussy on the third program
Early mornings when contemplation was best
Going up the Castlereagh hills
And the cregagh glens in summer and coming back
To Hyndford Street, feeling wondrous and lit up inside
With a sense of everlasting life
And reading Mr. Jelly Roll and Big Bill Broonzy
And "Really The Blues" by "Mezz" Mezzrow
And "Dharma Bums" by Jack Kerouac
Over and over again
And voices echoing late at night over Beechie River
And it's always being now, and it's always being now
It's always now
Can you feel the silence?
On Hyndford Street where you could feel the silence
At half past eleven on long summer nights
As the wireless played Radio Luxembourg
And the voices whispered across Beechie River
And in the quietness we sank into restful slumber in silence
And carried on dreaming in God.

CD 1
  • 1 Professional Jealousy
  • 2 I'm Not Feeling It Anymore
  • 3 Ordinary Life
  • 4 Some Peace of Mind
  • 5 So Complicated
  • 6 I Can't Stop Loving You
  • 7 Why Must I Always Explain?
  • 8 Village Idiot
  • 9 See Me Through, Part II (Just a Closer Walk with Thee)
  • 10 Take Me Back
    CD 2
  • 1 By His Grace
  • 2 All Saints Day
  • 3 Hymns to the Silence
  • 4 On Hyndford Street
  • 5 Be Thou My Vision
  • 6 Carrying a Torch
  • 7 Green Mansions
  • 8 Pagan Streams
  • 9 Quality Street
  • 10 It Must Be You
  • 11 I Need Your Kind of Loving

  • Album Information
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 042284902625
    script: Latin