Who Sang Thanks for the Information? Van Morrison

Van Morrison No Guru, No Method, No Teacher cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Van Morrison
release date: 1986-7
length: 7:19
producer: Van Morrison
vocal: Van Morrison
engineer: Jim Stern and Mick Glossop
composer: Van Morrison
lyricist: Van Morrison
Thanks for the information
Never give a sucker an even break
When he's breaking through
To a new level of consciousness
There always seems to be more
Obstacles in the way
Thanks for the information I know
It's only a combat zone
Thanks for the memory,
I'll just have
To carry on on my own

[Chorus]
And it's wonderful and it's marvelous
How we can ever make it through
Sometimes I wonder how we can ever
Make it from day to day

Thanks for the information
What you gain on the hobby horse you lose on the swing
I like mine over easy
And you can have your's sunny side up
I don't want to quibble over insignificant details
And I've tried every trick in the book
Thanks for the information
I know I should look before I leap

[Chorus]

Thanks for the information
Never give a sucker an even break
And with her everything light becomes heavy
And everything heavy becomes light
They took me down to the watering hole
Because I happened to mention I was dying of thirst
Then they told me he who believes first will be later
And he who believes later will be first

[Chorus]

Thanks for the information
Oh never give a sucker an even break
When you're on to something it's a
Dime in a dozen people start
Coming out of the woodwork
Thanks for the invitation
I know I must be on to something big
Every time I take two steps forward
I end up having to take three back

[Chorus]

Thanks for the information
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
Every time I'm ready for a major breakthrough
I always have to think in terms of better of worse
Thanks for the information
Thanks for the memory



Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Got to Go Back
  • 2 Oh the Warm Feeling
  • 3 Foreign Window
  • 4 A Town Called Paradise
  • 5 In the Garden
  • 6 Tir Na Nog
  • 7 Here Comes the Knight
  • 8 Thanks for the Information
  • 9 One Irish Rover
  • 10 Ivory Tower