Who Sang Too Long in Exile? Van Morrison

Van Morrison Too Long in Exile cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Van Morrison
release date: 1993-6-8
genres: Rock
styles: Classic Rock
length: 6:19
membranophone: Geoff Dunn
lead vocals: Van Morrison
electric guitar: Van Morrison and Ronnie Johnson
bass: Nicky Scott
alto saxophone: Van Morrison and Candy Dulfer
background vocals: Teena Lyle and Georgie Fame
Hammond organ: Georgie Fame
tenor saxophone: Kate St John
Too long in exile
Too long not singing my song
Too long in exile
Too long like a rolling stone
Too long in exile

Too long in exile
Baby those people just ain't, just ain't your friends
Too long in exile my friend
You can never go home again

Well that isolated feeling
Drives you so close up against the wall
Till you feel like you can't go on
You've been in the same place for too long

Too long in exile
Baby you can never go back home
Too long in exile
Anyway you want

Oh that isolated feeling
Drives you up against, up against the wall
'cause you've been on the mainland baby
Been on the mainland, comin' on strong

Too long in exile
Too long people keep hanging on
Too long in exile
Too long like a rolling stone

And the wheeling and the dealing
All takes up too much time
Check your better self baby
You'd better satisfy, satisfy your mind

Too long in exile
Too long you've been grinding at the mill
Too long in exile
Man, I've really just had my fill

Too long in exile
You can never go back home again
Too long in exile
You're about to drive me just insane

Too long in exile, been too long in exile
Just like James Joyce, baby
Too long in exile
Just like Samuel Beckett baby
Too long in exile
Just like Oscar Wilde
Too long in exile
Just like George Best, baby
Too long in exile
Just like Alex Higgins, baby
Too long in exile

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