Who Sang Village Idiot? Van Morrison

Van Morrison Hymns to the Silence cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Van Morrison
release date: 1991-9-24
genres: Rock
styles: Blues Rock/Folk Rock
length: 3:17
membranophone: Paul Robinson
piano: Neil Drinkwater
lead vocals: Van Morrison
bass: Nicky Scott
background vocals: Carol Kenyon
acoustic guitar: Van Morrison
accordion: Neil Drinkwater
arranger: Fiachra Trench
cor anglais: Kate St John
strings: Gavyn Wright
Did you see the lad, on the corner
He was standing drinking wine
Wears his overcoat in the summer
And short sleeves in the winter time

Takes his holidays, down at the bookies
Well he knows how to pick a horse
Village tramping round the countryside
He wears a smile, but he doesn't say much

Village idiot, he's complicated
Village idiot, simple mind
Village idiot, he does know something
But he's just not saying

Don't you know he's onto something
You can see it, you can see it in his eyes
Sometimes he looks so happy
As he goes strolling by

Oh village idiot, he's complicated
Village idiot, he's got a simple mind
Village idiot, must know something
But he's just not saying

Well you all know he's onto something
You can see it in his eyes
Sometimes he looks so happy
When he goes walking by
Sometimes he looks so happy
When he goes walking by
Sometimes he looks so happy
When he goes walking by.



Tracklist
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