“Sweet Thing” Lyrics by Van Morrison

Van Morrison wrote the song “Sweet Thing” in 1968. The song was on his album Astral Weeks. Morrison wrote the song in the style of a blues song. This song is a narrative of a woman who is going through a spiritual awakening. The lyrics follow the awakening of a woman and the struggle she faces.

Sweet Thing Lyrics by Van Morrison

“Sweet Thing” by Van Morrison – Song Credentials

Song TitleSweet Thing
Released1968
ArtistVan Morrison
GenrePop, Rock, Blues, Folk
LanguageEnglish
AlbumAstral Weeks
Music LabelWarner Bros.

“Sweet Thing” by Van Morrison Lyrics

And I will stroll the merry way
And jump the hedges first
And I will drink the clear
Clean water for to quench my thirst
And I shall watch the ferry-boats
And they’ll get high
On a bluer ocean
Against tomorrow’s sky
And I will never grow so old again
And I will walk and talk
In gardens all wet with rain

Oh sweet thing, sweet thing
My, my, my, my, my sweet thing

And I shall drive my chariot
Down your streets and cry
‘Hey, it’s me, I’m dynamite
And I don’t know why’
And you shall take me strongly
In your arms again
And I will not remember
That I even felt the pain
We shall walk and talk
In gardens all misty and wet with rain
And I will never, never, never
Grow so old again

Oh sweet thing, sweet thing
My, my, my, my, my sweet thing

And I will raise my hand up
Into the night time sky
And count the stars
That’s shining in your eye
Just to dig it all an’ not to wonder
That’s just fine
And I’ll be satisfied
Not to read in between the lines
And I will walk and talk
In gardens all wet with rain
And I will never, ever, ever, ever
Grow so old again

Oh sugar baby, sweet thing
Sugar-baby with your champagne eyes
And your saint-like smile

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