"Listen To The Lion" as written by and Van Morrison....
And all my love come down
All my love come tumblin' down
All my love come tumblin' down
All my love come tumblin' down
Oh, listen listen
To the lion
Oh, listen listen listen
To the lion
Inside of me
Oh, oh, oh

And I shall search my soul
I shall search my very soul
And I shall search my very soul
I shall search my very soul

For the lion
For the lion
For the lion
For the lion
Inside of me
Oh, oh, yeah

And all my tears have flown
All my tears like water flown
And all my tears like water flown
All my tears like a water flown

For the lion
For the lion
For the lion
For the lion
Inside of me

Listen to the lion
Listen to the lion
Listen to the lion
Listen to the lion
Listen to the lion
Listen to the lion
Listen to the lion
Listen to the lion
Listen to the lion
Listen to the lion
Listen to the lion
Listen to the lion
Listen to the lion
Listen to the lion

And we sailed, and we sailed
And we sailed, and we sailed
And we sailed, and we sailed
sailed to Caledonia

And we sailed, and we sailed
And we sailed, and we sailed, and we sailed
Away from Denmark
Way up to Caledonia
Away from Denmark
Way up to Caledonia

And we sailed, and we sailed, and we sailed
All around the world
And we sailed, and we sailed, and we sailed
Looking for a brand new start

And we sailed
And we sailed, and we sailed
All around the world, a brand new start

Looking for a brand new start
Looking for a brand new start
Looking for a brand new start

And we sailed, and we sailed, and we sailed
And we sailed
Away from the Golden Gate
Way up to the New York City


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"Listen to the Lion" as written by Van Morrison

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  • +2
    General CommentHey First Comment. One of the best songs ever. About not being afraid to do anyone, including love. He refers to his ancestors when they traveled from Denmark to Caledonia (for all you trivia buffs, Caledonia was the old name of Scotland, and Hibernia was the name of Ireland, Gaul was France.) in order to have better lives. He says just listen to the lion inside, your inner source of courage and bravery. That line
    "And we sailed, and we sailed, and we sailed...
    Away from Denmark
    Way up to Caledonia
    Away from Denmark
    Way up to Caledonia"
    is to me one of the greatest lines in music. It gives me goosebumps. I don't know why. Just listen and feel. as someone else said.
    johnpauljones86on May 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeautiful, beautiful song. Pretty much everything Van did from Astral Weeks to Veedon Fleece is fantastic, but this is one of the very best. I think it's about searching the world for inspiration, trying to find your muse and so forth. I think the "lion in his soul" is creativity.
    finulanuon January 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, Yes, Johnny .... I agree that this is one of the great songs. A song of courage, a song of hope, a song of trusting your gut. Never travel far without it.
    ZipperHeadon December 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a little too long - great guitar playing
    vasnmoGoon March 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe other day I was listening to "Too Late To Stop Now" and this song. All this SOUL business reminded me of my favorite poem by Walt Whitman. "A Noiseless Patient Spider". I'm not going to type it out because I recently lost an eye in a tragic accident. Check it out yourselves because it is beautiful.

    Love this song!
    Victrolaon April 22, 2010   Link

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