From the dark end of the street
To the bright side of the road
We'll be lovers once again
On the bright side of the road

Little darlin', come with me
Won't you help me share my load
From the dark end of the street
To the bright side of the road

Into this life we're born
Baby sometimes, sometimes we don't know why
And time seems to go by so fast
In the twinkling of an eye

Let's enjoy it while we can (let's enjoy it while we can)
Won't you help me share my load (help me share my load)
From the dark end of the street
To the bright side of the road

Into this life we're born
Baby sometimes, sometimes we don't know why
And time seems to go by so fast
In the twinkling of an eye

Let's enjoy it while we can (let's enjoy it while we can)
Help me sing my song (help me sing my song)
Little darling come alone
To the bright side of the road

On the dark end of the street (on the dark end of the street)
To the bright side of the road (to the bright side of the road)
Little darling come alone
On the bright side of the road
On the dark end of the street (on the dark end of the street)
To the bright side of the road (to the bright sight of the road)
We'll be lovers once again
On the bright side of the road
Yeah, we'll be, we'll be lovers once again
On the bright side of the road


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Bright Side of the Road Lyrics as written by Van Morrison

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    This was the first song that really got me into Van Morrison. Very upbeat and uplifting song.

    BrainDamageon July 06, 2003   Link
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    this is the best 'sitting-on-a-friend's-front-deck,-in-the-South-Australian-sunshine-drinking-homemade-beer-and-reminiscing-of-good-times' song ever.

    atthedrive-inon November 16, 2004   Link
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    WOW... I can't believe that only two other people have commented on this song! It's just the most elevating song! Whenever I hear it, I spontaneously break out in dance! IT'S GREAT. :D

    There is a bit of a deeper side of this song to me. I used to be depressed and this song was one of the few things that could always make me smile. I'm not a huge fan of Van Morrison, but this old song has completely won me over. (Old, considering my age!!) It's Van's best song in my book!

    p e r p l e x i n gon September 04, 2005   Link
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    I was in a city the other day, and it occured to me that because of the tall buildings and the angle of the sun, during most of the day one side of the street is always bright and the other is cast in shadow. I wonder if that's what he means by the 'bright side of the road'.

    Wrapidon May 29, 2006   Link
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    This song is so uplifting no matter what. Van the Man's classic song in my opinion.

    GAknightgolfer22on July 08, 2006   Link
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    Love this song. I am normally a alt-country fan but Van Morrison has something.

    Reddirtman76on March 16, 2010   Link
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    Theory 1: The song encourages the listener to have a more positive outlook on life

    Theory 2: The narrator is dead. He's singing to his lover, who's still alive. Bright side of the road = Heaven

    vscon February 19, 2011   Link
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    It's a non pharmaceutical antidepressant!

    KimHon September 22, 2013   Link
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    General Comment

    According to biographer Brian Hinton it is "an answer in song to 'The Dark End of the Street'

    valjeangon February 21, 2016   Link
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    I have always loved this song and considered it a very uplifting song. However, I learned in the past week that my sister now has cancer and I was holding back my emotions about this news. This song came on my iPod, and I started to sob like a baby, as to how fleeting life can be. Thank you Van for touching something inside of me that needed to be expressed.

    Wooberon December 22, 2017   Link

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