These are the days of the endless summer
These are the days, the time is now
There is no past, there's only future
There's only here, there's only now

Oh your smiling face, your gracious presence
The fires of spring are kindling bright
Oh the radiant heart and the song of glory
Crying freedom into night

These are the days by the sparkling river
His timely grace and our treasured find
This is the love of the one magician
Turned the water into wine

These are days of the endless dancing
And the long walks on the summer night
These are the days of the true romancing
When I'm holding you, oh, so tight

These are the days by the sparkling river
And His timely grace and the treasured find
This is the love of the one great magician
Turned the water into wine

These are the days now that we must savor
And we must enjoy as we can
These are the days that will last forever
You've got to hold them in your heart.

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These Are the Days Lyrics as written by Van Morrison

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    General Comment

    WoW! One of the best songs I've ever heard. It encompasses so many emotions. It makes me hopefull of my "endless summer" ahead, regretful of some moments in my life, but happy for most. Any song that can address this many emotions is truly amazing; and this one is!

    DMB84on June 29, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    This is one of Van's's about recognising our mortality and enjoying what we have while we are here on earth. Despite the references to 'One Great Magician' it's not a religious song, it's a heartfelt appreciation of what we have in life...warts and all.

    johninkyon June 05, 2004   Link
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    My Interpretation

    I think Van is speaking of finding the kingdom of heaven within…the same one the “great magician” Jesus came to show us. He references the experience of being in the eternal now, reached through meditation or being the state of spiritual enlightenment. In esoteric imagery, the sparkling river is the living water or Truth that Jesus talks about drinking from his mouth. There is an element of grace to finding this kingdom of heaven within and one must be awakened and hear the call in order for it to make sense and for the path to be found. So it is timely grace and our receptivity that enables the “treasured find” of the kingdom of heaven. The divine is often called the “beloved” in esoteric symbolism, so the endless dancing, long walks and romancing are all symbols of delighting in ecstatic union with the divine as mystics throughout the ages have portrayed it.

    Philoson June 11, 2017   Link

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