Astral Weeks

Lyrics: Van Morrison
Music: Van Morrison

A Van Morrison song sung by Vince Welnick with Phil Lesh and Friends. He sang a rather stripped down version:

If I ventured in the slipstreams
Between the viaducts of your dreams
Where immobile steel rims crack
And the ditch in the back roads stop

Chorus
Could you find me?
Would you kiss my eyes?
And lay me down
In silence easy
To be born again
To be born again

From the far side of the ocean
If I put the wheels in motion
And stand with my arms behind my back
And open up the door

[chorus]

There you go, there you go
Taking good care of your boy
Seeing that he's got clean clothes
Putting on his little red shoes
Seeing that he's got clean clothes
There you go, there you go

If I ventured in the slipstreams
Between the viaducts of your dreams
Where immobile steel rims crack
And the ditch in the back roads stop

[chorus]

To be born again (to be born again)
To be born again (to be born again)
In another time (in another time
In another place (in another place)
In another time (in another time
In another place (in another place)
I ain't nothing but a stranger in this world (but a stranger)
I ain't nothing but a stranger in this world (ain't nothing but a stranger)
Nothing but a stranger (ain't nothing but a stranger)
I ain't nothing but a stranger
Got to hold the line
Got to hold the line
Way up in the heavens
Way up in the heavens
So far away
So far away (so far away)
[etc]
The full Van Morrison version is:
If I ventured in the slipstream
Between the viaducts of your dream
Where immobile steel rims crack
And the ditch in the back roads stop

Chorus
Could you find me?
Would you kiss my eyes?
To lay me down
In silence easy
To be born again
To be born again

From the far side of the ocean
If I put the wheels in motion
And I stand with my arms behind me
And I'm pushing on the door

[chorus]

There you go
Standing with the look of avarice
Talking to Huddie Ledbetter
Showing pictures on the wall
Whispering in the hall
And pointing a finger at me

There you go, there you go
Standin' in the sun darling
With your arms behind you
And your eyes before

There you go
Taking good care of your boy
Seeing that he's got clean clothes
Putting on his little red shoes
I see you know he's got clean clothes
Putting on his little red shoes
Pointing a finger at me

And here I am
Standing in your sad arrest
Trying to do my very best
Looking straight at you
Coming through, darling
Yeah, yeah, yeah

If I ventured in the slipstream
Between the viaducts of your dreams
Where immobile steel rims crack
And the ditch in the back roads stop

[chorus]

In another world
In another time
Got a home on high
Ain't nothing but a stranger in this world
I'm nothing but a stranger in this world
I got a home on high
In another land
So far away
Way up in the heaven
In another time
In another place
[etc]