Van Morrison — Wild Night
Album: Tupelo Honey
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Released: 1971
Length: 3:33
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As you brush your shoes, stand before the mirror
And you comb your hair, grab your coat and hat
And you walk wet streets, tryin' to remember
All the wild night breezes in your mem'ry ever

And everything looks so complete
When you're walkin' out on the street
And the wind catches your feet
Sends you flyin', cryin'
Ooo-woo-wee, wild night is calling
Ooo-ooh-wee, wild night is calling

And all the girls walk by, dressed up for each other
And the boys do the boogie-woogie on the corner of the street
And the people passin' by stare in wild wonder
And the inside jukebox roars out just like thunder

And everything looks so complete
When you're walkin' out on the street
And the wind catches your feet
Sends you flyin', cryin'
Ooo-woo-wee, wild night is calling
Ooo-ooh-wee, wild night is calling

The wild night is calling
The wild night is calling

Come on out and dance
Whoa, come on out and make romance
Come on out and dance
Come on out, make romance
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 stunix wrote:
note to self:   don't put sax through a slow leslie.
 
And don't put Leslie through a slow sax.
note to self:   don't put sax through a slow leslie.

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Just look at his first 4-5 solo albums. My Gosh...just freakin fantastic. We should all be so lucky to have that kind of creative outburst, before we become old, grumpy, and complacent.    
"And the inside jukebox roars out just like thunder"

Must be one of the most evocative lines ever.
 
Did anyone notice a similarity to Mr Jones by Counting Crows? Right from the opening chords...then onto the vocal stylings etc..  I feel this was "inspirational" in their songwriting. 
Greatest rock n roll song ever?
Singing along at the top of my voice... no matter how often I hear this, it adds something brilliant to my day: one of the best songs ever written!
YES, this song speaks to me in so many ways, every time I hear it. It's all so true, too: there is Magic, like a contagion, on a Wild Night!
Godlike!! 
Right It's Magical !
Yup, godlike alright  
A candidate for one of the greatest  RnR songs ever? 

It has all the hooks, lyrics, great vocals, AND guitars and horns.

And it's not over-produced...you can hear fingers scratching on the guitar strings.

And you dance to it as well as sing along as well as drive to it.  
Van The Man, or should I say Sir Vanlose Morrison.A thoroughly deserved knighthood today for providing brilliant and inspiring music all these years.Well timed Bill.
played to death....with so many other VM records out there ...
Always a classic. 
But I've heard it a zillion times. It's lost its luster. Still, it's a classic sing along toe tapper fer sure. 
 
Something about the Johnny Cougar video version that I like, but Van is the Man....










 FrankMc wrote:
"All the girls walk by dressed up for each other."

Whenever I suggest that is a great lyric my wife tells me it's crap, but it's a great lyric. It's true you know. Men don't give a damn about high heels and all that fashionista stuff that hobbles women.

 
Most men don't perceive all the effort women put in towards looking good, but we love the overall effect. High heels work for me. But I think you're right: women do dress up to impress or outshine each other. I always laugh at the joke of two women agonizing separately over just the Right Outfit...and then show up to the same event looking just like each other and hating each other for it. 

Most straight men don't agonize and don't care if another guy is wearing the same thing. Hell, we're barely aware when two women do it.  
Yes, indeed.  Some wild nights are forever.
Man I bet this song was amazing live...
 johnjconn wrote:
At the risk of being called out ,,,

I can't get into Van the Man
He's got that same thing that Coldplay, later Genisis and later Elton John has, which is just a commercial , "Gimme a hit" sound.
Not much depth for me.

 
Sounds like you have not heard much of Van's stuff, some of his may sound a bit commercial like Brown Eyed Girl but some of his material is pretty inaccessible. His first Album Astral Weeks is hardly commercial. I agree about Coldplay etc. But Van is different a bit like Neil Young in many ways.