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Van Morrison Who Was That Masked Man Lyrics

Last updated: 02/24/2011 10:00:00 AM

Oh ain't it lonely
When you're livin' with a gun
Well you can't slow down and you can't turn 'round
And you can't trust anyone

You just sit there like a butterfly
And you're all encased in glass
You're so fragile you just may break
And you don't know who to ask

Oh ain't it lonely
When you're livin' with a gun
Well you can't slow down and you can't turn 'round
And you can't trust anyone

You just sit there like a butterfly
You're well protected by the glass
You're such a rare collector's item
When they throw away what's the trash
You can hang suspended from a star
Or wish on a toilet roll
You can just soak up the atmosphere
Like a fish inside a bowl

When the ghost comes round at midnight
Well you both can have some fun
He can drive you mad, he can make you sad
He can keep you from the sun
When they take him down, he'll be both safe and sound
And the hand does fit the glove
And no matter what they tell you,
There's good and evil in everyone




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fascinated by van m's falsetto... | Reviewer: frances hayday | 1/23/2008

I didn't realize Van's vocal range till I heard him singing Who was that Masked Man. It is fascinating to listen to, makes you want to hear it over and over, that thrilling falsetto, and the story the lyrics tell. What album is it on? I want to get it, now that Van had it deleted from the web. If I hadn't heard it on the web I wouldn't have known it existed. Sad mistake, in my humble opinion, hacking everything that isn't contained in his very mediocre, official, limited website, which contains no information whatsoever about hidden gems like Who was That Masked Man. Same thing with Moondance, with Carlos Santana, Tom Scott, George Benson, Dr. John, and Etta James. I was stunned to see and hear Van's thrilling performance on that video, entered by one of Van's loyal and knowledgeable fans. If in a million years Van gets the drift of this message, I hope he ponders it. We, his legions of devoted fans, are not serviced well as to his work and art by his amateurish, uninteresting and uninterested official website.