These Are the Days (song)

These Are the Days (song)

Infobox Song
Name =These Are the Days

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Caption = Orangefield single cover
Artist =Van Morrison
Album =Avalon Sunset
A-side =
Released =1989
Format = CD
Recorded = February 1989 The Townhouse Studios/England
Genre = Celtic,
Length =5:08
Label =Mercury
Writer =Van Morrison
Producer =Van Morrison
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Tracks =#"Whenever God Shines His Light" – 4:58
#"Contacting My Angel" – 4:57
#"I'd Love to Write Another Song" – 2:52
#"Have I Told You Lately" – 4:20
#"Coney Island" – 2:00
#"I'm Tired Joey Boy" – 2:29
#"When Will I Ever Learn to Live in God" – 5:38
#"Orangefield" – 3:50
#"Daring Night" – 6:10
#"These Are the Days" – 5:08
"These Are the Days" is a song written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and released on his 1989 album "Avalon Sunset". It was released as the B-side of the single with "Orangefield" as the A-side. The opening verse of the song is a recurring factor in Morrison's music and lyrics, the belief that the predominant sense of enjoyment and appreciation of life is to be found in the present moment:

:"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

Biographer John Collis writes that this final song pulls together all the concerns of the album: [Collis, Inarticulate Speech of the Heart, p.174]

In one moment ('there is no past...there's only now') Morrison combines earthly love with that inspired by a sun-warmed landscape, the yearning for simplicity with the love of 'the (one) Magician who turned water into wine.


*Van Morrison - vocal, guitar
*Arty McGlynn - guitar
*Neil Drinkwater - accordion, piano
*Clive Culbertson - bass guitar
*Roy Jones, Dave Early - drums, percussion
*Katie Kissoon, Carol Kenyon - vocal


*Elisabeth Von Trapp



*Collis, John (1996). Inarticulate Speech of the Heart, Little Brown and Company, ISBN 0-306-80811-0

External links

* [ Lyrics and audio sample] 1980s Avalon Sunset

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