Magic Time
Van Morrison Lyrics


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Don't lose the wonder in your eyes
I can see it right now when you smile
Let me go back, for a while
Let me go back, for a while
To that magic time

You can call it nostalgia, I don't mind
Standing on that windswept hillside
Listenin' to the church bells chime
Listen to the church bells chime
In that magic time

Oh the road it never ends
Good to see you my old friend
Once again we sit right down and share the wine

Shivers up and down my spine
It's a feeling so divine
Let me go back for a while
Got to back for a while
To that magic time

Oh the road it never ends
Good to see you my old friend
Once again we'll sit down and share the wine

And we'll go back in your prime
The sun is gonna shine
When we go back for a while
When we go back for a while
To that magic time

Don't lose the wonder in your eyes
It's right there when you smile
Got to go back, for a while
Got to go back, for a while
To that magic time

Call it nostalgia, I don't mind
Standing on that windswept hillside
Listenin' to the church bells chime
Listenin' to the church bells chime
In that magic time

If we go back, for a while




Let me go back, for a while
To that magic time

Overall Meaning

The song 'Magic Time' by Van Morrison is a nostalgic track that beautifully captures the essence of reliving the past. The opening lines of the song, "Don't lose the wonder in your eyes, I can see it right now when you smile," establish the theme of the song; it urges listeners to not lose their sense of wonder and magic they had when they were younger. The singer wishes to go back in time to that "magic time" when everything felt wonderful and young, and he could appreciate the small, beautiful things in life. The lyrics convey a longing to escape, to relive the past and to recapture the intense emotions that make life worth living.


Van Morrison conveys a strong sense of spirituality and connection to nature throughout the song. The line "Standing on that windswept hillside, listening to the church bells chime," conjures up a powerful image of being in touch with nature, while the church bells in the background bring in the spiritual aspect of the song. The words "The sun is gonna shine when we go back for a while" portrays the uplifting and positive vibe of the song, and the phrase "shivers up and down my spine, it's a feeling so divine" expresses the heightened sense of emotion that one feels when you're transported back to that "magic time."


Overall, the song is a beautiful ode to the past, and Van Morrison's poignant lyrics and his soulful singing makes it a must-listen for anyone who wants to relive their youth and reconnect with the beginning of their journey.


Line by Line Meaning

Don't lose the wonder in your eyes
Don't let the world make you lose the sense of amazement and joy that you have in your eyes


I can see it right now when you smile
I can still see that wonder in your eyes when you smile


Let me go back, for a while
Let me revisit a time in my life that was special to me


Let me go back, for a while
Let me revisit a time in my life that was special to me


To that magic time
To that time in my life that was full of wonder and joy


You can call it nostalgia, I don't mind
You can call it a longing for the past, but I'm okay with it


Standing on that windswept hillside
Standing on a hillside that's being whipped by wind


Listenin' to the church bells chime
Hearing the sound of church bells ringing


Listen to the church bells chime
Listening to the beautiful sound of church bells ringing


In that magic time
During that time in my life that was full of wonder and joy


Oh the road it never ends
The journey of life never stops


Good to see you my old friend
It's great to see you again, my old friend


Once again we sit right down and share the wine
Once again, we're sitting down together and enjoying a glass of wine


Shivers up and down my spine
A feeling of excitement and joy that runs all through me


It's a feeling so divine
It's a feeling of bliss and happiness


Let me go back for a while
Let me revisit a time in my life that I hold dear


Got to back for a while
I need to go back for a while


To that magic time
To that special time in my life that was full of wonder and joy


And we'll go back in your prime
And we'll revisit a time in your life when you were at your best


The sun is gonna shine
Things are going to get better


When we go back for a while
When we revisit that magical time in our lives


When we go back for a while
When we revisit that magical time in our lives


To that magic time
To that special time in our lives that was full of wonder and joy


Don't lose the wonder in your eyes
Don't let the world make you lose the sense of amazement and joy that you have in your eyes


It's right there when you smile
That sense of wonder is still there when you smile


Got to go back, for a while
I need to revisit that special time in my life


Got to go back, for a while
I need to revisit that special time in my life


To that magic time
To that special time in my life that was full of wonder and joy


Call it nostalgia, I don't mind
You can call it a longing for the past, but I'm okay with it


Standing on that windswept hillside
Standing on a hillside that's being whipped by wind


Listenin' to the church bells chime
Hearing the sound of church bells ringing


Listenin' to the church bells chime
Listening to the beautiful sound of church bells ringing


In that magic time
During that time in my life that was full of wonder and joy


If we go back, for a while
If we can revisit that special time in our lives


Let me go back, for a while
Let me revisit that time in my life that was full of wonder and joy


To that magic time
To that special time in my life that was full of wonder and joy




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Written by: VAN MORRISON

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Comments from YouTube:

Nduba Namoonde

Real deep! The man has no bad song. I listen to him every day.

Jorge Espinosa

How many of us have grown young over the years with Van Morrison's music? Been a fan for decades.

Jeanette Heinen

So love this song. After 2020 in 2021 let's all get back to that Magic Time.

The TexasGal

One of my new favorites. Those who have experienced the Magic Time understand the depth of how Van has captured this feeling. Thanks Van for bringing the feeling back

jan hensley

A great songwriter. Love all of Van’s music. Wonderful.

Victoria Renfro

Love love 💕 love ❤️ this man and
His 🎵 music

linda castellitto

I remember my magic time,,,what a great reminiscence from this song. love to Van, and TY youtube.

Pay Taheri

Great song.

Jim Baber

Such a tune

GizmoGuy21

From hearing Gloria on my car's AM radio in High School to his duet with John Lee Hooker. The best.

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