You Know What They're Writing About
Van Morrison Lyrics


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You know, yeah
You, you know what they're writing about
Baby, you, you know what they're talking about
Baby, you, you know what they're writing about
Baby you know, you know, what they're talking about
It's a thing called love down through the ages
It makes you want to cry sometimes
Makes you feel like you want to lay down and die sometimes
It make you high sometimes
But when you really get in it, in it, in it, in it
It lifts you right up

You know what they're
You know what
You know what they're talking about
Baby you, you, you, you, you, you, you, you, you, you know what
What they're writing about
It's so funny, it's so funny
It's love, baby
Ain't it a wonderful game, ain't it a wondeful, oh, a marvelous game
Yeah, ain't it a wonderful, ain't it a wonderful, ain't it a wonderful game?
And when there's no more words to say about love, I'll go

Y-y-y-y-y-y-yeah
Y-y-y-y-y-y-yeah
You know what I'm talking about

Meet me down, yeah, meet me down
Meet me down by the river, baby
Meet me down, meet me down, meet me by the river
Meet me down, meet me down, meet me by, by the water
Meet me down by the water
Baby, you know, I say you know what they're
You know what they're talking about
I want you to met me, meet me down by the pylons
Meet me down by the pylons
Meet me down by the pylons
Meet me down by the pylons

Meet me, ah, I said, meet me
I got something I wanna give you
I got something I wanna give you
I want you to meet me, I want you to meet me?
I want you to meet me, I want you to meet me, are you there?
I want you to meet me, are you there?
I want you to meet me, are you there?
Are you there, are you there, are you there?
I want you to meet me
And know, know, know, know, know, know
And know, know, know, and know, and know, and know, know, and know, and know
I want you to meet me, are you, are you there?
I want you to meet me, are you there?
I want you to meet me, are you, are you there?
I want you to meet me, there, are you there?
I want you to meet me, are you there?
I want you to meet me, are you there?
And know, know, know, and know, and know, and know, are you there?




I want you to meet me
I want you to meet me

Overall Meaning

In this song, Van Morrison is singing about love and how it has been a common theme throughout history. He mentions how love can make you feel a range of emotions - from profound sadness to exhilaration. Despite the ups and downs, he notes that love is a wonderful game that people keep coming back to, and that it can lift you up.


The lyrics emphasize the universality of love and how everyone can relate to it, though the specifics of each individual's experiences with love may differ. The repeated lines of "you know what they're writing about" and "you know what they're talking about" underscore the idea that love is something that everyone understands on an instinctual level.


Line by Line Meaning

You know, yeah
You are aware of what's going on


You, you know what they're writing about
You understand the subject of the writing


Baby, you, you know what they're talking about
You comprehend what the conversations are about


It's a thing called love down through the ages
The topic of conversation is an enduring human emotion called love


It makes you want to cry sometimes
Love can bring out intense emotions such as sorrow


Makes you feel like you want to lay down and die sometimes
Love can be overwhelming and cause one to feel hopeless


It make you high sometimes
Love can create feelings of euphoria


But when you really get in it, in it, in it, in it
When you're fully immersed in love


It lifts you right up
Love can elevate you to a higher emotional state


It's so funny, it's so funny
Love can be amusing and ironic


It's love, baby
The topic of discussion is the powerful emotion of love


Ain't it a wonderful game, ain't it a wonderful, oh, a marvelous game
Love can be likened to a game with a sense of wonder and marvel


Yeah, ain't it a wonderful, ain't it a wonderful, ain't it a wonderful game?
Reiteration of how love can be an amazing experience


And when there's no more words to say about love, I'll go
When all has been said and done about love, I'll exit the conversation


Meet me down, yeah, meet me down
Let's rendezvous


Meet me down by the river, baby
Meet me by the river


Meet me down, meet me down, meet me by the river
Let's meet down by the river


Baby, you know, I say you know what they're
You understand the topic of the discussion


I want you to met me, meet me down by the pylons
I want us to meet by the pylons


I got something I wanna give you
I have something I want to share with you


I want you to meet me, I want you to meet me?
I request that you meet me


I want you to meet me, I want you to meet me, are you there?
Asking if you are available to meet


And know, know, know, know, know, know
Repetition of the word 'know', emphasizing the importance of knowing


And know, know, know, and know, and know, and know, know, and know, and know
Further repetition emphasizing the importance of knowledge


I want you to meet me, are you, are you there?
Asking again if you are available to meet


And know, know, know, and know, and know, and know, are you there?
Reiteration of the importance of knowing, concluding with a question


I want you to meet me
I desire that we meet




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: VAN MORRISON

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