Uncle Bardie’s Spotlight Song: Blue and Green

Once a week on Friday, Uncle Bardie celebrates the creativity in others by shining a Spotlight on a movie, a song or a creator. This week’s Spotlight Song is Van Morrison’s “Blue and Green”

Van Morrison has composed some amazing songs over the years, including “Crazy Love” and “Tupelo Honey”.

This one is such simple lyric, yet it stands out because nobody ever thought of it. That is, until Van Morrison was inspired to compose it. It is like Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”. It’s one of those songs that feels like it’s always been.

It takes a lyricist with a lot of moxie to personalize colors the way he has with this song. After listening to this one, I never think of colors the way I did before. Colors are living breathing things.

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