Ancient Highway (Van Morrison)

There's a small cafe on the outskirts of town I'll be there when the sun goes down Where the roadside bends And it twists and turns Every new generation And I'll be praying to my higher self Don't let me down, keep my feet on the ground There's a roadside jam playin' on the edge of town In a town called Paradise near the ancient highway When the train whistle blows All the sadness that Hank Williams knows And the river flows Call them pagan streams and it spins and turns In a factory in a street called Bread in East Belfast Where Georgie knows best What it's like to be Daniel in the lion's den Got so many friends only most of the time When the grass is high and the rabbit runs Though it's talkin' to you and I And every new generation comes to pay The dues of the organ grinder jam And the grinder's switch of the sacrifice Everybody made to be rational with understanding And I'll be praying to my higher self Oh, don't let me down, keep my feet on the ground What about all the people living in the nightmare hurt That won't go away no matter how hard they try They've got to pay time and time again, time and time again I'll be praying to my higher self And I'll be standin' there, where the boats go by When the sun is sinking way over the hill On a Friday evening when the sun goes down On the outskirts of town, I want to slip away I want to slip away, got to get away And I'll be praying to my higher self Don't let me down, keep my feet on the ground, don't let me down You'll be cryin' again, you'll be cryin' again, you'll be cryin' again By the same wipe the teardrops from your eyes Have to slip away in the evening when the sun goes down Over the hill, with a sense of wonder Everything gonna be right on a Friday evening All the cars go by all along down The ancient highway And I'll be praying, I'll be praying to my higher self Don't let me down, keep my feet, keep my feet on the ground Keep my feet on the ground Traveling like a stranger in the night, all along the ancient highway Got you in my sights, got you on my mind I'll be praying in the evening when the sun goes down Over the mountain, got to get you right in my sight As the beams on the cars from the overpass On the ancient highway shine like diamonds in the night Like diamonds in the night I'll be praying to my higher self, to my higher self Don't let me down, don't let me down And you'll be standing there, while the boats go by While the boats go by on a Friday evening Shining your light, shining your light on a Friday evening Got to slip away, got to slip away down that ancient highway In a town called Paradise, in a town, in a town All along, all along that road, all along that road, All along that road with the trance like vision I'll be praying to my higher self, don't let me down, don't let me down Keep my feet on the ground, keep my feet on the ground, Keep my feet on the ground Friday evening got to slip away Watching the view from a car from the overpass And we're driving down that ancient road Shining like diamonds in the night, oh diamonds in the night All along the ancient highway Got you in my sight, got you in my mind Got you in my arms and I'm praying, and I'm gonna pray I'm gonna pray, to my higher self, ah don't let me down Don't let me down, give me the fire, ah give me the fire