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Stranded (Van Morrison song)

Stranded (Van Morrison song)

"Stranded" is the opening track on Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison's 2005 album Magic Time. It is one of the ten original songs written by Morrison that were included on the well-received album.

As described in All Music Guide:

"Stranded" has a gorgeous faux doo wop lilt, and an elegant, timeless piano that cascades from the ether as a nocturnal alto saxophone (Morrison) announces a stolid yet world-weary vocal that unhurriedly moves along to a backing chorus. One can hear traces of The Platters' "Twilight Time" and The Penguins' "Earth Angel" in its grain.

In the lyrics of the song, the singer laments being confused and isolated in a modern world from which he feels disconnected:

I’m stranded at the edge of the world
It’s a world I don’t know

BC Music's reviewer Aaman Lamba notes: "Stranded" is a typical Morrison piece, dealing with being stranded on the shores of a new world, a world changed. A thoughtful piece, it features a saxophone section of some worth.

It's leaving me stranded
In my own little island
With my eyes open wide
But I'm feeling stranded'

Morrison has frequently performed this song in his live concerts since releasing it.

Appearance on other albums

Personnel on original release

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