Burning Ground

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"Burning Ground"
Song by Van Morrison
from the album The Healing Game
Released March 4, 1997
Genre Folk rock
Length 5:38
Label Mercury
Songwriter(s) Van Morrison
Producer(s) Van Morrison
The Healing Game track listing
  1. "Rough God Goes Riding" – 6:19
  2. "Fire in the Belly" – 6:34
  3. "This Weight" – 4:37
  4. "Waiting Game" – 5:56
  5. "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" – 3:53
  6. "Burning Ground" – 5:38
  7. "It Once Was My Life" – 5:10
  8. "Sometimes We Cry" – 5:14
  9. "If You Love Me" – 5:01
  10. "The Healing Game" – 5:16

"Burning Ground" is a song written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and included on his 1997 album, The Healing Game. For this song, Morrison got his inspiration from a common scene from his childhood when jute was shipped to Belfast from India in the 1950s.[1]

Clinton Heylin calls the song "a potentially important song about a man still caught half-way between heaven and hell."[2]

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  1. ^ Hinton. Celtic Crossroads. p.335
  2. ^ Heylin. Can You Feel the Silence? p.474


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