Stranded (Van Morrison song)

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Song by Van Morrison
from the album Magic Time
Released May 17, 2005
Recorded August 25, 2003
Genre Celtic rock
Length 5:34
Label Geffen Records
Songwriter(s) Van Morrison
Producer(s) Van Morrison
Magic Time track listing
  1. "Stranded" – 5:34
  2. "Celtic New Year" – 6:10
  3. "Keep Mediocrity At Bay" – 3:44
  4. "Evening Train" – 2:48
  5. "This Love of Mine" (Sol Parker, Henry W. Sanicola, Frank Sinatra) – 2:42
  6. "I'm Confessin'" (Doc Daughtery, Al Neiburg, Ellis Reynolds) – 4:29
  7. "Just Like Greta" – 6:25
  8. "Gypsy In My Soul" – 4:04
  9. "Lonely And Blue" (Brooks, Andy Razaf, Waller) – 3:41
  10. "The Lion This Time" – 4:56
  11. "Magic Time" – 5:06
  12. "They Sold Me Out" – 3:11
  13. "Carry On Regardless" – 5:54

"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 Allmusic:[1]

"Stranded" has a gorgeous faux doo wop lilt, and an elegant, timeless piano that cascades from the ether as a nocturnal alto saxophone (Morrison) who 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:[2] "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." (This was played by Morrison.)

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[edit]

Personnel on original release[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic Review-Magic Time
  2. ^ Aaman Lamba (2005-05-19). "Van Morrison's Magic Time". Retrieved 2008-08-15. 

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