Van Morrison - Carrying A Torch Lyrics




I'm carryin' a torch for you
I'm carryin' a torch
You know how much it costs
To keep carryin' a torch

Flame of love it burns so bright
That is my desire
Keep on liftin' me, liftin' me up
Higher and higher

You're the keeper of the flame
And you burn so bright
Baby why don't we re-connect
Move into the light

I've been going to and fro on this
And I'm still carryin' a torch
You must know how much it's worth
When I'm carryin' a torch (alright)

Baby you're the keeper of the flame
And you burn so bright
Why, why, why, why, why, why don't we re-connect
And move on further, into the light

I've been calling you on the phone
`Cause I'm carryin' a torch (yeah)
I can do it all on my own
`Cause I'm carryin' a torch

I'm carryin' a torch for you, baby
I'm carryin' a torch
You know how much it's worth
Because I'm carryin' a torch (one more)

I'm carryin' a torch for you, baby
I'm carryin' a torch
You know how much it's worth
Because I'm carryin' a torch.





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  1. Cat T

    There's so much of Van Morrison's music I've never really heard before until maybe the last couple of years when I came to understand just how great an artist he really is. This is a really nice song. ❤️

  2. S Robinson

    Masterpiece !

  3. 08shortstop

    Van is able to tap into something other artists can't reach.

  4. Baby Irene

    One of his masterpieces.

  5. Robin Clarke

    To CHIP CLARKE
    From. ROBIN
    ESTABLISHED 1982
    SPIN THE HEALING....8 25 86

  6. O C Welch

    beautiful

  7. Elayne Murray

    My Mentors, Rip, Torch is heavy. I love ya Van!

  8. Uncertain Trumpet

    Irish magic.

  9. Deaf Dave

    Is he going to torch someone? The gas bill must be huge to keep carrying it!!

  10. Nicholas DiVita

    No one can write a song like this man. Not everything he does hits the mark. But when he hits the mark, it is a nuclear bulls-eye. Like this one.

  11. Inge Schonewille

    Voor mijn broer, ik zal altijd een toorts voor hem dragen. <3

  12. crazy lopp in rock

    What a legend and a story teller..

  13. Inge Schonewille

    'm carryin' a torch for you
    I'm carryin' a torch
    You know how much it costs
    To keep carryin' a torch
    Flame of love it burns so bright
    That is my desire
    Keep on liftin' me, liftin' me up
    Higher and higher
    You're the keeper of the flame
    And you burn so bright
    Baby why don't we re-connect
    Move into the light
    I've been going to and fro on this
    And I'm still carryin' a torch
    You must know how much it's worth
    When I'm carryin' a torch (alright)
    Baby you're the keeper of the flame
    And you burn so bright
    Why, why, why, why, why, why don't we re-connect
    And move on further, into the light
    I've been calling you on the phone
    Cause I'm carryin' a torch (yeah)
    I can do it all on my own.

  14. Arnaldo Bernardo

    👏🏻❤️

  15. fred houpt

    speechless.

  16. Ruth Lewis

    It's been so long since l hear this brings back memories. We all carry a torch; for life itself.

  17. brighthottstarr

    Love this song first time iv heard it wow love me some Van..he gives me goosebumps

  18. pacobolito

    When he sings you can really feel the love pouring from him...

  19. Ursula Bornhauser

    cant stop listen to van morrison good evening

  20. Linda Rose Smith

    Obviously this talented man has lived a life with a lot of love surrounding him, a good man, and definitely a brilliant artist.

  21. Hans de Bakker

    We played this song on my wife's funeral and it still sounds so nice, God miss I here

  22. Patty Marie

    Peace be still, pray for this world.

  23. bill rayburn

    Better to have a carried a torch, than to never have carried a torch at all......painful....but I'd rather feel, than be numb, even if it is heartache.....

  24. Shari Crocker

    You are that keeper, my friend.

  25. newspapertaxis1

    How, I ask how can one man be so tuned into the human spirit?

  26. Bev McGeechan

    You are My Flame

  27. Dixie Pena

    Beautiful!!

  28. James Anthony

    This is up there among my all-time my favourite Van songs - it's filled with his burning heart and deep spirituality ... I love the man

  29. Ronny Bjarne Olsson

    Carrying Sharying Thanks Mr Morrison! We have them! Ron

  30. NIK TAO

    For those of Us who BELIEVE
    in the🕉Essential 1st Source
    and Center Supreme of All
    Creation songs like this are
    Pure >>>> Honey drippings.

  31. Sophia Pde

    I dedicate this beautiful song to my Best Friend Marshall Mathers..i love you...Thank you Van The Man.

  32. Patricia Wagstaff

    I so love this song . It is like he is singing just to me ....and only me.
    Sorry mates.!

  33. Ellen Jessing

    One of many favourite songs of mine by such an extraordinary artist.

    Ellen Jessing

    Fantastic! Just devine

  34. Soila Escalante

    Beautiful song

  35. Karen P

    I end up crying every time I listen to this and I don't even know why. I am totally over all my former boyfriends. But there's just a gut reaction to this song.
    Beautiful. Van Morrison is a real treasure!

  36. jamie wesson

    vans got a new job as a cinema usher showing people to there seats

  37. Richard Simon

    Carrying one for 12 years and I know what he is singing about. Song always brings back a wonderful memory.

  38. jimmythesaint

    ... why dont we reconnect and move on further into the light_ ive been calling you on the phone ...

  39. Al Grey

    What a voice , what a writer of words.

  40. leonard hourihane

    This song is beautiful.

  41. Svjetlana Markovic

    just pure ❤

  42. Jan Lindman

    Äntligen !

  43. LOUISE STOWELL

    Carrying a torch for you, my love, from the day I first met you and even though I lost you to cancer three years ago, I still carry this torch and always will. Always.

  44. Mark Anthony

    Lost my mother 50 years ago. Still carrying a torch

  45. keke thomas

    I love tis for personal reason, Viet Nam KIA

  46. Mike Cope

    Heard this on a recent BBC studio session - it sounded great and it does so here on the original! What a song.

  47. lyndy ma

    carrying a torch.. is such a sweet, personal feeling

  48. nora O Dwyer

    van is music no brother no cry

  49. Elaine Summy

    What a voice!

  50. Carole Martinez

    i carry a torch for Sir Van....

    Arbeedubya

    Your reference to "Sir Van" caused me to Google him because I was not aware he'd been knighted. I saw that he had been, but only this year--a recognition far too long in coming. I swear that if he ever performs anywhere near where I live, I'll rob a bank to get the money for a ticket if I have to and will turn myself in afterwards and spend my sentence behind bars with some great memories.

  51. Gareth Jones

    Thank you Sunshine. xxx

  52. Mikael Imnander

    R.i.p DAVID BOWIE I´m so sorry.....

  53. Ms eldee

    I love this song It reminds me of my childhood friend Tony. I grow up with him, he was my best mate. We swam rivers, climbed tress, built snowmen, chapped doors and ran away etc, I am a grandmother now but will always carry a torch for him in my heart. He died when he was eighteen and I still miss him.

    John Deeble

    Ms eldee God bless you and your friend Tony.

    Chance Miller

    Ms eldee awww

    Greg Flanagan

    All the best Ms Eldee.

    brighthottstarr

    He makes me cry with this beautiful song

  54. Mick Kennedy

    There's only one regret I have ( and I'll have it until my dying day) -- I didn't make love to her, and she wanted me to - and I lost her forever.

    inverterville

    @Andy T hahah love it , still saved himself a few bob I guess

  55. Lu Anne Moran

    You Are A Beacon Van, In Our Souls & LORD EVERMORE ! ! !

  56. Tyler Forshaw

    one of the best singer in the world never ever beat this man absolute diamond

  57. Lena Shore

    Spiritual songs like this is true love.

  58. Mark Van Dyke

    Van, Thank You.

  59. alan murr

    "I JUST HAVE TO SING MY HYMNS!" I guess that is why he called the album HYMNS TO THE SILENCE. A very great album with many hymnic songs, and the songs that weren't so hymnic were just as great!

  60. Shyam Das

    Beautiful timeless piece of divine vibrations

    Philip Wood

    שיאם דאס

  61. Atanas Matev

    Sounds like the fairy tale of Cinderella from the castle of Moritzburg, Saxony

  62. Carol Weidig

    gosh another Beauty.....lyrics and music.....depth of emotion.....what a talented Human this man is...

  63. deya ahmedou

    Mejor Imposible ....... Simplemente Genial

  64. Montse Gómez

    senzillament genial!. Un bàlsam per l'ànima

  65. All is dust.

    I'm carrying a torch for you, but I can't hold on to it forever.....

    sandraoopie

    +All is dust. ....I can

    Ms eldee

    Aye you can.

  66. Maria D

    simply beautiful...touches my heart every time I hear it.

    jason zelda

    +Maria Dillon Your 100% right Maria :)

    Eveline Kubbe

    You songs Van are so beautifully, with many songs I am almost crying....

  67. Milica Vojić Marković

    Wonderful song!

  68. Anne Hollywood

    such emotion...wonderful...

  69. Sybille Wesenberg

    Absolutely wonderful - Van Morrison - you make my day! Whatever I have to do - it gets better with your great music!!!!! Love Sybille

  70. Petroslav Petrov

    Carrying A Torch !!!! Great song, Go and never stop, Amazing energy

  71. Luise McCaffrey

    I love this song,love Van Morrison's music, he keeps on evolving and getting better and better. Listening to his music makes me love life ....wonderful 

    Petroslav Petrov

    Completely I share your thoughts about the music of Van Morrison

  72. alan murr

    This guys great creative music exceeds Beethoven and Mozart. He keeps churning them out seemingly effortlessly. The sad part is before you know how great Van Morison is  you have to BUY his albums otherwise you remain ignorant to his great music. Because his great songs are not played very much on popular radio. Yet he doesn't conform so that they will be like so many other musicians of his time did once he exceeded age 40, he creates and sings what turns him on regardless of whether anyone else will like them or not.

    N8VSON

    +alan murr The days of this kind of music on mainstream radio stations is over, I'm afraid.  It doesn't pay the bills so to speak.  A damn shame I say.  I'm a volunteer radio announcer and it's one of my responsibilities to see that this kind of music gets out there.  There's an audience out there waiting and hoping beautiful music will come their way and only through community radio will that ever happen anymore.  So search out those non-profit radio stations in your area and call them with your requests.  Many volunteers, like myself, play their own music collections on-air.  Hope this helps.

    Carol Weidig

    +alan murr ...you say it perfectly....Van Morrison's music is Beautiful...in lyrics and sound....thanks for saying it so well.

    William Heidrick

    alan murr x

    MsAnnawebb

    Even though this post is 3 years old, when I came across it (playing I'm Carrying a Torch) I just had to say how true and how eloquent you were in expressing what Van Morrison is all about!  I can't imagine him not having been in my life (I've been listening to Van now for over 50 years).  Well said!!

  73. lyndy ma

    keep listening to this.. can't get it out of my head.... love love it

  74. lyndy ma

    sounds like an anthem.. I like the strength of it

  75. Norman Munroe

    I so love this song.

  76. Carl Richardson

    Does anyone see my post ?????

  77. Carl Richardson

    Jackie like this one f it all of van is GREAT

  78. Carl Richardson

    Sit out side look at the stars and look at your life the song said so much

  79. marcel marcell

    MELODII NEMURITOARE NU ZGOMOT!

  80. libby

    I adore van the man absolutely love this song I could hear him sing to me all day long

  81. Harold Lush

    Who Of Us Romani Are Carrying The Torch Of Equality, Justice, Equal Rights, Right to Emigrate For Us Rroma? Why Are We the Most Marginalized People In The Broader Landscape Of The Whole Wide World?

  82. Maha Lingam

    One of my favorite songs, forever!

  83. LAOUAN Maman

    QUE DES SOUVENIRS

  84. Bernie Donnelly

    I second that nobody does it better and a beautiful album

  85. Piggle Pig Swillbucket

    I love this song!!!!!!!!!!

  86. markhi El-Mostafa

    immortel

    markhi El-Mostafa

    still on top

  87. Michael Magee

    Beautiful........how this wasnt a hit for Jones is beyond me...should be a standard by now...

  88. ViperACR01

    Love this song

  89. Jr H

    My heart is heavy Nikki , I wish you were here still shmoops.

  90. Jo Babe

    Me too and always will...

  91. Louizag22

    wow again x x

  92. mindcorporationultd

    "Nobody does it better".....not a trace of kitsch,just pure feeling <3

  93. TALL KITTEN

    Van is so loved by so very many! I wonder if he even begins to know? His gifts and talents exceeds that of thousands! My favorite of all!

  94. SummerGalLongIsland

    Such a heart gripping song, with words that are so emotional & true.

  95. Kephasdesire

    you have to be soulless to dislike this song

  96. Bev Gomez

    I could listen to him 24/7. Love you Van Morrison!

  97. Judy Zoldowski

    This song (incredible!) must be on Disc 2 of the Hymns CD. I have Disc One and can;t find the other anywhere....I will have to keep coming back here to listen to this heart-rending song! God Bless You Van Morrison for the joy you give to others.

  98. sunshineuk1965

    I don't really know another artist I'd use the word "genius" for, for me it means more than talented, its taking what already exists and creating something new, unique that leaves others wondering "how does he do that?!" Morrison is a musical genius pure and simple, he doesn't have to smile, do interviews or explain his songs, he just has to keep making this kind of music.

  99. Julie Linden

    Brilliant. SHeer genius. The kind of music that keeps you up at night; lingers in your memory. Touching the places in your soul, so hard to touch. Go The Man