Upon further review I think my comment on CL's post was overly negative, but I remember when Van wrote tunes that moved you, both musically and lyrically. This is one:
Great bass line, interesting chord changes, good counter melodies, a solid rock beat and it is a tune that has held up for decades.
This one has great interplay between the lyrics and the music. What genius.
Some call him an Irish mystic - I know not of such things, but at times I get the sense he tapped into something beyond what we can see and hear.
That's the kind of music I think of when I think of Van.