vincent van-gogh (1853-1890) Starry Starry Night

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"Vincent" is a song by Don McLean written as a tribute to Vincent van Gogh. It is also known by its opening line, "Starry Starry Night", a reference to van Gogh's painting The Starry Night. The song also describes different paintings done by the artist. ---The Sadness Will Last Forever....

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V I N C E N T VAN GOGH

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Starry, starry night... Paint your palette blue and grey,

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Look out on a summer's day,

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With eyes that know the darkness in my soul. Shadows on the hills,

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Sketch the trees and the daffodils, catch the breeze and the winter chills,

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In colors on the snowy linen land.

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Now I understand what you tried to say to me, how you suffered for your sanity,

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They would not listen, they did not know how. How you tried to set them free.

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Perhaps they'll listen now.

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Starry, starry night. Flaming flowers that brightly blaze,

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Swirling clouds in violet haze, reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue.

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Colors changing hue,

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morning field of amber grain,

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Weathered faces lined in pain, are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand.

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Now I understand what you tried to say to me, how you suffered for your sanity,

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They would not listen, they did not know how. How you tried to set them free. Perhaps they'll listen now.

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For they could not love you,

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But still your love was true.

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And when no hope was left in sight on that starry, starry night, you took your life, as lovers often do.

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But I could have told you, Vincent, t his world was never meant for one as... … beautiful as you.

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Starry, starry night.

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Portraits hung in empty halls,

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Frameless head on nameless walls,

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With eyes that watch the world and can't forget. Like the strangers that you've met,

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The ragged men in the ragged clothes,

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The silver thorn of bloody rose, lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow.

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Now I think I know what you tried to say to me, how you suffered for your sanity,

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They would not listen, they're not listening still. How you tried to set them free.

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Perhaps they never will...

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V I N C E N T VAN GOGH (1853-1890) Music: Vincent (Acoustic) by Don Mclean

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