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September 12, 2007

Don McLean - Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)


Starry
starry night
paint your palette blue and grey

look out on a summer's day
with eyes that know the
darkness in my soul.
Shadows on the hills
sketch the trees and the daffodils

catch the breeze and the winter chills

in colors on the snowy linen land.
And now I understand what you tried to say to me

how you suffered for your sanity
how you tried to set them free.
They would not listen
they did not know how

perhaps they'll listen now.

Starry
starry night
flaming flo'rs that brightly blaze

swirling clouds in violet haze reflect in
Vincent's eyes of China blue.
Colors changing hue
morning fields of amber grain

weathered faces lined in pain
are soothed beneath the artist's
loving hand.
And now I understand what you tried to say to me

how you suffered for your sanity
how you tried to set them free.
perhaps they'll listen now.

For they could not love you
but still your love was true

and when no hope was left in sight on that starry
starry night.
You took your life
as lovers often do;
But I could have told you
Vincent
this world was never
meant for one
as beautiful as you.

Starry
starry night
portraits hung in empty halls

frameless heads on nameless walls
with eyes
that watch the world and can't forget.
Like the stranger that you've met

the ragged men in ragged clothes

the silver thorn of bloddy rose
lie crushed and broken
on the virgin snow.
And now I think I know what you tried to say to me

how you suffered for your sanity

how you tried to set them free.
They would not listen
they're not
list'ning still
perhaps they never will.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anon15sblah:I agree.Sad songs are beautiful.

leon said...

SAD but beautiful !! i must admit that i wanted to ask you who you are. Off course if you don't mind.

Anonymous said...

Anon15sblah:Anon15sblah chooses not to reveal any form of identity now, as he/she, is not certain if it really is S*.If it'nt, iam sorry. Howevr,he/she does appreciate 'leon''s frank curiosity.The world in reality,with its brainy criminals, can be creepy....iam sure someone who appreciates the above artists,would agree!

leon said...

I apologize for that stupid query, i was drunk. Would you mind running this blog in my place ? I want to give it away, I'm too depressed to run it anymore. You can make it better, you're a happy person.

Anonymous said...

Anon15sblah:Great.What makes you think iam a happy person?Besides, why should i bother about some random person's blog?....the truth is you deserve to run this blog..for music sake...your collection is huge....and was'nt this blog about SAD songs in the first place???

leon said...

your remarks makes me think that you're a happy one. You know what sadness is all about, You've a music sense too. You understand words and you're able to analyze them. And you should bother about it for music sake as you quoted. Just make a fake ID and i'll transfer it to you.You'll make it better i guess.

Anonymous said...

Anon15sblah:To be honest, i have never understood online blogs...umm..coz, usually if something gets me, i doodle/write it down on paper....and i land up losing these things...all THE time.Anyway. daffysblah@googlemail.com

leon said...

Honestly I don't know. I started it for a personal reason, I can't tell you. But now that reason is no more.

leon said...

OK Now you're the boss. Take care of the blog.