Vincent

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Don McLean

Donald "Don" McLean (born October 2, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter. He is most famous for the 1971 album American Pie, containing the renowned songs "American Pie" and "Vincent". more »

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 bloody 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.

Written by: DON MCLEAN

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