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Thread #13789   Message #115203
Posted By: katlaughing
18-Sep-99 - 12:09 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chord Req: Vincent (Starry Starry Night)
Subject: Lyr Add: VINCENT (STARRY STARRY NIGHT) (Don McLean
There are four of these identical threads. I posted these in one of the others before any of them had any other posts. Maybe Joe or Max can take care of the others. Sorry, you'll have to figure the breaks out. I typed them in the other one.

Here ya go:

VINCENT (Starry, Starry Night)
Don McLean
As recorded by Don McLean on "American Pie" (1971)

1. Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
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

CHORUS: Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen; they did not how
Perhaps they'll listen now

2. Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers 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. CHORUS

BRIDGE: For they could not love you
But still your love was true
And when no hope was left inside
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

3. 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 strangers that you've met
The ragged men in ragged clothes
The silver thorn of bloody rose
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow,

LAST CHORUS: Now I think I know
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen; they're not listening still
Perhaps they never will

[Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) Dutch Painter]
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