Don McLean Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) Lyrics

Artist: Don McLean
Publishers: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
Last update: April 20, 2015
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Album: Track 2 on Rearview Mirror
Producer: Ed Freeman
Composer: Don McLean
Genre : Folk
Lyricist: Don McLean
Recorded : May 14, 1971–June 25, 1971
Released : October 24, 1971
Label : United Artists Records, BGO Records
Length : 4:03
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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 daffodils
Catch the breeze and winter chills
In colors on the snowy living land

Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
The "How you suffered for your sanity"
The "How you tried to set them free"
They did not listen, They did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

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

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 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
Now I think I know
What you tried to say to me
The "How you suffered for your sanity"
The "How you tried to set them free"
They did not listen they're not listening still
Perhaps they never will
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