Paint It Black Lyrics

The Rolling Stones


publisher: ©Alfred
writers: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
album: Track 1 in album Paint It Black
release date: 1966-5-7
popularity : 52 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Garage Rock
length: 3:46
producer: Andrew Loog Oldham
sitar: Brian Jones
composer: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
lyricist: Mick Jagger

Cover Art

The Rolling Stones Paint It Black cover art
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I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore, I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

I see a line of cars and they're all painted black
With flowers and my love, both never to come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a newborn baby it just happens ev'ryday

I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and I must have it painted black
Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts
It's not easy facing up when your whole world is black

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing happening to you
If I look hard enough into the setting sun
My love will laugh with me before the morning comes

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

I want to see your face painted black, black as night, black as coal
Don't want to see the sun, flying high in the sky
I want to see it painted, painted, painted, painted black, yea


Track Listing


7" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Paint It Black
  • 2 Long Long While