add artist photo
Charles Aznavour
Add Explanation
Add Meaning
Charles Aznavour

The Painted Child lyrics

$album_name
$date_release
$writer_name
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Charles Aznavour – The Painted Child lyrics

I am the painted child, the maker of confusion
With rainbows in my hair and magic on my face
A phantom of the street, an optical illusion
Who hears a different beat, who runs a different race.
I am the painted child, I am the mischief maker
The beggar at the feast, the fiddler at the ball
I know the words of songs, I am the Sabbath breaker
The caller in the night, the writing on the wall.
The name on the wall... Is me
The cry in the darkis me
The mark of the childi sign
The name on the wall
I am the painted child, the child who is a stranger
And those who once came near now turn and walk away
And everywhere is fear and everywhere is danger
These are the masks we wear, these are the parts we play
I am the painted child, the crier and the chorus
I strike upon the drum for funerals and games
And others there have come in centuries before us
To fill the world with noise and dance among the flames
The name on the wall... Is me
The cry in the darkis me
The mark of the childi sign
The name on the wall
I am the painted child, the clown and the protester
A creature of the time and seldom what I seem
And call me what you will, a renegade or jester
But still I chill your heart, and still I haunt your dream
Ill sing beside your grave, half-minstrel and half-mourner
Ill sing of years gone by and bridges never crossed
I am the painted child who stands on any corner
I am the child you loved, I am the child you lost.
The name on the wallis mine
Look in to my face and see
The strange painted child
Is me



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/c/charles_aznavour/the_painted_child.html

Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      Explain

      Write an explanation

      Your explanation
      Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
      20 words
      Good
      Cool
      Awesome!
      Explanation guidelines:
      • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
      • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
      • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
      Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
      ×