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Starry Starry Night
Paint Your pallet blue and grey
Look out on a summers day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills,
in colors on the snowy linen land

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
The would not listen they did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

Starry starry Night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violent haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Wheatherd faces lined in pain,
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand

Now I understand what you tried to say to me
And how you sufferd for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen
They did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

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.

Like the Strangers that you've meet
The ragged man in ragged clothes
The silver thorn, a bloody rose
Lye crushed and broken on the virgin snow


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.



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    Everyone knows that don mclean wrote this song as a tribute to vincent van gogh. It is both an evocative and an emotive song. It sums up the troubled and tragic life of a genius. Many will hear this and relate to it. No matter how many times i hear it i always get tingles down my spine and feel quite emotional. It is tender and beautiful.

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