Monday, August 7, 2006

Don and Vincent ...

    Nothing new ... this song and painting just happen to be on my mind, thought I'd share.

                                                                                     Webmuseum
Starry, starry night.
Paint your palette blue and grey,
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.

Now I understand what you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for your sanity,
How you tried to set them free.
They would 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 field of amber grain,
Weathered faces lined in pain,
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand.

Now I understand what you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for your sanity,
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 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 head on nameless walls,
With eyes that watch the world and can't forget.
Like the strangers that you've met,
The ragged men in the 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,
How you suffered for your sanity,
How you tried to set them free.
They would not listen, they're not listening still.
Perhaps they never will...
                                                        Lyrics: Don McLean


16 comments:

sunflowerkat321 said...

This was a great way to start the day.  Thank!

ally123130585918 said...

just love that song enjoyed singing it with the right words ~ I can never remember them all so make my own up lol :o)  Ally

jeanno43 said...

One of my all time favourites songs, I know it by heart almost. Thank you for a lovely posting.
http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

krobbie67 said...

This is one of my favorite paintings. I never realized that the song was about the artist. Go figure. Thanks for sharing! :-)

suzypwr said...

I remember that song :)

xoxo

nhd106 said...

Oh how I love this song...I can play it on guitar too!  

Thanks,
Nancy
http://journals.aol.com/nhd106/Nancyluvspix/entries/2006/08/06/magic-mountain/1250

astaryth said...

That is one of my favorite songs... Love it!
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind
http://adventuresofaneclecticmind.blogspot.com/

onestrangecat said...

love that song

Kathy

dcmeyer420 said...

Van Gogh and McLean are both gifted. One used paint and the other words to convey the beauty of life. Thanks for posting this.

donna83453780 said...

Beautiful Coy,
I love this painting
I love this song.
Just never put the two of
them together before.
Thanks for sharing.

alphawoman1 said...

Beautiful.

montaukny said...

{{{Coy}}}

  Loooove that song & loooove that painting!  Now that song is going to be running through my head!!!!!

  Hope you're doing well...I know it's been a long time since I've been here, but I think of you often!

~~Aunt Nub~~
http://journals.aol.com/montaukny/runningonempty

luvmort said...

Loving the Van Gogh!

Did you hear he walked into a bar and the bartender asked, "What would you like?" and he said, "What?"

alphamoon65 said...

Gotta love Van Gogh...ya just gotta.  thanks for sharing, take care
Dwana

deabvt said...

Hey! You`re playing my song!
http://deabvt.blogspot.com/
Vincent

hestiahomeschool said...

Oh, I love that song...it is so tender, and so sad...