Starry Starry Night

Starry-Night

You must still remember the previous post about the song: And I Love You So in music category. Yes, right, it is by Don Mclean the singer- songwriters in New York. You know he really got soft voice and great talent in music. So I can not help sharing another song of him: Starry Starry Night.

Don Mclean use this song in memory of the painter Vincent. The Stary night is one of the most famous paintings of Vincent. This song is just inspired from it. Meanwhile, there is another name for it: Vincent. It can be seen that Don Mclean shows a deep respect for the great painter in his own way.

The whole melody is composed by a acoustic guitar. However it has a simple beauty in natural way. The song creates a kind of idyllic sense which shows a common ground like the previous song. If you also feel a little irritated like me at the moment, go to fetch it and listen to it silently, you will be calm. Here is the lyric of the song.

 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 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
And how you suffered 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

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

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
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

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
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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About explorethebeauty

Hi all, i am Cathy Liu. A sunshine girl from China, i like traveling, reading,swimming and blogging. Welcome to my blog and explore the beauty with me.
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