Don McLean, Vincent (Starry Starry Night)

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Don McLean, Vincent (Starry Starry Night)

Don McLean wrote Vincent in 1971 after reading a book about the life of artist Vincent Van Gogh. In the 1970s, the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam played the song daily and a copy of the sheet music, together with a set of Van Gogh’s paint brushes, is buried in a time capsule beneath the museum.

The song itself was an even bigger international hit than American Pie. In 1972, it reached number 1 in the UK and number 12 in the USA.

In recent years, the song has become even more well known thanks in part to Josh Groban’s successful version and to the song being sung by contestants on high profile shows such as American Idol and BBC Fame Academy.

Source: http://www.don-mclean.com/?p=107
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Που το θυμήθηκες, πολύ μελωδικό τραγούδι!
There is no prosthetic for an amputated spirit
Lt Col Frank Slade (Al Pacino, Scent of a woman)



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Chet Atkins & Don McLean - Vincent




Vincent

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.

And 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 flo'rs 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.

And 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 heads on nameless walls
with eyes that watch the world and can't forget.

Like the stranger that you've met,
the ragged men in ragged clothes,
the silver thorn of bloddy rose
lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow.

And 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 list'ning still;
perhaps they never will.


Αφιερωμένο στον Τόλη Νικηφόρου που μας «χάρισε» το υπέροχο αρχείο με τους πίνακες του Van Gogh, όπου ακούγεται αυτό το τραγούδι.
« Last Edit: 07 Oct, 2008, 23:40:06 by wings »
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Γιάννη, θαρρώ πως πήρες την απάντηση που ζητούσες στο προηγούμενο μήνυμά μου. :-)
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Γιάννη, θαρρώ πως πήρες την απάντηση που ζητούσες στο προηγούμενο μήνυμά μου. :-)
Δεν αφήνεις τίποτα να πέσει χάμω, ε; :D
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Εγώ φταίω; Την ώρα που πατούσα το κουμπάκι είδα την ερώτησή σου. :-)
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