Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: TRIBUTE SONGS WRITTEN IN MEMORY OF SOMEONE
How about if that someone is Vincent Van Gogh?
That is exactly what Don Maclean did in 1971 after he read a book about the famous artist. The song he wrote is beautiful and very moving.
Although I can only imagine that any song written in tribute to someone is likely to be moving. Writing a song about someone….you want it to be special surely. I am looking forward to seeing all the choices on today’s SONG LYRIC SUNDAY!!
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 in sight On that starry, starry night You took your life, as lovers often do But I could've told you Vincent This world was never meant for One as beautiful as you Starry, starry night Portraits hung in empty halls Frame-less 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 Written by: Don McLean
6 thoughts on “A Tribute To Vincent”
Wonderful choice! 🎶💗
I think that there is a good possibility that someone will use the song American Pie also, but this is a great choice Mel.
Lovely song with a huge amount of empathy.
Oh wow! I know this song! I would have never thought of this. I don’t listen to much Dan McLean but this was a good song. I didn’t know what it was about either.
awesome song! Very moving! ❤
Wonderful pick Mel ☺️💕