see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

I see a line of cars and they're all painted black
With flowers and my love both never to come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a new born baby it just happens ev'ry day

I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and it has been painted black
Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts
It's not easy facin' up when your whole world is black

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing happening to you

If I look hard enough into the settin' sun
My love will laugh with me before the mornin' comes

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

I wanna see it painted, painted black
Black as night, black as coal
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black
Yeah!


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    General CommentThe Vines do not do Paint It Black. Everyone seems to think its The Vines but its really by Gob, a Canadian band.
    SkyExplosionon August 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it was just a rumor the Vines would do a cover...It would be awesome if they did it. It's been covered by a lot of bands - Gob, Avengers, the Animals... - but actually I believe it's originally by the ROLLING STONES
    doesitmatter?on November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah it's weird that it keeps spreading around when it's obviously not The Vines... unless Hamil sung or something but thanks for the clarification, it's Gob, canadian band as stated above.
    dag_102on May 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAaaw...I got really excited when I thought The Vines had covered a Rolling Stones song. It wouldn't be too unlikely, they do seem to love British music.
    Strangleron April 04, 2009   Link

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