"Paint" as written by and Samuel Alexander Bentley....
We were trying, but we're trying no more
It's cold on the floor, cold on the floor
This house has never been the same as before
It's never felt warm, never felt warm
There's something moving through the windows and walls
I've seen it before, seen it before
You left me living with a lingering soul,
how little you know, how little you know

We were standing at the foot of a path
I had to go back, had to go back
I chose to travel as a lonely man
So much that I lacked, so much that I lacked
I'm always wishing I was walking that road
It's something I hold, something I hold
I take it with me all the places I go
How little you know, how little you know

I only eat to fill me up
I only sleep to rest
I need a love just like you gave
I haven't found it yet, found it yet

See where I am is where I'm wanting to be,
I know what I need, know what I need
And there are many different places to see
I know how to dream, know how to dream
Still there's a wound and I'm moving slow
Though it don't show, though it don't show
I've got a hole where nothing grows,
How little you know little you know

I only eat to fill me up
I only sleep to rest
I need a love just like you gave
I haven't found it yet, found it yet

Maybe we'd marry and we'd work it out fine,
In some other time, some other time
And we are happy when I'm walking that line,
It's all in my mind, all in my mind
I paint the ceiling so that nobody knows
I cover it slow, cover it slow
It's like you've never even met me before,
How little I show, little I show

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"Paint" as written by Samuel Bentley

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  • +4
    General CommentLast night Sam Bentley said that this song is called Paint because he once wanted to write a secret message in invisible paint for a girlfriend so he tested the paint out on the roof of his house but it turned out to not be invisible but he didn't paint over it so he has this symbol of his love for her on his roof for a long time even after they broke up. That's why he says "I paint the ceiling so that nobody knows/I cover it slow, cover it slow"
    chickaddieon October 25, 2013   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationSounds like a song about a love that has ended. The singer chose to go his own path in life which didn't include the girl and while he remembers her fondly and misses what their relationship and her company gave him, he lives for the moment and is trying to find himself and move on. Sometimes people just have to go their separate ways and its nobody's fault.

    Of course he adds the part about maybe marrying her in some other time. I like that section because it's very real and honest. I bet most people think about the "what ifs" regarding past relationships and wondering if they made the right choice to end things.

    This song really hits a chord with me. I feel like everyone has been there or will be in a situation like this at some point in their lives.
    SSealeon July 21, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about giving yourself time not to be okay. Time to be hurt. Time to realize you only eat to fill yourself up and you only sleep to rest. You don't find joy in things anymore. But it's okay not to be okay sometimes
    Blueskies29on June 20, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfell in love with this song
    starwonderon June 25, 2013   Link

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