"Vincent" as written by and Don Mclean....
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
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 portraits hung in empty halls frameless
Heads in 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 a 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

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've told you, Vincent
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you


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"Vincent" as written by Don Mclean

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    General Commenti love this song it is just straight to the point
    emskion May 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentis this some sort of stupid joke?
    doctorbeakon June 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love the original... i guess this is an ok cover
    sixstringson June 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is the most meaningful song ever. and its not a joke adn the original vesion is good too.
    ThE GlOWiNg?on July 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is the most beautiful song i've ever heard
    Green_Daveon July 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwho is vincent?
    _pokey_on August 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is perfectly done..
    -Factor-on August 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe song is about vincent van gogh, the famous painter.. doesnt that make a lot more sense. i got there new cd and it said that in the booklet.
    punkrockzon August 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentProbably the best and sadest love song ever. Props to Don Mclean for making these kick ass lyrics and props to NOFX for making a kick ass intrumental.
    EZ3on September 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is on the album 45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records. it's a cover and it was originally written by Don McLean (same guy who wrote American Pie about Buddy Holly) and it's about Vincent Van Gogh. you've all seen the starry night painting and you should know who vincent van gogh is. anyway, everyone should go buy the above mentioned CD, it's worth it just to read all the crap fat mike wrote about all the songs. hilarious. and i think nofx did a really good job with this cover although they left out a whole verse, who knows why
    sincerelyme96on March 06, 2003   Link

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