"Paint It Black (rolling Stones Cover)" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
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 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 newborn baby it just happens every day

I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door, I must have it painted black
Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts
It's not easy facing 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 setting sun
My love will laugh with me before the morning 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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"Paint It Black" as written by Mick Jaggers Keith Richards

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    General CommentI think this is a great cover of the song. They did it well. This song reminds me of being depressed and just hating the world, and not being able to concentrate on everyday life until the depression passes.
    sprodigyon June 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI first heard this cover on a Stir of Echoes trailor for the movie and knew i had to get it. awesome
    Stonemanon July 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion, they did the best cover of this song. It's almost my theme song..
    xTaintedxon August 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song may be about some guy who got dumped by his girlfriend "with flowers and my love never to come back" "maybe then i'll fade away and not have to face the facts"
    Linkinniclbiskiton September 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a good song on stir of echoes
    lolita-no8on March 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think the song means that his girlfriend died and now he is in a depression stage after the death of a loved one and maybe hes thinking about killing himself
    dc2727on May 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentya gob did a great job of covering the song. especially cus paint it black was such a well known song
    YAAMANon March 27, 2007   Link

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