"Paint It Black" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
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 are 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 every day

I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and it's heading into 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

I want to see it painted painted, painted black, oh baby
I want to see it painted painted, painted black, oh baby

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 want to see it painted, painted black, oh
Black as night, black as coal
I want to see the sun blotted from the sky
Painted, painted, painted black oh baby
Painted painted, painted black


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"Paint It Black" as written by Mick Jaggers Keith Richards

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    General CommentSome people say her version is too dark, but personally I think it is a great cover. In some ways, I even like her version better because you can understand her singing better than Mick's.
    Rosaline23on May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis cover is awesome
    xglassjawxon May 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI just saw her do this song live...it kicked ass. She put so much energy and passion into it...she wasnt even on her piano. She really revived this song...excellent cover!
    sierra80on June 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat cover!
    cherrypunkker07on June 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti just noticed this...whats with all the spelling errors in the lyrics? ...whats up with that man?
    sierra80on July 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song was remade VERY well. I don't like the lyrics, though. It's honest to the point, and that's the plus, but it's also very negative and just....depressing. I mean, someone sees the beauty of the world and wants it to go away because they feel like crap. I think we've all been there, but good grief...
    alabaster20on July 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've always loved this song.... I think Vanessa puts a great new spin on this always rockin song.
    stupidmofoon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song....the drums add a string emotion to it......love it...
    ~keen~
    shadow_of_fearon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome. I just love it when she starts rocking out. Awesome. Sometimes we all have days like this and I think it is important that she showed this side of her, even if it is through someone else's lyrics.
    lilpoeton August 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYes, yes... this song is wonderful. I was scared that alot of people would be all negitive about it and I'd be in here talking about how great she sounds. I never thought that she could do a Jagger song but she really belted it out with enough emotion and (of course) a wonderful voice. I think this one is what the radio should be playing more of. It's great. :D
    twisted_fateon August 07, 2002   Link

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