From the pain come the dream
From the dream come the vision
From the vision come the people
From the people come the power
From this power come the change


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Fourteen Black Paintings Lyrics as written by Peter Gabriel

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    I was amazed that no one posted a response to this song. The simplest of words can be so powerful.

    anthrochickon July 23, 2002   Link
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    This song was about Gabriel's experience at the Rothko Chapel in Houston, TX.

    That place is horribly dull and lifeless though, so I'm really not sure where he pulled inspiration from.

    jackospadeon March 26, 2008   Link
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    It probably refers to a set of fourteen paintings by the artist Francisco Goya (referred to as the Black Paintings). They're pretty dark. I don't actually know much about them, but searching "fourteen black paintings" comes up with a Wikipedia article for these...

    rgbgldbrgyon June 03, 2020   Link

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