Monday, September 22, 2008

Don Mclean - Vincent (Vincent Van Gogh)

Once again, I blogged about the same song. Vincent by Don McLean. I remember the first time I heard this song were from a famous drama, "The Heart of Greed". Along with the love story between Raymond and Linda. There was a time I attempted to pick up the saxophone and learned the exact same song. But oh well, I ended up doing nothing :P Even though I knew this song through a drama, but I learned a story behind the song. The song Vincent was dedicated to Vincent Van Gogh. One of the greatest painters of all time. On 29th July 1890, Vincent Van Gogh, shot himself after a long battle with mental illness. He was only 37, but in the years he dedicated to painting, he produced more than 2000 works. Includes some of the most important (and expensive) pieces ever. The Museum Van Gogh in Amsterdam houses has many of his paintings, but we can also see his art works in the most renowned art museums and galleries throughout the world. I saw his art work in The Metropolitan Museum. One of his most famous painting, Starry starry night has risen to the peak of artistic achievements. Although Van Gogh sold only one painting in his life, the aftermath of his work is enormous.



Starry starry night is one of the most known images in modern cultures as well as being one of the most replicated and sought after prints. And because of this, in 1971, Don McLean wrote this beautiful song which captured Van Gogh's life and arts beautifully. From my perspective of view, it is surprisingly sad but yet, beautiful. And here it is, 21st century, starry starry night reflect the passion of love between two human beings, romantic yet a touch of blueness. Here. Stay in page. Turn on your speaker, and you'll hear it. Starry starry night ... Song at the moment from Jessica Sophia aka Fish 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 the 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, How you suffered for your sanity, How you tried to set them free. They would not listen, they did not know how. Perhaps they'll listen now. Starry, starry night. Flaming flowers that brightly blaze, Swirling clouds in violet haze, Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue. Colors changing hue, morning field of amber grain, Weathered faces lined in pain, Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand. Now I understand what you tried to say to me, How you suffered for your sanity, How you tried to set them free. They would not listen, they did not know how. Perhaps they'll listen now. For they could not love you, But still your love was true. And when no hope was left in sight On that starry, starry night, You took your life, as lovers often do. But I could have told you, Vincent, This world was never meant for one As beautiful as you. Starry, starry night. Portraits hung in empty halls, Frameless head on nameless walls, With eyes that watch the world and can't forget. Like the strangers that you've met, The ragged men in the ragged clothes, The silver thorn of bloody rose, Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow. Now I think I know what you tried to say to me, How you suffered for your sanity, How you tried to set them free. They would not listen, they're not listening still. Perhaps they never will...

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pice of Art! You have a nice blog here..

    Hope you can visit me sometimes!

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  2. my all time favorite acoustic guitar song when playing outdoors, i just did it a few mins ago in the balcony hehehe

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  3. nice song
    Alway heard part of it from hog and now actually listening to the full song

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