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"Paint It Black" Lyrics

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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 ev'ryday

I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and it has been 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 forsee 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

Hmm, hmm, hmm...

I wanna see it painted black, 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
  • corrected on November 27th, 2011
  • written by Jagger, Mick / Richards, Keith
  • copyright with Lyrics © Abkco Music Inc.

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     anggathereds says:
    Like 011-08-2011 17:47
     
    Like 004-05-2011 11:35
     
    Another great Stones song.....doesn't matter what the song is about, it's about what you interpret it to be about as your listening to it.
     bkeskin says:
    Like 001-01-2011 22:53
     
     x0xperlax0x says:
    Like 024-07-2010 16:07
     
    Love this song... sometimes you just want the world to reflect your mood... in this case (black)!
     darksongbird says:
    Like 024-08-2008 01:01
     
    Vanessa Carlton's version puts more heart into it. But this version started it all, so....bravo!
     shivasgirl says:
    Like 018-08-2008 09:13
     
    This is the perfect song to listen to when you are mad at the world or even just your girl or boy friend or boss.
    Some people have speculated about the song's meaning. It's pretty much about a guy who is disillusioned with life and the accompanying depression has him wanting his misery reflected in his environment. His current state of mind makes him unable and unwilling to see the 'brighter' side of life represented here by his desire to paint everything black. It's possible that his depression has him contemplating suicide. However, I think his rage is turned out rather than inward and on himself.
     Black_bear says:
    Like 011-06-2008 09:18
     
    So Dark... But I Love it
     hendril says:
    Like 022-03-2007 23:57
     
    the recording of this that is popular is not the original recording. their is a different one that is slower cuz this was supposed to be a slow song. but sometime during the recording someone started playing an organ and mic and the gang changed the song. i would love to hear the first version. it was never released to my knowledge, but i would love to hear it.
     LibraSue says:
    Like 016-02-2007 01:37
     
    Rad
    Ominous
    Lasting
    Lofty
    Impressive
    Numinous
    Good
    All You Need To Know About The Rolling Stones:
    Stupendous
    Terrific
    Outstanding
    Noble
    Excellent
    Stunning

    ...........................So true

    Oh, and the meaning is that he is going to the dark side
    Like 001-10-2006 03:21
     
    This is one hell of a song! Go Rolling Stones! Paint It Black is considered to be one of my all time favorite Stones Song!!
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