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Paint It Black
The Rolling Stones Lyrics


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 new born 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 settin' sun
My love will laugh with me before the mornin' 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, hmm
Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm

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

Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Abkco Music, Inc.
Written by: Keith Richards, Michael Jagger

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veysel karael

@dragonsfoe99 Erkin Koray recorded it in 1962 and released it in 1963.You can see it on this website.(https://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erkin_Koray_diskografisi)
The rolling stones" released in 1966.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paint_It_Black)



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wenner: the next record was “aftermath,” which has “paint it, black,” “under my thumb” and “stupid girl.” does that stand out in your mind at all?

jagger: that was a big landmark record for me. it’s the first time we wrote the whole record and finally laid to rest the ghost of having to do these very nice and interesting, no doubt, but still cover versions of old r&b songs – which we didn’t really feel we were doing justice, to be perfectly honest, particularly because we didn’t have the maturity. plus, everyone was doing it.

[aftermath] has a very wide spectrum of music styles: “paint it, black” was this kind of turkish song; and there were also very bluesy things like “goin’ home”; and i remember some sort of ballads on there. it had a lot of good songs, it had a lot of different styles, and it was very well recorded. so it was, to my mind, a real marker.

Wenner: Jann Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone Magazine


and that is proof. check the link
http://www.jannswenner.com/Archives/Jagger_Remembers.aspx



Fatih Biçgi

wenner: the next record was “aftermath,” which has “paint it, black,” “under my thumb” and “stupid girl.” does that stand out in your mind at all?

jagger: that was a big landmark record for me. it’s the first time we wrote the whole record and finally laid to rest the ghost of having to do these very nice and interesting, no doubt, but still cover versions of old r&b songs – which we didn’t really feel we were doing justice, to be perfectly honest, particularly because we didn’t have the maturity. plus, everyone was doing it.

[aftermath] has a very wide spectrum of music styles: “paint it, black” was this kind of turkish song; and there were also very bluesy things like “goin’ home”; and i remember some sort of ballads on there. it had a lot of good songs, it had a lot of different styles, and it was very well recorded. so it was, to my mind, a real marker.

Wenner: Jann Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone Magazine

and that is proof. check the link
http://www.jannswenner.com/Archives/Jagger_Remembers.aspx

The original of this song by Erkin Koray "Bir eylül akşamı" or "One September evening"in English.



Jon G

yeah, and they also messed up the line right after...
"don't wanna see the sun
flying high in the sky"

should be
"I wanna see the sun
blotted out from the sky"

I guess they guys who made this video couldn't even be bothered to google the lyrics



Alex Gianco

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 everyday

I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and 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

Hmm, hmm, hmm...

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!

Hmm, hmm, hmm...



Lastchildinthewoods

This song is inspired by the Turkish artist Erkin Koray. The information given for this beautiful song was insufficient, so I did research.

WENNER: the next record was “aftermath,” which has “paint it, black,” “under my thumb” and “stupid girl.” does that stand out in your mind at all?

JAGGER: that was a big landmark record for me. it’s the first time we wrote the whole record and finally laid to rest the ghost of having to do these very nice and interesting, no doubt, but still cover versions of old r&b songs – which we didn’t really feel we were doing justice, to be perfectly honest, particularly because we didn’t have the maturity. plus, everyone was doing it.
[aftermath] has a very wide spectrum of music styles: “paint it, black” was this kind of Turkish song; and there were also very bluesy things like “goin’ home”; and i remember some sort of ballads on there. it had a lot of good songs, it had a lot of different styles, and it was very well recorded. so it was, to my mind, a real marker.

link to the interview http://www.jannswenner.com/Archives/Jagger_Remembers.aspx

The link of the song,
https://youtu.be/WKmPlZHakQo

[I want to point out that I think no one should get into the discussion of which song is better because both songs have a story and need to be respected.]



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I still have it and my Xbox 360 lol

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ProtoMario

When I was in college I had to do an essay explaining this song, it's pretty cool.

BASSKILLIC keen

@If you’re reading this, you’re gay I feel you, bc of the time period and everything. I just don't hear any references to war in the song

Shayne Riggs

Did the same thing cept it was highschool

If you’re reading this, you’re gay

@BASSKILLIC keen i thought it had to do with war

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