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Vincent Van Gogh

This song is by Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers and appears on the album Rockin' And Romance (1985).

Have you heard about the painter Vincent Van Gogh
Who loved color and who let it show?
Now in the museum, what have we here?
The baddest painter since God's Jon Vermeer
He loved, he loved, he loved life so bad
His paintings had twice the color other paintings had
So bad, so bad that the world had to know
The man loved color and he let it show

Well, in the Amsterdam museum I was feeling bad
And trying to find a way not to be that sad
I felt the feeling in the room sincere
Vincent Van Gogh - well, he seemed so near
And he loved, he loved, he loved life like he did
His paintings had things that painters keep hid
He loved life so bad that the world had to know
He loved color and he let it show

OK, so what can we say about this Vincent Van Gogh?
Ellie
He loved color and he let it show
Ok, Michael, now in the museum, what have we here?
The baddest painter since Jon Vermeer
He loved, he loved, he loved life with that heart
His paintings took off where the other paintings just start
He loved life so bad that the world had to know
He loved color and he let it show

All right
Have you heard about the painter Vincent Van Gogh?
Who loved color and who let it show
Now in the museum what have we here?
The baddest painter since God's Jon Vermeer
He loved, he loved, he loved life with a passion
His paintings said things that men generally don't do in that fashion
He loved life so bad that the world had to know
The man loved life folks and he let it show
Vincent Van Gogh, who we talkin' about?
Vincent Van Gogh