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Paint It, Black

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Paint It, Black
I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colours 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 every day

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 facin' 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 colours 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...

I wanna see your face 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...

Music by:

Keith Richards

Lyrics by:

Mick Jagger

Produced by:

Andrew Loog Oldham

Musicians:

  • Mick Jagger – lead vocals
  • Brian Jones – sitar, acoustic guitar
  • Keith Richards – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Bill Wyman – bass pedals, bass guitar, Hammond B3
  • Charlie Watts – drums
  • Jack Nitzsche – piano

Trivia:

Although originally titled without a comma, Keith Richards has stated that the comma was added by the record label, Decca Wikipedia16.

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