Passenger – Vincent (Cover)


And how you tried to set them free
They did not listen, they did not know how
Paint your palette blue and grey
How you tried to set them free
With eyes that watch the world and can’t forget
How you suffered for your sanity
Flaming flowers brightly blaze
Lies crushed and broken on the virgin snow
Starry, starry night
Starry, starry night
Portraits hung in empty halls
Shadows on the hill
With eyes that know the darkness of my soul
And the colors changing hue
In colors on the snowy linen land
For they could not love you
[Bridge]

They did not listen, they’re not listening still
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Now I think I know what you tried to say to me
[Verse 1]
How you suffered for your sanity
Perhaps they never will
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
Now I understand what you tried to say to me
But I could have told you, Vincent

Reflect in Vincent’s eyes of china blue
[Verse 2]
Perhaps they’ll listen now
And how you tried to set them free
Like the strangers that you’ve met
Look out on a summer’s day
How you suffered for your sanity

Are soothed beneath the artist’s loving hand
They did not listen, they did not know how
Oh the ragged men in the ragged clothes
Morning fields of amber grain

And the silver thorn of bloody rose
How when no hope was left in sight
Now I understand what you tried to say to me

[Chorus]
Frameless head on nameless walls
[Outro]
Weathered faces lined in pain
On that starry, starry night

Swirling clouds in violet haze
Still your love was true
Starry, starry night
Perhaps they’ll listen now
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you
You took your life, as lovers often do
[Chorus]

[Verse 3]