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Don McLean

Vincent (4:01)

"Vincent" is a song by Don McLean written as a tribute to Vincent van Gogh. It is also known by its opening line, "Starry Starry Night", a reference to van Gogh's painting The Starry Night. The song also describes different paintings done by the artist.

McLean wrote the lyrics in 1971 after reading a book about the life of the artist.
The following year, the song became the number one hit in the U.K. and No. 12 in the…

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  • "But I could have told you, Vincent. This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you." ♥
  • A classic about another classic.
  • I'm a bit too cynical to believe he deserved a song so beautiful...
  • Although I personally most appreciate the artistic works of Munch , from what I know of van Gogh the Master , and from what I hear via Mr McLean's own masterpiece (as an opinion) , the absolute beauty of this creation leaves be breathless ... Real world claws of velvet rending my heart ... Palpable rapture . Somewhere I do believe that "Vincent" recognizes the gladdening voice of true praise , and it is beautiful .
  • i dont think i can add a thing too whats been said by all of you
  • Great song he has another song called Winterwood, beautiful song for Christmas.
  • I have a ashtray that looks like a ear...sorry folks.
  • I dare you not to cry.
  • Love the words - wonderful tribute.

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