D Em 1. Starry starry night, paint your palette blue and gray, G look out on a summer's day A D with eyes that know the darkness in my soul. D Em 2. Shadows on the hills, sketch the trees and the daffodils, G catch the breeze and the winter chills A D in colors on the snowy linen land. Em A D Now I understand what you tried to say to me, G A how you suffered for your sanity, D how you tried to set them free. Em A They would not listen they did not know how. D perhaps they'll listen now . D Em 3. Starry starry night, flaming flowers that brightly blaze, G swirling clouds in violet haze A D reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue. D Em 4. Colors changing hue, morning fields of amber grain, G weathered faces lined in pain A D are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand. + REFR. Em A D A Bm For they could not love you, but still your love was true, G Bb and when no hope was left inside on that starry starry night D B7 you took your life as lovers often do, Em but I could have told you Vincent, A A7 D G D this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you. D Em 5. Starry starry night, portraits hung in empty halls, G frameless heads on nameless walls A D with eyes that watch the world and can't forget. D Em 6. Like the strangers that you've met, the ragged men in ragged clothes, G the silver thorn of bloody rose A D lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow. Em A D Now I think I know what you tried to say to me, Em A D how you suffered for your sanity, how you tried to set them free. G A D They did not listen, they're not listening still, perhaps they never will.