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Paint It Black Lyrics

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I see a red door
And I want to paint it black
No colors 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 them turn their heads
And quickly look away
Like a new born baby
Just happens every day

I look inside myself
And see my heart is black
I see my red door
And I want to paint it 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
Turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing
Happening to you

If I look hard enough
Into the setting sun
My love will laugh with me
Before the morning comes

I wanna see it, baby, painted black, black as night
I wanna see it, baby, painted black, black as coal
I wanna see it, baby, painted black, black as night
I wanna see it, baby, painted black, black as coal
I wanna see it, baby, painted black, black as night
I wanna see it, baby, painted black, black as coal

(This song was written by the Rolling Stones)