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  • "Starry night" - the painting "how you suffered for your sanity" - He was thought to be crazy All the colors are the hue that Van Gogh would use in his work.... The whole thing about listening is an irony play on his love ramblings and him cutting off his ear.
  • "artist's loving hands" "took his life as lovers often do" those are some more
  • Here's one site's interpretation of the song's references: http://www.vangoghgallery.com/painting/starrynightlyrics.html It's a beautiful song and he's one of my favortie artists. :)
  • I don't know a lot about Van Gogh, but Don McLean's song about him is one of the most beautiful and poignant tribute songs ever written, and thoroughly deserving of its commercial success. Can you imagine anything as well-written and musicianly as that being a big hit in this day and age? I can't.

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