Vincent – Don Mclean

“Vincent”, by Don McLean is about Vincent Van Gogh, the impressionist painter. The lyrics suggest his struggle with “seeing the world differently” and not getting enough recognition (during his life) as a painter.  McLean refers to one of his paintings that Vincent called: Starry, Starry, Nights and how no one would give him acclaim. He suffered from mental health problems and thought he was going mad so Don McLean says in this song: “I could have told you Vincent, this world was never made for someone as beautiful as you” exonerating Van Gogh after death from the demons he fought while painting. 

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