Friday, June 3, 2011

The Rolling Stones – Paint It Black (album: aftermath 1966)

This song is by The rolling stones. I enjoy listening to some of their songs very much! This is my Hubby’s favourite song. I love it very much as well.
This song is about a guy mourning his dead girlfriend. It’s quite a sad song. Speaking of the dead, when I was a teenager my friends and I had a period where we use to play with weegie boards. Because we didn’t want our parents to know about it we found the perfect place to do it. Right across from where I lived there was an abandoned house that was empty all year. We broke into the house and played our weegie board. Sometime we would just meet there without playing anything because it was quite a scary thing playing with ghosts in an empty big house with no electricity in the middle of the night. I don’t really believe in ghosts or anything like it but I had seen some crazy shit with the weegie board. One of the scary stories that happened to my girlfriend was that she got a phone call in the middle of the night from one of our guy friend that was in tears asking her to undo a curse that she put on him. Apparently a week before the weird phone call, my girlfriend told my other guy friend that he should be careful riding his bike so dangerously because he might kill himself. My guy friend and the other boys were playing the weegie board and all they got is the name of my guy friend, a death by a bike accident and the name of my girlfriend and the word “curse”. I remember all the guys stopped talking with my friend for about a week. They were so scared of her. I found it very amusing. After that Incident we stopped messing with the board but we would still hang around the deserted house. Anyway I hope you enjoy this beautiful song…

Link to the song: Paint It Black The Rolling Stones

Lyrics: Paint It Black Lyrics

What’s this song about?

Brian Jones contributed the song's signature sitar riff (having taught himself to play after a visit with George Harrison), and Jagger contributed the lyrics, seemingly about a man mourning his dead girlfriend. Both electric and acoustic guitars and the background vocals are provided by Richards. The piano is played by Jack Nitzsche  ( Wikipedia – Paint it black).

Band’s Official Website: The Rolling Stones

Info about the band: Wikipedia - The Rolling Stones