Song Lyric Saturday with The Rolling Stones

Another British band?

Of course.


I read Keith Richards’ memoir, “Life”. I had to clear my schedule for about three weeks, because I didn’t realize that it was over 500 pages. It had a ton of pics and I’m surprised that the man lived long enough to even have his memoirs written. He’s done a lot of drugs and drank more than I will in three lifetimes. All joking aside, it was a very interesting read. If you’ve got a lot of spare time, I highly recommend it.

Rolling Stones pic

I’m not a screaming fan of the Rolling Stones but there has been one song that has stuck with me over the years, “Paint It Black”. Vanessa Carlton did a remake of it some time ago, and I love both versions. It’s a bit of a depressing song.

I had to listen more than once to really get the meaning behind the song, but my interpretation is that the man mentioned is in a deep, dark time in his life. He’s lost someone he loves and everything has lost meaning. He can’t see past the loss he has endured and wants the world to fade away. I can entirely understand this. He just wants to be left alone.

“It’s not easy facing up when your whole world is black”

It isn’t easy to come out of the dark hole that your life becomes when you’re grieving. You have to take it one day at a time- you can’t just snap out of it all at once, because that’s just overwhelming. You have to come back into the world on your own time.

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