Exactly 53 Years Old Blackness

“Paint it Black” by The Rolling Stones was released as a single on 6th May, 1966. A whole life ago… But the song was made to last some lives more –or so I hope–. When I listen to it before or after “I Got the Blues”, which is five years less old (but not at all less sad), I do feel the whole black picture of it all.

It’s been black indeed. Black as coal.



… But I hear the song says, at one point: “If I look hard enough into the settin’ sun, my love will laugh with me before the mornin’ comes” … Surely a nightly, truly black love !


2 thoughts on “Exactly 53 Years Old Blackness

  1. Astonishing to think this song is just short of a year older than myself. I think it’s the first time I’ve actually listened to it, and recognized the sitar and Indian influences to it – makes me wonder if it’s for a lost love, or for Kali.

    Sending you all the love and light, so that you can feel the colors again, my Sister!

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    1. I think it was a song born from a huge hangover of narcotics. But it feels spot on in many ways. Like you, I had not rightly listened to it until a few days ago, and then I thought I do not just like it; but that it’s quite my song or one very near right now, when all looks black and crappy.
      I send you all the love and coloured light I am lacking, like you. A BIG KISS !!

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