Released in 1971, ‘Vincent’ is a song of understanding, sympathy and compassion towards a misunderstood soul. Touching lyrics such as
Now I understand what you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they’ll listen now
bring the song to life and convey real, genuine emotion towards Vincent Van Gogh.
Much to my shame, I only recently properly listened to this and understood it. What a beautiful, tragic song.