Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Song Parodies -> "Paint"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Linkin Park

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Vincent van Gogh had rough go of a life. In his final years he fell in love with a woman, but she left him because of his bouts of depression. At one point, he even cut off his own ear to prove his love to her (Yes, he was crazy). I imagine van Gogh to be a wishy-washy, sporadic, whiney kind of guy. So this is how I perceived van Gogh's final days of life, dealing with his lover. (Disclaimer: I have no idea if this is historically accurate. It's more of a character interpretation. Just like I'm sure Abraham Lincoln never actually hunted vampires. So don't come at me all angry about historical inaccuracies.This was just for fun.)
Verse1: I am a lotta Post-Impressionist
And I’m none of that Art Nuevo
Handful of these paints, but I can’t help the fact
That everyone wants me to go
I am what I want you to want
So sit down let’s eat spuds
But it’s like no matter what I do, I can’t convince you
To just believe I’m no dud
So I get sad, paint a piece
Say it’s crap, I’m down on my knees
Walk away, you say I don’t hear
To prove you wrong, I’ll send you my ear

Chorus: I can’t paint! The way I did before!
I’ll paint you Starry Night
Threw it on the floor!
I might faint! You kick me out the door!
I’ll get it right this time
Paints things you adore!

Verse 2: I am a little bit chaotic
A little bit unbalanced
Cuz you don’t recognize that those starry skies
They will be real big in France
I draw what you always say you want
But I’ve never hit the mark
It’s like no matter what I draw, it’s something you’ve saw
So now I’ll cry in the dark
So I grab paint, brush with ease
Possibly paint a masterpiece
Walk away and just without a feint
Said, “I’ve seen better preschool finger paints”

Chorus: I can’t paint! The things that you adore!
It makes me sad that my
Paintings make you snore!
I’m no saint! Can’t take this anymore!
I’m just a one-eared guy
That will be ignored!

Bridge: No! I’ll paint Sorrow!
You’re gonna take my painting, like it or not!
Right now!
Hang this up now!
You’re gonna get them framings, like it or not!
Right now!
I can’t paint, for your tastes anymore
They are all crap to you
I know they’re not poor!

Chorus: I can’t paint! For you cuz you’re a whore!
I think I’m leaving you
Paint my ass through that door!
You won’t taint! My paintings anymore!
I feel I’m getting blue
I think my will’s poor!

Outro: I can’t paint!
Can’t take this mortal strife
My heart is at war!
I can’t wait!
Paint in the afterlife
I’ll burn or I’ll soar!
May 14, 2012. Please rate and COMMENT! All feedback is appreciated. :)

Your Vote & Comment Counts

The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to leave a comment below about this parody.

Place Your Vote

Matches Pace of
Original Song: 
How Funny: 
Overall Score: 

In order for your vote to count, you need to hit the 'Place Your Vote' button.

Voting Results

Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 7

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   1
 5   6

User Comments

Comments are subject to review, and can be removed by the administration of the site at any time and for any reason.

Porfle Popnecker - May 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Interesting take on Van Gogh!
Matthias - May 18, 2012 - Report this comment
This was probably the most intense song I've ever heard about Van Gough or painting! I really liked how you incorporated the actual screaming of the singer into the song by having him get angrier and angrier throughout the lyrics!
Agrimorfee - May 19, 2012 - Report this comment
VVG was an intense fellow, I bet you hit some of those angsty historical points correctly.
bobpiecheese - May 26, 2012 - Report this comment
(Artistry) This was actually kinda sad, since the last I checked van Gogh never sold a painting in his lifetime. Last I checked, anyway. Nice character interpretation, I know I would get frustrated if some tart continuously turned down my best pieces. 555!
Rex - May 27, 2012 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I named my van Vincent so folks would say "look at that Vincent van go"!" You seem to have found a specialty with character portraits. Interesting and poignant work.
Below Average Dave - May 30, 2012 - Report this comment
Honestly, this was awesome, the first two lines had me. . .Absolutely exquisite

The author of the parody has authorized comments, and wants YOUR feedback.

Link To This Page

The address of this page is: For help, see the examples of how to link to this page.

This is view # 951