Rolling Stones “Paint It Black” With Vietnam Footage

Rolling Stones “Paint It Black” With Vietnam Footage | Society Of Rock Videos

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The Color of Despair

Planes overhead, guns, firing, bombs exploding and wounded soldiers, we all know that the Vietnam War caused a great deal of controversy and grief in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

Although this song does not reflect the regret and mourning of the lost soldiers in Vietnam specifically, we felt this sent a powerful message played to the The Rolling Stone’s hit “Paint It Black.”

“I see a line of cars and they’re all painted black. With flowers and my love, both never to come back.”

Paint It Black” actually does represent depression and loss of a person who wants the paint the world the color they feel in their heart. 

Fun Fact: When asked at the time why he wrote a song about death, Mick Jagger replied: “I don’t know. It’s been done before. It’s not an original thought by any means. It all depends on how you do it.”

There is a warning that some of this footage is not meant for sensitive eyes as it depicts the true story behind the war, in all of its “gory.”


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