Essential Songs:Doug Burr-Should’ve Known

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We haven’t talked much about Doug Burr here on this site much. A reader actually tipped us off to this extremely talented man’s dark take on the folk, singer/songwriter genre, and we are grateful for sure. It is also cool that we have such a stunning video to go along with the music, so today is a treat for all reading this. Enjoy Doug Burr‘s heartbreaking realization of the way of the world, and then maybe let’s talk about it after you have read the lyrics.

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Should’ve known by now
Should’ve asked me how it comes
It comes
You should’ve known by now
Should’ve asked me how it comes
It comes

Nothing changes here
There’s a strange love letter
And your souvenirs
When You finally lend an ear
All you ever hear
Is the Van Gogh way
Of innovation

Should’ve known by now
Should’ve asked me how it comes
It comes
You should’ve known by now
Should’ve asked me how it comes
It goes

Cuz nothing changes here
For your broken hearted
Bloody souvenirs
When you finally lend an ear
all you ever hear
Is the Van Gogh way
Of innovation

Nothing changes here
For your broken hearted
Torn and matured souvenirs
Until You finally lend an ear
You can barely hear them say
Yea, the Van Gogh way
Innovation

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According to the songwriter, this song is about the great nephew of Vincent Van Gogh, who was murdered for making a film exposing some of the more reprehensible social practices during his day; why would Burr pick this story to tell?

In another interview Doug said “I thought it interesting that Vincent had apparently gone insane, sending his severed ear to a lady for whom he had feelings, as if to say “Stop, and listen to me”. Was it coincidence that his descendant was stabbed in broad daylight on a German street for making a documentary that seemed to say ‘stop and listen’?”. In what way can these lyrics become more than this story and mean something more on a spiritual level?

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