Song for Goya

By Metaphorest

So a certain Lawrie Brewster challenged me to write a song about the painter Goya...and, loving a challenge, I hit up Wikipedia and came up with this!

I have chords again, this time I didn't even have to make up any :)


Em D
You painted disasters of war and descents into madness
Em D
They called your nude maja a whore and poured salt on your sadness
G D F C
Blackened Myths, Mirrors, and Memories of you take hold
Em F D Em
If only your father the gilder had sealed you in gold
Em F D C
If only your father the gilder had sealed you in gold

C Em
You painted yourself in the foreground
C Em
With the monsters and men but without sound
F C
a life lived in silence, in torment
F Em D
We’ll never know Goya what you meant


Em D
They say you fought bulls in your youth, now you fight your own fears
Em D
Between the clock and the bed, left to count down the years
G D F C
At Quinta Del Sordo you lived in the house of the deaf
Em F D Em
And painted black paintings when blackness was all you had left
Em F D C
And painted black paintings when blackness was all you had left

C Em
You painted yourself in the foreground
C Em
With the monsters and men but without sound
F C
a life lived in silence, in torment
F Em D
We’ll never know Goya what you meant


Em D
The absence of reason bred monsters inside of your head
Em D
Your paint was a poison, they say you were deafened by lead
G D F C
The Gods eat their sons and your daughter was branded a bastard
Em F D Em
You spent your last days wishing death’s sweet release would come faster
Em F D C
You spent your last days wishing death’s sweet release would come faster


C Em
You painted yourself in the foreground
C Em
With the monsters and men but without sound
F C
A life lived in silence, in torment
F Em D
We’ll never know Goya what you meant


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Song for Goya

Created: Jan 12, 2010

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