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(Contains: nudity, violence/gore and ideologically sensitive material)
I felt like I hadn't done anything in a while, I actually wanted to whip out some traditional paint but wasn't too keen on setting everything up.

I've been in a gloomy sort of mood, and Amanda Palmer's Three Men Hanging fueled this, mostly.
This was really quick, took about 25 minutes.




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Three Men Hanging

Get on with it.
Put off the fuss, you chickenshit.
Get on with it.
Can't you see, its time to quit?

I seen three men hangin' from a sycamore,
their bodies were stiff as a two by four,
and their heads were tilted down towards the ground.
And it ain't been long since they been up there,
that their bodies turned cold hangin' in that air,
and they might have froze before that noose got to them.

Old Scratch has dealt us a dirty hand.
He had the look of a saint, but the greed of a man,
and his face was worn and wrinkled like a leather book.

And if I put this revolver to my head,
will God turn against me instead
of taking pity on a broken man?
Get on with it.

- Performed by Amanda Palmer
Featuring Zoë Keating on cello and Lyndon Chester on violin.
Lyrics possibly by Neil Gaiman? Does anyone know?
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ContrastAndCompare Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Three Men Hanging is originally by Murder By Death. Amanda covered it for a split LP, and they covered Another Year.
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ContrastAndCompare Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Murder By Death happen to be awesome, by the way.
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infamy Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Thanks Pursellama. ^_^
I will look into them.
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UrartadKonst Featured By Owner May 5, 2009   Traditional Artist
"I was handed down the looks of a man with a broken nose
That's the way our family was I suppose
But at least you gave me deeply profound
As we lay and chatted late upon the cricket ground

You didn't have to love me
Where others got rid
You didn't have to treat me like a very good friend
But I'm glad that you did"

The Beautiful South: 'I'm Your no 1 Fan'
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infamy Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
I really like this. I like the "cricket ground" the most. Beautiful play on words.
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UrartadKonst Featured By Owner May 5, 2009   Traditional Artist
I keep looking at the text but I can't put it together with the image. I know very well I am not English but I have some knowledge of that tounge. :B

The text relates to a southern non-verbal tounge of songs, or the dreamed-up realities of Nick Cave (And the Ass Saw the Angel). I'm blaha-ing much; I want to say I admire this image much.
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ContrastAndCompare Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
And the Ass Saw the Angel is one of my favorite books.
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UrartadKonst Featured By Owner May 7, 2009   Traditional Artist
It's one of my favourite ones as well! It's hard to believe a 'rock star' was so learned, ha ha. =)
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ContrastAndCompare Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Well, when you read his lyrics, it isn't too far of a stretch. A lot of the themes touched upon in And the Ass Saw the Angel are similarly explored in many of his earlier albums. The book is just like his music...in book form. Nick Cave is wonderful.
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UrartadKonst Featured By Owner May 7, 2009   Traditional Artist
I agree. He touches on violence, as it relates to us humans. I have to admit I know nothing of his earlier work. A dear friend sent me the book, and I was hooked, so to speak. His is a very brutal voice, it's primordial and harsh. You seldomly come across that. I like art that is honest. Have you seen this film by Michael Haneke:

'CACHÉ'

If not then please do.
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