Monday, 30 April 2012

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sorry seams to be the hardest word

John Colier: Eve (surprise)




John Colier: Eve (detail)

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

It hurts me...

Antonio Canova: Eros and Psyche

You tell me I'm the air you breathe 
Oh I try to inhale you babe like I know I should 
You offer your heart and soul to me 
Oh if I could take it babe you know I would 

I hurt you babe 
It hurts me too 
Seeing you cry 
But I'm trying to be fair 
You know I hurt you babe 
It hurts me too 
I know you'd love to hear me lie 

Na na na na na na 
Na na na na na na 
Keep on telling myself 
Telling myself 
You know I would if I could 

I know there is nothing you wouldn't do babe 
Oh I have seen how hard you try to be what I need 
Your love is the kind doesn't fade 


I hurt you babe 
It hurts me too 
Seeing you cry 
But I'm trying to be fair 
You know I hurt you babe 
It hurts me too 
I know you'd like to hear me lie 

Na na na na na na 
Na na na na na na 
Keep on telling myself 
Telling myself 
You know I would if I could 

I hurt you babe 
It hurts me too 
Seeing you cry 
But I'm trying to be fair 
You know I hurt you babe 
It hurts me too 
I know you'd love to hear me lie 
You know I would if I could





Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Monday, 23 April 2012

I 'll be there for you...

Solomon Joseph Solomon: St. George

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Spirit of the sea

Knut Ekwall: Fisherman and The Siren


Thursday, 19 April 2012

Master of the wind

Boris Vallejo: Dragons

In the silence of the darkness when all are fast asleep
I live inside a dream calling to your spirit
As a sail calls the wind, hear the angels sing

Far beyond the sun across the western sky
Reach into the blackness find a silver line
In a voice I whisper a candle in the night
We'll carry all our dreams in a single dream of light

Close your eyes, look into the dream
Winds of change will winds of fortune bring

Fly away to a rainbow in the sky gold is at the end for each of us to find
There the road begins where another one will end
Here the four winds know who will break and who will bend
All to be the master of the wind

Falling stars now light my way
My life was written on the wind
Clouds above, clouds below
High ascend the dream within

When the wind fills the sky the clouds will move aside
And there will be the road to all our dreams
For any day that stings two better days it brings
Nothing is as bad as it seems

Close your eyes, look into the dream
Wins of change will winds of fortune bring

Fly away to a rainbow in the sky gold is at the end for each of us to find
There the road begins where another one will end
Here the four winds know who will break and who will bend
All to be the master of the wind 

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

I believe in you!

Jean Leon Gerome: Pygmalion and Galatea

You came to me, with your love to share,
You showed me always that
you'd be right there
with the love we shared,
and the times we had
were like a dream baby they were never bad- oh no
but how I felt has changed with time,
and you know my life has ceased to shine,
but I'm telling you...
I believe in you, believe in you baby
I believe in you, I believe in you
All I want to say to you
I believe in you, I believe in you

The way you are, I love you for,
I only wish that I had only gave you more
so much more
And after all that we've been through
so much baby
I still see myself right here with you
Oh yeah

I believe in you, believe in you baby
I believe in you, I believe in you
All I want to say to you
I believe in you, I believe in you

Your phony friends, they all counsel you
the things they say-oh baby
you know aren't true, know aren't true
cause even though I've been away
for such a long time
Just remember baby, you remember baby
when you here me say I'm telling you
yes

I believe in you, believe in you baby
I believe in you, I believe in you
All I want to say to you
I believe in you, I believe in you

I believe in you, believe in you baby
I believe in you, I believe in you
All I want to say to you
I believe in you, I believe in you



Jean Leon Gerome: Pygmalion and Galatea

Friday, 13 April 2012

Funeral March

Arthur Hughes: The knight of the sun

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Monday, 9 April 2012

Sunday, 8 April 2012

On with the action

Frank Frazetta: Paradox



(UFO: On with the action)

Friday, 6 April 2012

To hell with the Devil

Gustav Dore: Lucifer Falling (Paradise Lost)


Thursday, 5 April 2012

My name is man

John Duncan: Cuchalain

My name is Man, from dust I stand,
A newborn song, a story.
Upon this land, Almighty hands,
Hath filled my eyes with glory.
The life I breathe, a Force unseen,
Reveals all that I am . . .
My Name is Man, My Name is Man, My name is Man . . .

Behold the crystal rivers feed the oceans
Celestial sphere of solar fire drinketh from the sea
And the fountains in the sky pour life on every seed.

Behold the womb of earth brings forth the mountains
The canyon walls so grand they stand, before the valley floor,
And the face of land and sea, they meet on seven shores

We are earth, we are heaven
We are flesh, we are blood
We inherit Thy kingdom
We are all, we are One . . .

We are earth, we are heaven
We are flesh, we are blood
We inherit Thy kingdom
We are all, we are One . . .


Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Anthem

J.W. Waterhouse: Destiny

When the night wind softly blows through my open window
Then I start to remember the girl that brought me joy
Now the night wind softly blows sadness to tomorrow
Bringing tears to eyes so tired
Eyes I thought could cry no more

If the day would only come
Then you might just appear 
even though you'd soon be gone
When I reached out my hand

If I could see you
If only I could see you
To see if you are laughing or crying
When the night winds softly blow

In my dark and whispering room
Memories still bring me a numbness to my feelings
Take my hand and brush my brow
In the warm and fevered dark
Heart is madly beating
My crazy thoughts are burning
When the night winds softly blow

If the day would only come
Then you might just appear 
even though you'd soon be gone
When I reached out my hand

If I could see you
If only I could see you
To see if you are laughing or crying
When the night winds softly blow

If the day would only come
Then you might just appear 
even though you'd soon be gone
When I reached out my hand

If I could see you
If only I could see you
To see if you are laughing or crying
When the night winds softly blow

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The triumph of Death

Pieter Bruegel the Elder: The Triumph Of Death (detail)

I've been looking so long for you now you won't get away from my grasp.
You've been living so long in hiding in hiding behind that false mask.
And you know and I know that you ain't got long now to last.
Your looks and your feelings are just the remains of your past.

You're standing in the wings, there you wait for the curtain to fall.
Knowing the terror and holding you have on us all.
Yeah, I know that you're gonna scratch me, maim me and maul.
You know I'm helpless from your mesmerising cat call.

Keep your distance, walk away, don't take his bait.
Don't you stray, don't fade away.
Watch your step, he's out to get you, come what may.
Don't you stray, from the narrow way.

I'm running and hiding in my dreams you're always there.
You're the Phantom of the Opera, you're the devil, you're just out to scare.
You damaged my mind and my soul it just floats through the air.
Haunt me, you taunt me, you torture me back at your lair.


(Iron Maiden: The phantom of the Opera)

Monday, 2 April 2012

What can I do...

BorisVallejo: Conan The Freebooter

Every dream that I dream
Seems to float on by
Like a cloud in the wind
Way up in the sky
Every move that I make
Seems to be the wrong way
Like a cold black night
After a summer day
What can I do
What can I do
Nothing to say but it used to be
Nothing to say but it used to be
What can I do
You still play my guitar
With a smile on my face
Now everything's changed
My whole life's rearranged
From the day I was born
Sidle Jinks was my name
Though I tried and I tried
That name still remains
What can I do
What can I do
Nothing to say but it used to be
Nothing to say but it used to be
What can I do
What can I do
What can I do
What can I do
What can I do
I hear voices all singing
But no one is there
It's a ghost of my life
Bringing past tense to mind
Lokin' key inside me
From the freedom and sin
Oh come let me in
I'll start all over again
What can I do
What can I do
Nothing to say but it used to be
No no no no no no no no no
What can I do
What can I do
What

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Tears by the firelight...

Rogelio de Egusquiza: Tristan and Isolde 

Tears by the firelight, he won't be home tonight
The Royal order reached him now to fight for the land
Eyes at the window-pane, staring through pouring rain
All the room is cold and grey, the fire burns bright

Every night there is no one beside
She's counting the hours, the memories burn
Day after day all her thoughts slip away
She waits for the one to return

Almost a year has gone, the battles are raging on
She has got no sign of life, no news at all
She wants to know his stand far in the foreign land
For King and Country he has left, the King's sleeping tight

Every night there is no one beside . . .

Tears by the firelight, he won't be home tonight
Sparks of hope begin to glow, the end of the war
Church-bells proclaim the peace, they welcome the returnees
"The victory is ours!" but she thinks, "What's mine?"

Every night there is no one beside . . .

Tears by the light, the fire burns down
Words black as grave's ground, seals red as blood
By the light, life's found an end
The parchment is still in her hand.