Monday, March 24, 2008

interpretation

assignment: interpret lyrics from any song and create an image based on them. i will be posting comps as i finish them. this particular one is for neko case's "deep red bells."



who you led you to this hiding place?
whose lightning threads spun silver tongues
red bells beckon you to ride
a hand print on the driver's side
it looks a lot like engine oil
and tastes like being poor and small
and popsicles in summer

deep red bells
deep as i've been done

it always has to come to this
the red bells ring this tragic hour
we've lost sight of the overpass
the daylight won't remember that
the speckled fawns grazed 'round your bones
who took the time to fold your clothes
and shook the valley of the shadow

deep red bells
deep as i've been done

well, does this mean the world cast its cold eye?
who's left to suffer long about you?
does your soul cast about like an old paper bag
past empty lots and early graves?
but those like you who lost their way
murdered on the interstate
while the red bells rang like thunder

oh, deep red bells
deep as i've been done...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The red bells ring this tragic hour" ... THANKS! I had no idea what that line was.

But I think it's "Do speckled fronds raise 'round your bones?"

Great illustration!!

jennifer cuellar said...

thank you!