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[VOTE] AC Challenge Thread: Song Lyric Interpretation

bombardierbombardier mr. mullyVancouver, BCModerator mod
edited December 2008 in Artist's Corner
1. Surfpossum

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"The clouds will part and the sky cracks open
and God Himself will reach His fucking arm through
just to push you down
just to hold you down
"



2. Earthwormadam

yoshimi.jpg
Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

Her name is Yoshimi
she's a black belt in karate
working for the city
she has to discipline her body

'Cause she knows that
it's demanding
to defeat those evil machines
I know she can beat them

Oh Yoshimi, they don't believe me
but you won't let those robots eat me
Yoshimi, they don't believe me
but you won't let those robots defeat me

Those evil-natured robots
they're programmed to destroy us
she's gotta be strong to fight them
so she's taking lots of vitamins

'Cause she knows that
it'd be tragic
if those evil robots win
I know she can beat them



3. Winter Combat Knight

jjsn60.jpg
Smooth Criminal
As he came into the window
It was the sound of a crescendo
He came into her apartment
He left the bloodstains on the carpet
She ran underneath the table
He could see she was unable
So she ran into the bedroom
She was struck down, it was her doom


Annie are you ok
So, annie are you ok
Are you ok, annie
Annie are you ok
So, annie are you ok
Are you ok, annie
Annie are you ok
So, annie are you ok
Are you ok, annie
Annie are you ok
So, annie are you ok, are you ok, annie

(annie are you ok)
(will you tell us that youre ok)
(theres a sign in the window)
(that he struck you-a crescendo annie)
(he came into your apartment)
(he left the bloodstains on the carpet)
(then you ran into the bedroom)
(you were struck down)
(it was your doom)

etc. etc. etc. etc



4. exit

thenewzeronj7.jpg
rasputina: the new zero

it's there that no one will stare
at your jaws and your long hair
the claws on your fingers
it's in the past when the passers-by laughed
at your strange way of speaking
your battery's leaking
oh no



5. Antihippy

Where-is-my-mind.jpg
Pixies- Where is my Mind???

With your feet in the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head will collapse
When there's nothing in it
And you'll ask yourself

Where is my mind?

Way out in the water
See it swimmin'



6. lyrium

heart.jpg
I Will Possess Your Heart by Death Cab for Cutie

How I wish you could see the potential
The potential of you and me
It's like a book elegantly bound
But in a language you can't read just yet

You've got to spend some time, love
You've got to spend some time with me
And I know that you'll find love
I will possess your heart

[etc]



7. the monarch23

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Creeping Death by Metallica
So let it be written
So let it be done
To kill the pharaoh's first born son
I'm creeping death



8. CyberMonkeytron3000


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Plug in baby by Muse

And my plug in baby
Crucifies my enemies
When I'm tired of giving
Whoa
And my plug in baby
In unbroken virgin realities
I'm tired of living
Oohhh



9. ManonvonSuperock

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The Who's Pinball Wizard

Ever since I was a young boy
I've played the silver ball
From Soho down to Brighton
I must have played them all
But I ain't seen nothing like him
In any amusement hall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pinball

He stands like a statue
Becomes part of the machine
Feeling all the bumpers
Always playing clean
He plays by intuition
The digit counters fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pinball

He's a pinball wizard
There's got to be a twist
A pinball wizard
He's got such a supple wrist

How do you think he does it?
(I don't know)
What makes him so good?

He ain't got no distractions
Can't hear those buzzers and bells
Don't see lights a flashin'
Plays by sense of smell
Always gets a replay
Never tilts at all
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pinball

I thought I was
The Bally table king
But I just handed
My pinball crown to him

Even on my usual table
He can beat my best
His disciples lead him in
And he just does the rest
He's got crazy flipper fingers
Never seen him fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pinball



10. Ollie

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Fire Escape by Adam Crossley

I wake in the morning
To seeing you go through your things
Your photos, your pistol, your jewelry,
And your paper wings

You say that I’m still a child
So baby, maybe you’re right
I cover my eyes, I’d rather you hide
Than see you go

There’s a time and a place
For a name and a face
So I guess, so I guess you belay the time
If you’re planning to take the fire escape
Don’t you know it’s a long way down?
It’s a long way down…


SONG LYRIC INTERPRETATION

Is there a band of yours that you think, "My God, that's a great line," or "What? That...doesn't make any sense," or maybe, "These lyrics suck so bad; why did I buy tickets to this random concert for a band I hate?" but either way, the lyrics paint a great picture? Now is your chance, I guess, if you've for some reason been dreaming about a similar opportunity.

Just pick a song, any song from any genre, take a line from it and visualize it literally. REMEMBER: when you post it, put the band name, song title and the lyric you're interpreting or else it's just a picture. You need context.

Deadline: November 23rd


~ BI-WEEKLY CHALLENGE THREAD ~


For those of you who frequent the conceptart.org forums this should be pretty familiar; tens of artistic combatants thrown together in to an artistic arena, each struggling for the honor of being dubbed a master of the visual arts. Those of you who succeed will be bathed in glory and the blood of their competitors, those of you who fail will be exiled to a life of shame and isolation.

The aim of this thread is to try and spice things up a bit here in the ol' Artist's Corner. This thread is for entries in to the challenge or the discussion thereof. If you'd like to suggest a topic for the weekly challenge, go right ahead, but understand that the last winner of the challenge has total control over the task (unless they have won more than two challenges in a row, see rules).

The rules are simple;


RULES:

* One entry per person, per challenge.
* A contestant cannot win more than two challenges in a row.
* Winner gets the privilege of choosing the next challenge.
* At the end of a challenge, the thread is locked and a new one is begun.
* Stick to the challenge topic; no going off on a tangent.
* All formats welcome, whether they be traditional or digital; 2D or 3D; still or animated.

If you're looking for inspiration, check out the aforementioned conceptart.org forums (specifically the creature/environment/character of the week sections).


PREVIOUS CHALLENGES:

CHALLENGE 1: Hidden World
CHALLENGE 2: Red Vs Blue
CHALLENGE 3: Satan Teapot
CHALLENGE 4: Crime Fighting Hobo
CHALLENGE 5: Universal Monsters

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  • srsizzysrsizzy Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I love how successful this is turning out.

    I wish I could say that I could motivate myself to do this tonight, but I say I'll do a lot of stuff I don't. And now by negating my desire I'll feel more compulsion to do it! But now that I'm confident I'll do it, I kind of don't care anymore. So I'll start when I get back from the gym! After I take a shower and read my book...when I wake up tomorrow. After all the homework I have.

    Yeah, no, not going to happen.
    Expect to see it by Monday morning.
    of the year never never!
    which is a double negative
    yeah, I'll still get distracted by something else
    and then be like "oh wait, time to draw bitches!"
    and then start reading my emails
    I can do this forever. Go to hell.
    <3

    BRO LET ME GET REAL WITH YOU AND SAY THAT MY FINGERS ARE PREPPED AND HOT LIKE THE SURFACE OF THE SUN TO BRING RADICAL BEATS SO SMOOTH THE SHIT WILL BE MEDICINAL-GRADE TRIPNASTY MAKING ALL BRAINWAVES ROLL ON THE SURFACE OF A BALLS-FEISTY NEURAL RAINBOW CRACKA-LACKIN' YOUR PERCEPTION OF THE HERE-NOW SPACE-TIME SITUATION THAT ALL OF LIFE BE JAMMED UP IN THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL FLOW BEATS
  • sharky tsharky t LondonRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    i cant wait to get crackin on this one! hopefully there wont be too many stairways to heaven

  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    If anyone steals my sig I'm going to crack the biggest shit fit!

  • RandomActionRandomAction Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Mustang wrote: »
    If anyone steals my sig I'm going to crack the biggest shit fit!

    I wouldn't worry... or would I?
    :winky:

    [SIGPIC]http://random2action.com[/SIGPIC]
  • SurfpossumSurfpossum A nonentity trying to preserve the anonymity he so richly deserves.Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    So I'm a bit of a lurker (I've posted once or twice), but I just had to make an entry for this challenge. Info is in the spoiler; if anyone can guess it, it'll make me ever so happy.

    20081109the%20wretched.jpg
    "The clouds will part and the sky cracks open
    and God Himself will reach His fucking arm through
    just to push you down
    just to hold you down
    "
    from "The Wretched" by Nine Inch Nails on The Fragile, at 1:45
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBKZUCfQb7Y

    I guess I bit off more than I could chew with the whole wacky city perspective and all, but I hope for the most part it works, and that the copy-paste'd windows have been disguised enough.

  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Mustang wrote: »
    If anyone steals my sig I'm going to crack the biggest shit fit!

    That sounds... messy.

    D:

    Also, I quite like the above entry, but you're right about the perspective.

    EDIT: I was going to do a drawover, but I just realised GIMP doesn't really have an adequate tool for drawing straight lines. Unless there's one I'm missing.

  • SurfpossumSurfpossum A nonentity trying to preserve the anonymity he so richly deserves.Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Click with a brush type tool for the start point, and then hold down shift, and then click for the end point.
    Edit: Guess I can also add that if you're using a tablet, the line goes smoothly from the pressure you started with to the pressure you ended with. The 'fade out' effect also applies along the line if you have it checked.
    And yes, I was going for a fisheye view, not sure if it's supposed to be full circles or not but oh well.

  • JohnTWMJohnTWM Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Surfpossum wrote: »
    Click with a brush type tool for the start point, and then hold down shift, and then click for the end point.

    THANK YOU this has been bugging me, I knew there had to be a good way to do it.

  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Surfpossum, don't be a lurker. I want to see more of your work! :)

    I know i say it all the time, and nothing ever happens but... IM SO DOING THIS ONE!!!

    BTW i shotgun ALL of Michael Jacksons songs. Yes i can.

  • CrowlestonCrowleston Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Surfpossum wrote: »
    Info is in the spoiler; if anyone can guess it, it'll make me ever so happy.

    I got the disk and the band, if that makes your cheeks red.

    useless but necessary objects of society.
  • lyriumlyrium Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I had 18 ideas for this.
    I think I've picked one though...

  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I had a project similar to this that I did for class last spring. I did not have it as done as I would've liked to have by the due date. I will go back and finish it for this.

  • earthwormadamearthwormadam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I've got an idea, and this sounds like fun.

  • r-jasperr-jasper Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Surfpossum wrote: »
    So I'm a bit of a lurker (I've posted once or twice), but I just had to make an entry for this challenge. if anyone can guess it, it'll make me ever so happy.
    Knew it was NIN straight away :P

  • earthwormadamearthwormadam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    yoshimi.jpg
    Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

    Her name is Yoshimi
    she's a black belt in karate
    working for the city
    she has to discipline her body

    'Cause she knows that
    it's demanding
    to defeat those evil machines
    I know she can beat them

    Oh Yoshimi, they don't believe me
    but you won't let those robots eat me
    Yoshimi, they don't believe me
    but you won't let those robots defeat me

    Those evil-natured robots
    they're programmed to destroy us
    she's gotta be strong to fight them
    so she's taking lots of vitamins

    'Cause she knows that
    it'd be tragic
    if those evil robots win
    I know she can beat them

  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Earthwormadam, that is sweet!

  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Epic Adam, that's definate my new favourites of yours.

  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited November 2008
    I really need to find time to do this

  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Yes you do Rank.

    Yes you do.

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    Gamertag: T0NKKA - Steam: evilumpire Twitter Art blog/Portfolio! HEY SATAN
  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited November 2008
    I'm pretty sure I could get arrested for drawing most of the lyrics that come to mind for something like this

    god damn it, GG Allin, what have you done to my brain

  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Rank, I'm doing The Sword: Iron Swan.

    All the other metal is yours.

    tonkkatrikesig.jpg
    Gamertag: T0NKKA - Steam: evilumpire Twitter Art blog/Portfolio! HEY SATAN
  • NightDragonNightDragon Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    earthwormadam, that is flippin fantastic.

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  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Well, thought i'd may as well do something for this over the weekend as i wont have any chance during the week. Just drew the first thing that came to mind. Done with pencil, painted over/refined in photoshop.

    Song: Smooth Criminal

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    For anyone who doesn't know the lyrics (shame on you)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP-6oEdwCNk

    As he came into the window
    It was the sound of a crescendo
    He came into her apartment
    He left the bloodstains on the carpet
    She ran underneath the table
    He could see she was unable
    So she ran into the bedroom
    She was struck down, it was her doom


    Annie are you ok
    So, annie are you ok
    Are you ok, annie
    Annie are you ok
    So, annie are you ok
    Are you ok, annie
    Annie are you ok
    So, annie are you ok
    Are you ok, annie
    Annie are you ok
    So, annie are you ok, are you ok, annie

    (annie are you ok)
    (will you tell us that youre ok)
    (theres a sign in the window)
    (that he struck you-a crescendo annie)
    (he came into your apartment)
    (he left the bloodstains on the carpet)
    (then you ran into the bedroom)
    (you were struck down)
    (it was your doom)

    etc. etc. etc. etc.

  • exitexit Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    this was so much better in my head
    also: i don't have a scanner D: so please pretend this is better quality
    also #2: please pretend it's less crookedy too oh god i hate using a camera

    thenewzeronj7.jpg

    song stuff behind the cut!
    rasputina: the new zero

    it's there that no one will stare
    at your jaws and your long hair
    the claws on your fingers
    it's in the past when the passers-by laughed
    at your strange way of speaking
    your battery's leaking
    oh no

  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Hey all. Been lurking these parts alot, but never posted, though I thought I might as well put this one in.

    Pixies- Where is my Mind???

    With your feet in the air and your head on the ground
    Try this trick and spin it, yeah
    Your head will collapse
    When there's nothing in it
    And you'll ask yourself

    Where is my mind?

    Way out in the water
    See it swimmin'


    Where-is-my-mind.jpg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGXdXcpNsv4

    10454_nujabes2.pngPSN: Antiwhippy
  • r-jasperr-jasper Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    yoshimi.jpg
    Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

    Her name is Yoshimi
    she's a black belt in karate
    working for the city
    she has to discipline her body

    'Cause she knows that
    it's demanding
    to defeat those evil machines
    I know she can beat them

    Oh Yoshimi, they don't believe me
    but you won't let those robots eat me
    Yoshimi, they don't believe me
    but you won't let those robots defeat me

    Those evil-natured robots
    they're programmed to destroy us
    she's gotta be strong to fight them
    so she's taking lots of vitamins

    'Cause she knows that
    it'd be tragic
    if those evil robots win
    I know she can beat them
    ilove this album! i was actually going to do somethign similar but the giant pink robots were going to be football players in pink polos with the colars popped :P

  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Man, looking at the lack of responses to the challenge, im guessing all the fantastic illustrators on this forum are cooking up some incrediable work. Can't wait to see it all!

  • JohnTWMJohnTWM Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I'm neither fantastic nor much of an illustrator but I hope I can get something finished in time!

  • LinkWorshiperLinkWorshiper Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Got this one from the Placebo song 'English Summer Rain'. Here's the bit that motivated the image in particular.

    Always stays the same;
    Nothing ever changes.
    English summer rain
    Seems to last for ages.

    I'm in the basement;
    You're in the sky.
    I'm in the basement, baby:
    Drop on by.

    Hold your breath and count to ten,
    Then fall apart, then start again.
    Start again, start again.


    Anyway, I hope you like it. It was done on Bristol board, inked with a quill pen, three colours of ink and a pile of Copic markers. Also matches. No, srsly, I used them to burn some of the shadows in there.

    English_Summer_Rain_by_LinkWorshiper.jpg

  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Anyway, I hope you like it. It was done on Bristol board, inked with a quill pen, three colours of ink and a pile of Copic markers. Also matches. No, srsly, I used them to burn some of the shadows in there.

    It's pretty cool to experiment like that. You can get some crazy cool effects by doing the weirdest things. My tutor said he once mixed dirt from his backyard into his paints and it gave him a really cool effect. Of course he had to spray it down otherwise it would break apart.

  • earthwormadamearthwormadam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Whoa cool fricken colors...

  • LinkWorshiperLinkWorshiper Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Thanks guys! My brain is like on a constant acid trip; I love doing art like this because I can pretty much do whatever I want and it's not as straightforward and easy for the viewer. There's a bunch of gold and silver ink in there, but the scan kind of killed the effect of that.

  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    God dammit Link

    Thread over.

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  • LinkWorshiperLinkWorshiper Registered User
    edited November 2008
    'Scuuuuuuuuse me for breathing D=

  • SurfpossumSurfpossum A nonentity trying to preserve the anonymity he so richly deserves.Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    No you see that's what people say when somebody posts something that is guaranteed to win (i.e. CyberMonkeyTron's Hobot from the last thread), thereby making it unnecessary for anyone else to make stuff.

    Although this doesn't have quite the... finality of Hobot. Not saying it's bad at all (it's very nice if not quite my cup of tea), but I'm about 95% confident that Hobot was both untoppable and unstoppable.

    So hurry up and post things, people. I judge you by the music you listen to.

  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Ehhh I had some priliminary sketches done for this....but I just couldn't be arsed finishing it.....plus my idea was horrible, that being said most of my ideas are horrible so it's not really much of an excuse.

    Yeah Hobot was the thread equivilant of a nuclear bomb, Links is fantoostic but my vote is still going towards Adams pink robots though, I could hang that shit on my wall.

  • LinkWorshiperLinkWorshiper Registered User
    edited November 2008
    OHHHHH! A THOUSAND APOLOGIES. OMG, I FEEL SO DUMB D= Then thank you so much O__O!!! I'm really glad you like it so much! I love drawing things inspired by music because I listen to way too much of it, so when I saw this thread, I was like, 'I must!' But having said that, those pink robots in question are pretty fucking sweet.

    *goes to check out this Hobot pic you guys are fangasming over*

  • BuckwolfeBuckwolfe Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I've been so very temped to toss my hat into this illustrative arena, but I doubt I'll have the time, especially with less than three days left. Sooooo tempting though. Perhaps if I can find some appropriate lyrics I could cobble together the shittiest doodle, the likes of which no son of man has laid eyes upon.

    Maybe I should start sifting through my iTunes....

  • lyriumlyrium Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I've never really listened to this band all that much but I liked the idea so I went with it.

    heart.jpg

    I Will Possess Your Heart by Death Cab for Cutie

    How I wish you could see the potential
    The potential of you and me
    It's like a book elegantly bound
    But in a language you can't read just yet

    You've got to spend some time, love
    You've got to spend some time with me
    And I know that you'll find love
    I will possess your heart

    [etc]

  • LinkWorshiperLinkWorshiper Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Totally digging the colours, Lyrium!!

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