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The Beatniks, The Bastards & The Saints

On 01, Mar 2010 | In Paint, The Beatniks The Bastards & The Saints | By admin

 Shine On You Crazy Diamond

“The Beatniks, The Bastards & The Saints” can be summed up in this.

Shine On You Crazy Diamond //
Pink Floyd

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.

Now there’s a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.

Shine on you crazy diamond.

You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom,
blown on the steel breeze.

Come on you target for faraway laughter,
come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!

You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.
Shine on you crazy diamond.

Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light.
Shine on you crazy diamond.

Well you wore out your welcome with random precision,
rode on the steel breeze.

Come on you raver, you seer of visions,
come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!


The series is an ode to the ruffians, the eclectic, the originals, the misjudged, the supposed derelicts of society. Those who march to the beat of their own drum. Call it hackneyed, call it overdone, but what you see is never what you get. Thus, the juxtaposition of this mixed bag of characters all posed in the classical style of portraiture, encircled with a halo.

- Amy

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