Apr 4 2012

Return (Sole Survivor) – ’12 – #1

There walked a lonely man,
silent, mute, the only man
not knowing how, not knowing why
was he the sole survivor

why should he be alive,
breathing still while others died
and the only question
why was he the sole survivor

Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night
Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night

Wind blew across the sand
He stood alone and he had no plan
And with the last rays of the sun
He screamed aloud, began to run

In his tears he sees his face
“I am the end of the human race
When I’m gone there’ll be no trace
For I’m the sole survivor”

Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night
Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night

One night when years had passed
The skies shook from a fiery blast
And there a starship – saved at last!
To come rescue this survivor

They beckoned him inside
but only man, he would not ride
instead he found a place to hide
for he’s the sole survivor

Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night
Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night

Welcome back¬†Constant Reader. For some reason, the Muse of Inspiration finally awoke in me, and I decided to check out the Illustration Friday website to see what this week’s word is, and it is Return. Very fitting, as one of the definitions is “to go or come back, as to an earlier condition or place.”¬† I’m returning to creating my art again.

The first thought of a song to inspire this theme was the Blue Oyster Cult song Sole Survivor. This song reminds me of college – specifically one summer I stayed up at school to work.

The photos are pictures I took recently at the Biosphere 2, near Tucson AZ. The spaceman is a stock photo.