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seattlescape by melissakitty seattlescape by melissakitty
the car's on fire and there's no driver at the wheel
and the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
and a dark wind blows

the government is corrupt
and we're on so many drugs
with the radio on and the curtains drawn

we're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine
and the machine is bleeding to death

the sun has fallen down
and the billboards are all leering
and the flags are all dead at the top of their poles

it went like this:

the buildings tumbled in on themselves
mothers clutching babies picked through the rubble
and pulled out their hair

the skyline was beautiful on fire
all twisted metal stretching upwards
everything washed in a thin orange haze

i said: "kiss me, you're beautiful -
these are truly the last days"

you grabbed my hand and we fell into it
like a daydream or a fever

we woke up one morning and fell a little further down -
for sure it's the valley of death

i open up my wallet
and it's full of blood

dead flag blues, godspeed you! black emperor [link]

his name is seattle. i completed this piece quite a long time ago and was going to use it as the layout for a website, but... never got around to it. maybe someday. also, i had found another poem that i thought fit this piece perfectly, but... forgot what it was called. i think dead flag blues works fairly well, though.

i apologize if you aren't a fan of furry art. this will probably be my last for a while, if it's any consolation.
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TickleMeHoHo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this a lot! Totally going into my faves! Being from Washigton as well I really like how much of the Seattle influence you put into this piece!
Sors-the-luck-bot Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what was the point of the lyrics?
Dragon2007 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
his name is the name of my city :D but i love this pic there is an explosion of different emotions very nice :)
Vashna Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2006
This carries a lot of emotion!
54 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005
never apologize for your art. this is beautiful. <3gy!be

I'm glad you colored it, 'gives it tons more personality.
melissakitty Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005
you are so wonderful.

i guess i'll be seeing you at cornish in the fall, eh? :3
exit-wound Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005
Hooray for Seattle :D I think the ripped jeans are my favorite part.
melissakitty Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005
being a resident of seattle, i have to admit that it's... well, it's alright, i guess. better than some places, i'm sure.

thanks for the comment. :3
exit-wound Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005
I don't actually live IN the city, but pretty close.. I visit sometimes. It's definitely better than where I live currently. D:
kalamu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005
beautiful pic and poem:nod: u really chaptured the atmosphere in this:+favelove:
melissakitty Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005
the poem's not mine [link] , but thank you very much! :>
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