The Siren's Call Picture

Tie me up against the mast and shield the sunlight from my eyes / For I no longer can resist the haunting of her cries / They call me from the jagged rock / It was the sweetest melody / Like gold and honey dripping from the fingertips of God / I feel the wind against my face from the flapping of her wings / I feel the black and silky tenderness all choking me

But I can almost taste happiness / It's such a long way off / But I can almost feel your embrace / Above the siren's call

Now it's not beautiful or pure / But it exists beyond the shore / It struggles to be heard above the screeching of her call / Beneath my feet a rumbling / A hundred demons clambering / They chase away my harmony and make love afraid to call / They grow forever restless and as our ship sets out to sea no / They will not be silenced / Never for you or me

But I can almost taste happiness / It's such a long way off / But I can almost feel your embrace / Above the siren's call

And I've seen a hint of it / This happiness / This bliss / Just knowing it exists I know that I must try / And I've caught a glimpse of it / One moment just one kiss / From the corner of my eye / Of better days gone by


An illustration I made for Darren Hayes's beautiful song "The Siren's Call", the last track in his new album "Secret Codes And Battleships". His official site is searching contributes from the fans to make a video for the song, an I had this image in my mind since I first listened to it, so it wasn't too difficult to put it on paper.
The song is about overcoming all the things that keep us from reaching happiness, like the voices of the sirens that trap the sailors and make them drown, it's about finding the strenght to leave them back and go on towards our goals.
I dedicate this to Darren, who always makes us fans know how much he loves us, to all the other fans out there, and to all the people who think they can't reach happyness, because if you start to ignore the Sirens, open your eyes and look forward, you'll see that "it exists beyond the shore".

Pencil and watercolor pencils on watercolor paper, A3
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You can hear the song here --> [link]
Unfortunately I found only live version with crappy audio on Youtube, anyway don't let his absolute handsomeness distract you from the song XD
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