Well have you heard about the Great Crusade? by Vanessa Barklay

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The Great Crusade

FEATURED in Living Christianity – Feb 2011
FEATURED in Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses – Mar 2011

Thinking about Jesus, Easter and history and inspired by Hunters & Collectors amazing song Holy Grail…

Woke up this morning,
from the strangest dream
I was in the biggest army,
The world has ever seen
We were marching as one,
on the road to the holy grail

Started out,
Seeking fortune and glory
It’s a short song, but it’s one
Hell of a story, when you
Spend your lifetime trying to get
Your hands on the Holy Grail

Well have you heard about the Great Crusade?
We ran into millions, and nobody got paid
Yeah, we razed four corners of the globe,
For the Holy Grail.

All the locals scattered,
They were hiding in the snow
We were so far from home,
So how were we to know,
There’d be nothing left to plunder
When we stumbled on the Holy Grail?

We were full of beans
But we were dying like flies
And those big black birds,
they were circling in the sky,
And you know what they say, yeah,
Nobody deserves to die.

Oh I,
I’ve been searching for an easy way
to escape the cold light of day
I’ve been high, and I’ve been low
But I’ve got nowhere else to go
There’s nowhere else to go

I followed orders
God knows where I’d be
But I woke up alone,
all my wounds were clean
I’m still here
I’m still a fool for the Holy Grail
Oh yeah,
I’m a fool for the Holy Grail

Song Lyrics by Hunter’s & Collector’s

Holy Grail
Stained Glass Window by Falln Stock


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Vanessa Barklay is RavenMadd, accomplished digital artist who has sold work on and off Red Bubble, lives in Far Nth Queensland, Australia – specializing in Fantasy, Mythology, History and Space inspired artworks.

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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 3 years ago

    w0w! beautiful sweetheART it’s a fave ;~} Valz

  • Thanks so much for enjoying it Val! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 3 years ago

    Symbolic ! Powerful , Awesome work Vanessa ….Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Striking

  • Just one more click before bed and I find your stupendous comment Paul, thank you so very much for enjoying it my friend! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much Marie, I am thrilled you chose this to represent Living Christianity! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezover 3 years ago

    Features 7th March 2011

    -yhun :)

  • Thank you so very much for noticing this, I love mixing history with my artwork! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Cabisha
    Cabishaover 3 years ago

    Awesome work !!

  • I so appreciate your comment on this one, thank you!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...about 3 years ago

    Fabulous shot Vanessa!!

  • Thanks Tereza, I like knights and history about things like that :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

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