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Joy And Innocence Prevail by Syd Baker

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This is my first Music Inspired Art, this was a lot more difficult than you might think for so uncomplicated a scene.
Vue, Strata, Poser, Photoshop

Please listen to this song, Let Joy and Innocence Prevail:

I can hardly bear to hear it ever since 9/11… Comments are of course welcome.

“Let Joy and Innocence Prevail”

I tell you of a girl, her husband was a soldier,
Gone to war in some strange country far away;
No word had come to her, but the rumors of great battles fought,
And dying in their thousands, and the world full of fear;

As the day would turn to evening, she would light a pure white candle,
And place it in a window bright from where it could be seen,
As she placed it in the window softly without thinking,
She said, “Let this burning candle be a beacon”

Let joy and innocence prevail,
Let joy and innocence prevail,
Believe that love will never fail,
Let joy and innocence prevail!

And one night, asleep,
She dreamed she saw her husband fall
In a great white cavalry charge,

And waking in tears,
She saw the candle burning in the window
She still had hope;

And through the window
A man in the distance,
But as he came closer,
She saw he was a stranger;

The stranger said, “I bring a message from a general,
A captain has been wounded, his life hangs by a thread;
He calls out your name, and he wishes you to come to him,
But the journey is a hard road, and you may be afraid”

And she laughed and said, “No road could be too hard, for I am fearless,
A captain and a husband, I have gained this bright new day”
And she said with all her heart, she would fly to be beside him.
And her love would heal his wounds, restore him to her;

Let joy and innocence prevail,
Let joy and innocence prevail,
Believe that love will never fail,
Let joy and innocence prevail!

Let joy and innocence prevail,
Let joy and innocence prevail,
Believe that love will never fail,
Let joy and innocence prevail!


3d, alien, cat, guitar, landscape, music, skies


  • aspectsoftmk
    aspectsoftmkabout 5 years ago

    heheheh…i just love this!
    and as far as the song being hard…the line i believe is love will never fail and joy and innocence will prevail..great work syd…

  • Thanks MK, had trouble finding lyrics that agreed, so I just listened to the music I have here. Glad you like it!

    – Syd Baker

  • Danilo Lejardi
    Danilo Lejardiabout 5 years ago

    This is great, Syd ! An instant fav; amazing

  • Thank you Danilo, seemed to me a fairly simple project, but the concept had a mind of it’s own and kept changing, so I struggled.

    – Syd Baker

  • zooreka
    zoorekaabout 5 years ago

    Lol – You devil you!!!

    Great Job!!!

  • Thanks Zoo! The guitar is modeled after a Martin, but I designed my own sound hole rosette, and I used to have a giraffe just like that!

    – Syd Baker

  • Steve Davis
    Steve Davisabout 5 years ago

    You are awesome Syd, I absolutely love what you have done with this series!

  • Thanks Steve, I must admit these two are taking me places I didn’t expect!

    – Syd Baker

  • Phineous "Flash"   Cassidy
    Phineous "Flas...about 5 years ago

    awesome syd

  • Thank you Phineous, needed to do something quiet after the last one, but it’s really interesting building an acoustic guitar, and a wooden giraffe for that matter!

    – Syd Baker

  • retepk
    retepkabout 5 years ago

    Superb. Nice to see Pudgy again. Poignant lyrics.
    Well done Syd.

  • Pudgy’s back, in dress whites this time, poignant indeed! And making that guitar was a worthy challenge! Thanks my friend!

    – Syd Baker

  • owlspook
    owlspookabout 5 years ago

    wow cool syd (big smile)

  • Thank you my friend, kind of exhausted after this, lots of trials inside such a uncomplicated image!

    – Syd Baker

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballabout 5 years ago

    Really touching song which was new to me and love your image!!

  • Thank you Susan, to me they are becoming to represent those 2 qualities very much! And that song hits me hard I must say!

    – Syd Baker

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 5 years ago

    Incredible image!! Very powerful song Syd!!
    Wouldn’t it be great to be able to go back to a time when “Joy and Innocence Prevailed”? :)

  • Thanks Keith, you’re right it would be great, I guess we have to do what we can to maintain such qualities for the future!

    – Syd Baker

  • Phineous "Flash"   Cassidy
    Phineous "Flas...about 5 years ago

    your not kidding ive made a few guiters myself but your talking bout the image yeah ?

  • Yup, had to make the pieces and assemble it in 3D, frets, strings, tuners, had the most fun creating the rosette for the sound hole, tiny real woodgrain pieces!

    – Syd Baker

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