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Much to Wife’s chagrin I’ve been listening to some Iron Maiden lately and when Can I Play With Madness came on the CD player an idea struck me for an image to go with the song. This image is pretty close to what was in my head so I’m quite pleased with it.

There are five images here, including two texture layers. Various blending layers and toning got the effect and a final layer with splatter brushes from Obsidiandawn.com finished it off.

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Can I Play With Madness

can i play with madness

Give me the sense to wonder
To wonder if I’m free
Give me a sense of wonder
To know I can believe
Give me the strength to hold my head up
Spit back in their face
Don’t need no key to unlock this door
Gonna break down the walls
Break out of this bad place

Can I play with madness – the prophet stared at his crystal ball
Can I play with madness – there’s no vision there at all
Can I play with madness – the prophet looked and he laughed at me
Can I play with madness – he said you’re blind(,) too blind to see

I screamed aloud to the old man
I said don’t lie don’t say you don’t know
I say you’ll pay for (this) mischief
In this world or the next
Oh and then he fixed me with a freezing glance
And the hell fires raged in his eyes
He said do you want to know the truth son
- I’ll tell you the truth
Your soul’s gonna burn in the lake of fire

Can I play with madness – the prophet stared at his crystal ball
Can I play with madness – there’s no vision there at all
Can I play with madness – the prophet looked and he laughed at me
Can I play with madness – he said you’re blind(,) too blind to see

oooh,listen to me,said the prophet…

Can I play with madness – the prophet stared at his crystal ball
Can I play with madness – there’s no vision there at all
Can I play with madness – the prophet looked and he laughed at me
Can I play with madness – he said you’re blind too blind to see

Can i play with madness

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Comments

  • CLiPiCs
    CLiPiCsover 4 years ago

    you got me

    the title did it as the song came to mind straight away YAY

    love the song

    Love Stephanie’s Brushes ( ObsidianDawn )

    and I love this image

    all round winner for me James

    oh and a fav too !

    Love ‘N’ Laughter Kriss

  • Thank you, Kriss! I’m glad you like it and thanks for the fave. :)))

    – SquarePeg

  • Marg Thomson Photography
    Marg Thomson P...over 4 years ago

    Go figure – I’m stuck in Metallica – your image just works so fucking well James! xoxox

  • Thank you Ann. You Rock!

    – SquarePeg

  • Songmistress
    Songmistressover 4 years ago

    Shame about the Iron Maiden….but, this is still a fave… because it’s a f-ing brilliant manipulation!

  • One day you will listen to and love the Maiden. Ok, maybe not, but thank you. :)))

    – SquarePeg

  • Songmistress
    Songmistressover 4 years ago

    Oh…I’m Madness…you can play with me anytime!

  • Huzzah!

    – SquarePeg

  • Sue Smith
    Sue Smithover 4 years ago

    Such a strong image, James. A little scary too, please pull the plug on that drill.

  • No worries, the drill is unplugged. Thank you, Sue.

    – SquarePeg

  • Lilbits
    Lilbitsover 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much! This is very much appreciated. :)))

    – SquarePeg

  • Songmistress
    Songmistressover 4 years ago

    Congrats, Baby. Well-deserved.

  • Thank you, Baby.

    – SquarePeg

  • stateofundress
    stateofundressover 4 years ago

    brilliant work, powerful image and concept, well done James

  • Thank you very much. :)

    – SquarePeg

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