Silverstein, Brendan Murphy The Artist cover

The Artist
by & Brendan Murphy
Lyrics and Meaning

Apr 26, 2011

The Artist Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
The artist's palette falls
The paint is spilled with blood
Someone shot him down
Left him without a soul
Verse 2
His body's laid to rest
And underground he'll stay
With hopes to resurrect
And live again another day
Verse 3
Now they decide who lives and dies, now
His peers won't come around
They're too disgraced to face
Another soldier down
Verse 4
His life's work a waste
And now these walls are bare
No one pretends to care
A distant memory
His másterpiece inn disrepair
Verse 5
Now they decide who lives and dies
Now they will hold you back
They will hold you back
They will hold you
Verse 6
We stand tall and illuminate
We fight through and prevail
We don't stop where you'd be giving up
We won't ever fail
Verse 7
A martyr takes his hand
To make him live again
With savage sleight of hand
He'll force his legs to stand
Verse 8
A sick and gutless joke
A serenading hoax
Interrupted peace
A waste of time
A pathetic excuse for hope
Verse 9
The sleepless nights have no compassion
And the dreams that come aren't true
A charade of lies unconscious
With so much left to be proved
Verse 10
But the sun will rise and fall again
And the nights will start to shorten
The memories will fade into darkness
You can't let it go
Verse 11
Bur your world is turned upside down
It's a panic you can't release
Once you have it, you just can't
Ever ignore it
Verse 12
That's when you realize your best
Days are behind you
And all you ever live for is regret
You can't take it away (you)
You can't take it away (you)

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind


What's Your Interpretation?

No Thoughts or Song Meanings Yet

Be the first to leave a thought.

Related Blog Posts