One of my favourite songs at the moment is The Tallest Man On Earth’s “Kids On The Run”. Yesterday, I decided to draw a piece of art to go with the beautiful, emotional song. Inspired to draw what I thought the song meant using the riddle of beautiful lyrics of the song.
Here is my finished piece:
Now, I think this song is about two lovers who are both married, but had an affair.
Let me describe what all of these images above mean. And how I interpreted the song.
Bottom Left: The Golden Fields of Corn Are Turning White.
“Where the promise to lead what is right
As we both know how fields will turn white”
I think this means the marriage has gone cold. That the two lovers no longer love their husband and wife… that they love each other.
Bottom Right: A Ring With Glinting Jewels.
This simply symbolizes marriage, as both the lover’s are married. But the ring looks stranded, abandoned. This is how the marriage is.
Left: Two shadows reach out to each other through a black void to touch their ringed hands together.
This symbolizes perhaps the bondage that cannot be. They reach out, but cannot quite reach each other.
Left: (Above) An eye welling with tears.
Inspired by my favorite two verses (or stanzas) of the song:
“And the reflections in their eyes
Sure could paint us as killers
Oh, I’ll be there.
And til the terror of our time
Could forgive us as lovers
Oh, lets break some hearts”
Right: A Golden Sun Shining Across The Black Hills
Inspired by these lines:
“Oh meet me when the morning fails on the fields of desire
Oh meet me when I lost my part in the choir of dusk”
Top Left: Two flames licking each others fiery wisps.
“When we’re feeding fire with the flames til no memories gone”
Top Right: An icy breath of air over a black black storm cloud.
This cloud is a symbol of darkness. And the wisp symbolizes the cold sky.
“And the cold sky will write us a song
But will we ever confess what we’ve done?
Guess we’re still kids on the run”