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Paint Me

(Marty Nelson)
Martin J. Nelson

I am fascinated by those who choose to embellish their bodies with art, especially tattoos. I feel that this permanent expression of provate thoughts made public is a remarkable statement of character and values.  "Paint Me" is my brief look beyond the ink.

Paint Me

By Marty Nelson

c. 2011

 

Paint me.

Make it sharp.  Cut it deep.  Make it last forever.

Paint me.

Open eyed – open mind.  Open up my soul forever.

 

Got some money in my pocket.

Got the ticket for the rocket that’s gonna take me home.

What’s your passion? What’s your flavor?

What’s the matter?  Don’t you know this road will never, never take you home?

 

Only one time in my life

Will I lay my body on the line for the portrait.

 

Paint me.

Make it laugh. Make it cry. Make it speak the truth forever.

Paint me.

Make it sharp.  Cut it deep.  Make it last forever.

 

Rip the shadows from your pocket.

Raise the banner on the rocket that’s gonna take you home.

What’s your passion? What’s your flavor?

What’s the matter?  Don’t you know this road will never, never, ever take you home?

 

Only one time in my life

Will I lay my body on the line for the portrait.

 

Paint me.

Make it sharp.  Cut it deep.  Make it last forever.

 

Rip the shadows from your pocket.

Raise the banner on the rocket that’s gonna take you home.

What’s your passion? What’s your flavor?

What’s the matter?  Don’t you know this road will never, never, ever take you home?

 

Only one time in my life

Will I lay my body on the line for the portrait.

 

Paint Me