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-With Hands Held High- by twistedCaliber -With Hands Held High- by twistedCaliber
Linkin Park: Hands Held High: [link]

Turn my mic up louder I got to say something
Light weights steppin' aside when we comin'
Feel it in your chest the syllables get pumping
People on the street they panic and start running

Words on loose leaf sheet complete coming
I jump on my mind, I summon the rhyme, I'm dumping
Healing the blind I promise to let the sun in
Sick of the dark ways we marched to the drummin'

Jump when they tell us that they wanna see jumping
Fuck that I wanna see some fists pumping
Risk something, take back what's yours
Say something that you know they might attack you for

Cause I'm sick of being treated like I have before
Like it's stupid standing for what I'm standing for
Like this war's really just a different brand of war
Like it doesn't cater the rich and abandon the poor

Like they understand you in the back of the jet
When you can't put gas in your tank
These fuckers are laughing their way to the bank and cashing their check
Asking you to have compassion and have some respect

For a leader so nervous in an obvious way
Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay
And the rest of the world watching at the end of the day
In their living room laughing like "what did he say?"

Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen

In my living room watching but I am not laughing
Cause when it gets tense I know what might happen
The world is cold the bold men take action
Have to react or get blown into fractions

Ten years old is something to see
Another kid my age drug under the jeep
Taken and bound and found later under the tree
I wonder if he thought the next one could be me

Do you see the soldiers they're out today
They brush the dust from bullet proof vests away
It's ironic at times like this you pray
But a bomb blew the mosque up yesterday

There's bombs in the buses, bikes, roads
Inside your market, your shops, your clothes
My dad he's got a lot of fear I know
But enough pride inside not to let that show

My brother had a book he would hold with pride
A little red cover with a broken spine
On the back, he hand wrote a quote inside
"When the rich wage war it's the poor who die"

Meanwhile, the leader just talks away
Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay
And the rest of the world watching at the end of the day
Both scared and angry like "what did he say?"

Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen

With hands held high into a sky so blue
The ocean opens up to swallow you

With hands held high into a sky so blue
The ocean opens up to swallow you

With hands held high into a sky so blue
The ocean opens up to swallow you

With hands held high into a sky so blue
As the ocean opens up to swallow you


This song just has so much depth to it: I suddenly felt very moved by it one day and had started sketching what came to mind: something like this. I had no idea why I was crying all of a sudden: and then I suddenly realized that it was Veteran's Day.

STOCK:
Cross: [link]
Soldier: [link]
Sky 1: [link]
Sky 2: [link]
Ocean: [link]
Light rays: [link]

Photomanip (c) me, images to their respective owners.
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:iconvexic929:
Vexic929 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is INCREDIBLE! One of my favorite Linkin Park songs so beautifully represented!
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twistedCaliber Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It really is a beautiful song, made me cry when I read the lyrics the first time. I'm glad you like the picture, I hope it did the song justice.
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Vexic929 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it is and I really think you did! ^^
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bloodwolf23 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student
THis....is...amazing...So wonderfully well done
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twistedCaliber Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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BerserkerSword Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
A great song with a deep meaning (My favorite Linkin Park song), further accented by a magnificent and awe-inspiring picture! Awesome job!
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:icontwistedcaliber:
twistedCaliber Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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majspanda Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg just.. so great.
also, this song reminds me of my dead grandpa, he died in cancer. he was kinda a soldier

gonna fave this!
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twistedCaliber Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. ^^
I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa. My grandmother passed away recently, from cancer as well, so I know how hard it must have been if you were close with him. :heart: Hopefully the song brings back more good memories than bad ones.
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majspanda Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, we were very close. sry to hear about your grandma too ._. it's very hard to go through such a thing.
yes, it truly does c:
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jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Student Photographer
i absolutely love this! great job!
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:icontwistedcaliber:
twistedCaliber Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
=3 Thank you!
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jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Student Photographer
you're welcome. :D
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unnoticed-sharky Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
this is AMAZING. that song is just... wow, really ... I don't know, but it's awesome! this is a GREAT illustration of it. very, very, very VERY great job, and inspirational.
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twistedCaliber Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
:heart: I think the song really speaks and I'm pleased that you think so, too! I couldn't QUITE do the photomanip that I had in mind since I couldn't find the right stock. But I'm happy that you like it! :D Thank you!
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unnoticed-sharky Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
yeah, it does. The picture is PERFECT, but I know exactly how you feel when you can't find the right stock... blech. you're welcome! 8}
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Flammenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
Slap you need to do more of those.

For you just flippin rock at it :3
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:icontwistedcaliber:
twistedCaliber Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Student Digital Artist
XD Well, I'm gonna be doing one for english class as our project. I've yet to find a theme, though, and the hardest thing is: all the pictures have to be taken by me.
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Flammenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Well you are female. So the easiest thing to do would be a "picture of a female prison" xD
It´s a common joke around here with me and my artistic friends.

It goes that way:

Take one of your bras ( or any bra will do ) and put it on your desk, the more chaotic the desk is, the better.
Then, put a lamp over it so the bra has a spot light.
Then, put the lamp on and the rooms light out.
Take the picture.
Photoshop it by writing " I REFUSE " in bleeding letters somewhere on the pic.

xD now, why is that funny?

Whether if its a student in the same class to you, your teacher or even a stranger:
The reaction depends on the gender.

FEMALE: Will either laugh about the fact you took a picture of a bra, will try to get your idea ( confuse them by pointing out it is a "anti-sexist theme", that allways works xD ). If they dare to critic, call them sexist.

MALE: Will either shut up because they are afraid to be seen as a sexist, try to get the idea ( same applies as above ). And here too, if they dare to critic, call them sexist xD

"Picture of female prison". Allways works. ... though, if your teacher is female, then you´ll propably get the strangest theories for why you did this xD

For example: "Ah, an expression of how you are stuck between child and woman." lol, yeah. xD

... btw, we tried something for males with boxershorts and condoms. it´s just that untill now its just ridicolous. Plus, we have no male-rights-sexist-group like you had. So we fail xD

... but we stil try.

Hmm... maybe i should upload a "Picture of male prison" just for the kicks of it xD
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twistedCaliber Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student Digital Artist
THAT KICKS ASS. But our teacher is female so it might not work the best...but like I just told you, sure, I'll do something like that soon XD As long as you promise to make your male version, though!
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Flammenwolf Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
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You´re turn xD
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FairieGoodMother Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work:clap: Thanks for using my stock:glomp:
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:icontwistedcaliber:
twistedCaliber Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Student Digital Artist
=D Thanks so much! And as for using your stock, you're very welcome: it was the best picture I could find for this manip ^^ :hug:
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emokiller2567 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
wow thats beautiful ^^
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:icontwistedcaliber:
twistedCaliber Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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emokiller2567 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
your welcome
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jademacalla Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
Very well done. Really nice clarity and compositing.
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:icontwistedcaliber:
twistedCaliber Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thank you a lot! ^^
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Midnights-Dusk Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
Very nice, I have agreed with that song and I enjoy the manip you haz there. =D
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twistedCaliber Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Student Digital Artist
^^ Thank you very much! I really think that the song has SO much deeper meaning, but no one really pays any attention to the words...
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Midnights-Dusk Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
I know. =( I do actually pay attention to words and this song is very close to home. A cousin of mine is serving over in Iraq and I do pray that he will be okay.
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twistedCaliber Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I think you can learn a lot from music. *hugs* I hope your cousin will be okay. I hope everyone over there will be okay...but that's a lot to ask for. *sigh*
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Midnights-Dusk Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
-ish hugged- Yush. But it doesn't hurt to hope, yush? I'm sure he will, he isn't fighting the battle directly, if I remember correctly..... Rhyming. o.o
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twistedCaliber Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Well, we can try for it, ne? ^^ That's a relief, about your cousin. It's always hard to have someone close to you in the army, but even harder if they're in real danger. And yay for rhyming...XD
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