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Bacon's Study after Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X

VPitman

Francis Bacon's portrait, based on Velazquez's Baroque masterpiece, is one that I've always found disturbing. I considered a number of hard rock and metal songs that express the pain or anger that you see in the portrait, but ultimately, I decided on a pop song by Dido.

You have to read the lyrics carefully to see how the two are related.

Don't Leave Home

Dido


Like a ghost don't need a key
Your best friend I've come to be
Please don't think of getting up for me
You don't even need to speak
When I've been here for just one day
You'll already miss me if I go away
So close the blinds and shut the door
You won't need other friends anymore

Oh don't leave home, oh don't leave home

If you're cold I'll keep you warm
If you're low just hold on
Cause I will be your safety
Oh don't leave home

And I arrived when you were weak
I'll make you weaker, weaker still
Now all your love you give to me

When your heart is all I need

Oh don't leave home, oh don't leave home

If you're cold I'll keep you warm
If you're low just hold on
Cause I will be your safety
Oh don't leave home

Oh how quiet, quiet the world can be
When it's just you and little me
Everything is clear and everything is new
So you won't be leaving will you

Oh don't leave home, oh don't leave home

If you're cold I'll keep you warm
If you're low just hold on
Cause I will be your safety
Oh don't leave home

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Picture: Study after Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Study_after_Vel%C3%A1zquez%27s_Portrait_of_Pope_Innocent_X

Audio: Don't Leave Home Source: Personal Collection