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December 8, 2011
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Suzanne takes you down by Flockhart Suzanne takes you down by Flockhart
I've had this kicking about for ages but never got round to finishing the details until now.


Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she's half crazy
But that's why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that she will trust you
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind.

Now Suzanne takes your hand
And she leads you to the river
She is wearing rags and feathers
From Salvation Army counters
And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbour
And she shows you where to look
Among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds the mirror
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that you can trust her
For she's touched your perfect body with her mind.

Leonard Cohen
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coolcat0 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Why does this not have a mature content thing on it? I see some things that the younger people on this site are not supposed to see.
Flockhart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment.

I had a brief look at your favourites Your collection is awash with images of women as objects in obvious display intended for titillation and aimed primarily at young boys, other images have omg! nipples! but as they are on boys its OK?  you clearly added them as favourites.

I would suggest that anyone who looks at this particular image you have questioned  and screams mature tag  comes from a repressed local culture and if you are as deeply offended as you claim. Here is some advice. Get off DA. Its a community of Artist and like every community there are compromises. I am offended by  poorly drawn childish manga and cutsy furry doe eyed caricatures but I realise its my problem not the artist and the young enthusiasts who submit their Art today may well be the next Carciphona. 

You are picking out about twenty pixels on a surreal sci fi image and on that basis demand a mature image tag. That really makes me laugh. What you mean is you want an immature image tag for young people like yourself who have jumped on a bandwagon they can't stand up on.  

If you look I do put a mature tag on anything I think might upset some of the viewers. But get real, I have spent a few hours in the National Gallery of Scotland on Saturday and like all National Galleries in the world you can see nipples. There were a great many parents with children there and I was tempted to warn them of the horrors if they moved into the main gallery and saw Titians painting of  Diana and Actaeon. 

While I respect the fact that there are many individuals who are sick of the overt display of female nakedness on DA. The image you have selected is not one of them and shows in your comment a rather immature and superficial response to a real problem. 

Younger people see things they are "not supposed to see" all the time and  angst ridden comments about a very ordinary piece of art pale into insignificance when you give some thought to the real horrors real children see every day in every part of the world (that we would probably both agree "they shouldn't see".) I admire the fact that you have an opinion and are trying to do something about it - start by deleting all your favourites on the grounds they perpetuate the concept of women (and men) as stereotypical objects/superheros and avoid the anthropomorphization of cute animals. Oh wait that would wipe out the comic industry, You know the one that leads to DA. Try to get offended by the right things coolcat.
Kpeter451 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Excellent, truly wonderful

Flockhart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Thanks very much glad you like it :)
ifansubs Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I like It Your Pic, See Too My Pic Here [link] and then dont forget to visit my blog [link] Thanks Before Love
WeAreTheSun Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Oh wow. It's so beautiful...
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your wonderful work is featured here [link] :heart:
SeptemberLocksmith Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
I like the nipples...
LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow this is an amazing interpretation of that amazing song! :D
DOMITINIA Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
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