Macwan, Julius b.1968 / Time Bomb/ The Death of Art
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If I’m a ticking time bomb
Waiting to blow my top
No one would ever know
Not until I blew up

No one would believe it 
He was such a normal man
Shake their heads and wonder why

If Martians fell from the sky
What would that do to God
Would we put the weapon down
Or aim it up at the sky

No one would believe it
Except, the fuckin’ nut jobs
They’d laugh and cry “We told you so!”

Baby when I get home
I wanna believe in Jesus
Hammer in the final nail
Help me pick up the pieces

When everything starts to fall
So fast that it terrifies you
When will you hit the wall
Are you gonna learn to fly

No one would believe it 
Except for all the people 
Watching as you fly away

Baby when I get home
I wanna pick up the pieces
Hammer in the final nail
And lean me up against Jesus
 
Baby when I get home
I wanna believe in Jesus
Hammer in the final nail
Help me pick up the pieces
 
Baby when I get home
Help me pick up the pieces
Hammer in the final nail
I wanna believe in Jesus

Written by David J. Matthews
Performed by Dave Matthews Band
2009

Julius Macwan (b.1968, India)

Time Bomb/ The Death of Art, 2011

Acrylic and oil on linen, wood, acrylic paint, nails & mild steel
297 x 216 x 7 cm.
116 15/16 x 85 1/16 x 2 3/4 in.
Provenance:
Religare Art Gallery, New Delhi, India Current Location:
Germany - Frankfurt S PaintingSouth Asia

exhibitions

Religare Art Gallery Booth
India Art Summit, New Delhi, India
January 2011

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