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What The Water Gave Me by GothicNarcissus What The Water Gave Me by GothicNarcissus
Time, it took us
To where the water was:
That’s what the water gave me.
And time goes quicker
Between the two of us.
Oh, my love, don’t forsake me,
Take what the water gave me.

Lay me down,
Let the only sound
Be the overflow,
Pockets full of stones.
Lay me down,
Let the only sound
Be the overflow.

And oh, poor Atlas,
The world’s a beast of a burden,
You’ve been holding on a long time.
And all this longing,
And the shields are left to rust:
That’s what the water gave us.

So lay me down,
Let the only sound
Be the overflow,
Pockets full of stones.
Lay me down,
Let the only sound
Be the overflow.

‘Cause they took your loved ones
But returned them in exchange for you,
But would you have it any other way?
Would you have it any other way?
You couldn’t have it any other way.
‘Cause she’s a cruel mistress
And the bargain must be made,
But oh, my love, don’t forget me
When I let the water take me.

So lay me down,
Let the only sound
Be the over flow,
Pockets full of stones.
Lay me down,
Let the only sound
Be the overflow.


[ What The Water Gave Me – Florence + The Machine ]


The new single by Florence + The Machine is out on youtube, and it’s such an amazing song it couldn’t fail to inspire me, given that I had to shoot in the water for the Hurts song. It took me just a couple of listens and a quick reading of the lyrics to get stuck with this image, and here it is!
Taken in Alghero, Italy. You can read more about the photoshoot on my blog.

Photo: *DamaInNero
Concept, model, styling, make up, editing: Me
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SUPERNOVAANGELHEART Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
I have recently been downloading Florence and The Machine, and 'What the water gave me' can only be stated as pure and true. This picture certainly captures the key elements of the song and lyrics. Amazing photo!!!!!!
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :heart:
I hope you're enjoying Florence's music! :D
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NordicWyrm Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my second most favorite song from Florence... I was listening to it all night last night! xD

I actually did a photo for one of her songs too. "No Light, No Light". :P I want to do one for Cosmic Love as well. xD I love the serenity of this photo!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug: And nice photo! :3
I've taken quite a few photos inspired by Florence: you can type her on the search engine of my gallery to see them all. :hug:
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Lord-Hallowell Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Makes me think of the greek god Glaucos. Though if his mythological appearance is accurate then you have him beat in the looks department by a long shot.
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WitchlingSailorMew Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
:iconiwantitplz: MY GOD! You're gorgeous!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :rose:
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:iconbloody-valentine666:
Bloody-Valentine666 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
Absolutely beautiful! :3
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :rose:
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angemuet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
beautiful .... i love the stark contrast of the black polish on your fingernails with your hands ... you have elegant hands, i think they are lovely! this is truly a beautiful picture of you ... every feature seems more defined with your hair wet. I love this one!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :rose:
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:iconwelliame:
Welliame Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
J'adore la position et l'émotion qui dégage de cette photo..
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, merci! :hug:
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forestflame Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
beautiful reflection of the song i tried to make one but it turned out bad if u wanna see it check out my page
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
Oh, I'll give it a look, sure! :)
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:iconrighteous-scalliwag:
Righteous-Scalliwag Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It gives off a cold, shuddering, lonely feeling. Expressive.
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconrighteous-scalliwag:
Righteous-Scalliwag Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconbriarrose9:
BriarRose9 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ecco, questa mi piace assai.
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sì? *w* Come mai?
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:iconbriarrose9:
BriarRose9 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Espressività, posa, taglio, tutto 10+!Se la metti su ms te la propongo al palco, Britney si merita una seconda possibilità XD
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok, vediamo un po' cosa combina stavolta Britney! XD
A proposito, pensavo di esporre The Water al forum, giusto per ricevere un po' di critiche e vedere cosa se ne dice. Meglio evitare? XD
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:iconbriarrose9:
BriarRose9 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
tu prova e poi ignora ò_ò
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8thmessenger Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah well this is the first time I've actually listen to one of the songs the artist had in there comments and look at the picture. This was a good choice. Also can't wait for more water pictures.
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :hug:
Unfortunately, with Sleep In Sanity the water pictures are over, but I'll be doing more in the future! :)
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:iconcontessanera:
contessanera Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist
Lovely lovely lovely!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww! *w*
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:iconwiegenlied:
Wiegenlied Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student Photographer
un'aria sognante e l'effetto bagnato ti dona... ci piace laversione sirenetto! *come svilire concetti profondi*
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lascia stare, che con la Mater la parola "sirenetto" è spuntata fuori almeno ventordici volte mentre scattavamo questa! XD Il working title è ancora "il sirenetto"! XD
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contessanera Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist
La versione sirenetto :heart:
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:iconlilsadstrawberry:
LilSadStrawberry Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful~ :heart:
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:icongiantlovehug:
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:iconlilsadstrawberry:
LilSadStrawberry Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you are a beautiful person. :heart: :blackrose:
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:iconangrboda555:
angrboda555 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
You're amazingly talented and never fail to make very thought provoking meaningful photo ^^ just lovely
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, truly! :heart:
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:iconangrboda555:
angrboda555 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
your welcome :aww:
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:iconkatto91:
katto91 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
wonderful song, fascinating man- once more ;)
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :rose:
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LucretiaROUGE Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Elegent, beautiful, amazing :)
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconkarinanovak:
karinanovak Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011   General Artist
longing? im still trying to read your expressions. i know it has nothing to do with anything but you have really long fingers, i never realized.its suits you well. makes you even more delicate then i imagined.use it.
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep, that's pretty much it. I never quite got Florence's relationship with love, whether she longs for or tries to escape from it. But at least she has some sort of relationship with it, which I totally lack.
As for my fingers, I've been playing piano for some 8 years, that's probably the reason. And you're going to see them in greater detail in the next photo. ;)
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karinanovak Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011   General Artist
i should have guessed that much :) and promise? *puppy eyes*
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I do, just wait some 10 minutes for the submission! ;)
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:iconkarinanovak:
karinanovak Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011   General Artist
ohh! you could have said that before! such an evil evil boy! *runs to check*
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Dark-Sapphire-Lotus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Once again you blew me out of the water (pun intended)... Youre amazingly talented and never fail to make very thoughtprovoking meaningful photos... I am definitely inspired to work harder to be better at my own modeling every time I see your new material...Thank you for posting!
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks to you for your kind comment! Reading that my work is inspirational to fellow artists is one of the most rewarding things to me! :hug:
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Dark-Sapphire-Lotus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Youre very welcome! Keep up the amazing work
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:iconmirtklaar:
MirtKlaar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ecco perché mi sembrava di conoscere quelle rocce, quell'acqua :)
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sei stato ad Alghero? :0
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