Digital abstract painting - A psychedelic lion and bear disco dancing
Digital abstract painting - A psychedelic lion and bear disco dancing
Dimensions: 7000 x 5000 px
Painted: 2017

Somewhere out in a clearing in the woods a lion and a bear have crossed paths. At first they square off, looking to challenge one another for control over this patch of turf. Suddenly a wizard appears – he is wearing a red and blue robe and has a purple and yellow leather sack slung from his shoulder. He gestures to each of the animals. “Now listen here you too. I am fed up with all this aggression between the two of you alpha beasts!”, he starts, “Now I want you two fine creatures of God to get along in harmony. And to accomplish this – I want you to eat some of these mushrooms!”

The animals agree and tentatively eat some of the mushrooms from the wizards hand. After a few minutes the wizard has fed the creatures all the mushrooms he had in his sack.

The lion and the bear let out a loud belch before each returning to the edge of the clearing to take some rest. The wizard then starts singing a song and doing a strange dance. The lyrics are as follows –

Your pretty ladies around the world
Got a weird thing to show you
So tell all the boys and girls
Tell your brother, your sister and your mamma too
we’re about to go down
And you know just what to do
Wave your hands in the air like you don’t care
Glide by the people as they start to look and stare
Do your dance, do your dance, do your dance quick mamma
Come on baby tell me what’s the word

Word up everybody says
When you hear the call you’ve got to get it underway
Word up it’s the code word
No matter where you say it you know that you’ll be heard

Now all you sucker DJ’s who think you’re fly
There’s got to be a reason and we know the reason why
Why you put on those airs and you act real cool
Got to realize that you’re acting like fools
If there’s music we can use it
You’re free to dance
We don’t have the time for psychological romance
No romance, no romance, no romance for me mamma
Come on baby tell me what’s the word

Word up everybody says
When you hear the call you’ve got to get it underway

Dial L for love, Dial L for love, Dial L for love
W.O.R.D. UP, W.O.R.D. UP, W.O.R.D. UP, W.O.R.D. UP

Yeh you sucker DJ’s who think you’re fly
There’s got to be a reason and we know the reason why
Why you put on those airs and you act real cool
Got to realize that you’re acting like fools
Give us music we can use it, yes, we can dance
We dont have no time for psychological romance
No romance, no romance, no romance for me mamma
Come on baby tell me what’s the word

Word up everybody says
When you hear the call you’ve got to get it underway
Word up it’s the code word
No matter where you say it you know that you’ll be heard

Word up everybody says
When you hear the call you’ve got to get it underway
Word up it’s the code word
No matter where you say it you know that you’ll be heard

Then abruptly the wizard finishes and skips off. By now the lion and the bear are totally feeling the effects of the psychedelic mushrooms. So the two proud, alpha beasts rise up and begin to dance to the disco music that only they can hear in their heads. They dance for many hours before deciding to head off in their own separate directions with a fuzzy head.

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