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The Smiths 'Suffer Little Children' - animated video

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Uploaded on Aug 16, 2007

An animated video, inspired by The Smiths' 1984 song 'Suffer Little Children' and by The Moors Murders (1963-1965, in Manchester).
I created my own interpretation of these sad events in a series of drawings. By cutting and pasting these into a ppt-file and setting it to the song, I created this moody but respectful piece... Hope you can appreciate.

Over the moor, take me to the moor
Dig a shallow grave
And I'll lay me down
Over the moor, take me to the moor
Dig a shallow grave
And I'll lay me down

Lesley-Anne, with your pretty white beads
Oh John, you'll never be a man
And you'll never see your home again
Oh Manchester, so much to answer for

Edward, see those alluring lights ?
Tonight will be your very last night
A woman said : "I know my son is dead
I'll never rest my hands on his sacred head"

Hindley wakes and Hindley says :
Hindley wakes, Hindley wakes, Hindley wakes, and says :
"Oh, wherever he has gone, I have gone"

But fresh lilaced moorland fields
Cannot hide the stolid stench of death
Fresh lilaced moorland fields
Cannot hide the stolid stench of death

Hindley wakes and says :
Hindley wakes, Hindley wakes, Hindley wakes, and says :
"Oh, whatever he has done, I have done"

But this is no easy ride
For a child cries :
"Oh, find me ... find me, nothing more
We are on a sullen misty moor
We may be dead and we may be gone
But we will be, we will be, we will be, right by your side
Until the day you die
This is no easy ride
We will haunt you when you laugh
Yes, you could say we're a team
You might sleep
You might sleep
You might sleep
BUT YOU WILL NEVER DREAM !
Oh, you might sleep
BUT YOU WILL NEVER DREAM !
You might sleep
BUT YOU WILL NEVER DREAM !"

Oh Manchester, so much to answer for
Oh Manchester, so much to answer for

Oh, find me, find me !
Find me !
I'll haunt you when you laugh
Oh, I'll haunt you when you laugh
You might sleep
BUT YOU WILL NEVER DREAM !
Oh ...
Over the moors, I'm on the moor
Oh, over the moor
Oh, the child is on the moor

My other animated videos can be seen here:
youtube/watch?v=6leZFkO_Djs (R.E.M. - Houston)
youtube/watch?v=3Gr5xn5_5J0 (Eels - Rock Hard Times)
youtube/watch?v=7ENgTEXdx2o (Eels - Flower)
youtube/watch?v=mdYif7TBl64 (The Smiths - Suffer Little Children)
youtube/watch?v=1IL0gfbuBRs (The Smiths - This Night Has Opened My Eyes)
youtube/watch?v=mTL56eMBK0o (Gorki - Wij Houden Stand)
youtube/watch?v=aYp5v--FPFI (Gorki - Een Oude Zanger)

Words/Music: Morrissey & Marr 1984
Art Design: B. Proost 2007

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