"Laugh, I Nearly Died" The Rolling Stones

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© John Linton
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To All The Lyrics I've Loved Before (Round 2)

A composite of two pics:

The Temple of Lindian Athena on the island of Rhodes

A sleeping passenger on the Amtrak from Westerly, RI to NYC

nö's song lyrics:

"I've been travelling but I don't know where

I've been missing you but you just don't care

And I've been wandering, I've seen Greece and Rome

Lost in the wilderness, so far from home

Yeah, yeah

I've been to Africa, looking for my soul

And I feel like an actor looking for a role

I've been in Arabia, I've seen a million stars

Been sipping champagne on the boulevards - yes

I'm so sick and tired

Trying to turn the tide, yeah

So I'll say my goodbye

Laugh, laugh

I nearly died

I've been down to India, but it froze my bones

I'm living for the city, but I'm all alone

I've been travelling, but I don't know where

I've been wandering, but I just don't care

I hate to be denied

How you hurt my pride

I feel pushed aside

But laugh, laugh, laugh

I nearly died

Been travelling far and wide

Wondering who's going to be my guide

Living in a fantasy but it's way too far

But this kind of loneliness is way too hard

I've been wandering, feeling all alone

I lost my direction and I lost my home...Well

I'm so sick and tired

Now I'm on the slide

Feeling so despised

When you laugh, laugh

I almost died

(Been travelling far and wide

Wondering who's going to be my guide)"

Thanks to Penny Nannini for the spotlight.

120 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    I love the Stones!!!!!!!! This is an incredible SP John. Just when I think you can't top my favorite one...you do. Awesome.

  • Megan Green

    Megan Green gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    Really digging the double exposure.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    You are becoming quite the expert at this technique!

  • Kevin House

    Kevin House gave props (12 Nov 2009):


  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    WOW!!! This is really awesome John!!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    this is amazing! great combination of images and words...


    JOE FAILK gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    Super Composition!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    Superimposed shot! I can totally relate to those lyrics. Excellent!

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (12 Nov 2009):


  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    This is incredible!!!!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    John, this is surely a "Top 10" in this long and celebrated series. And just six weeks ago you expressed concern that you might be running out of ideas! Not true . . .

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    Gulliver revisited; and the Stones are worth revisiting too. Great image!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    Very original! Well done.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    Outstanding image processing and textual presentation, John!!

  • nö

    nö (Deleted) gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    this is amazing, really! a wonderful interpretation! i'm so glad you're the one who interpretated my lyrics, i ADORE it.

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    Waaaay into surreal here, John.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    Wow John look at you go! Great work on this!

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    Perfect visual interpretation of the lyrics John!....You just keep getting better and better!!!!!!!!!

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ said (12 Nov 2009):

    Good One John!!

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    This is BEAUTIFUL John!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    Fatally Fantastic......!!!!! ;)

  • Andrew R. Weston

    Andrew R. Weston (Deleted) said (12 Nov 2009):

    Wow! That's great!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    Totally cool shot. Great words.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    Oh wow,,this takes the cake,,it has just replaced my previous fave..lol..

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    way cool!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    outstanding, well done!!!!

  • Nicole DeVita

    Nicole DeVita gave props (12 Nov 2009):


  • Tricia Louvar

    Tricia Louvar said (12 Nov 2009):

    sooooooo fierce.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    wow!!! this is fantastic John!!! love it!

  • Chrisso Newton

    Chrisso Newton (Deleted) gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    Sweet pic, John!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (13 Nov 2009):


  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (13 Nov 2009):


  • Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker   gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    It just doesn't get better than this. Great comp.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    I love this photo, and I love the lyrics! Nicely done.

  • Desiree Adams

    Desiree Adams gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    Fantastic Brava!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    Again like the others--very creative

  • Didi Witchard

    Didi Witchard gave props (14 Nov 2009):


  • Grég Soss

    Grég Soss gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    Trés fort.

  • Adam Malthaner

    Adam Malthaner (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    this is so perfect man ! i love it.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (25 Nov 2009):

    Phantastic. dp

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (25 Nov 2009):


  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (25 Nov 2009):

    its a great one!

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (26 Nov 2009):

    WOWOWOWOW!!! I'm floored John this is fantastic!! Canvas worthy!

  • ina:botao

    ina:botao (Deleted) said (27 Nov 2009):

    First class entry, John!!!!!

  • Cindy Mikulski

    Cindy Mikulski gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    wow, super nice, perfect!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (29 Nov 2009):


  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (6 Dec 2009):

    I agree with Gail, she explained this entry perfectly! Great work John!

  • Victor Ursabia

    Victor Ursabia said (21 Dec 2009):


  • Bill Van Gelder

    Bill Van Gelder gave props (25 Dec 2009):

    This is a terrific image.

  • Nancy Spencer

    Nancy Spencer said (5 Feb 2010):

    Total artistic expression

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) said (2 Mar 2010):



    JOE FAILK gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    Back to vote!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    BTV Mate.

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    back to vote

  • Tridibesh Sanyal

    Tridibesh Sanyal said (3 Mar 2010):

    This got my vote.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    back to vote.

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (3 Mar 2010):

    WOW! An outstanding image and theme entry. It got my vote!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    I came back to vote.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster said (4 Mar 2010):


  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    Voted!! Rockin it.

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    still love this one so I'm back for the + vote :)

  • Camille Javal

    Camille Javal gave props (5 Mar 2010):

    Great composite! I also used a Stone's song, but I love your interpretation! Manifique! Love how you posted all the song lyrics as well!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (6 Mar 2010):

    Wow...this is so incredible, John. Love it! Voted.

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    Just wonderful, voted

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (8 Mar 2010):

    I love this image, John. You certainly chose the perfect song to go with it. voted.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (9 Mar 2010):


  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (9 Mar 2010):

    back to vote on this fabulous work of art!

  • Carlos Tesla

    Carlos Tesla said (9 Mar 2010):

    nice double exposition! voted!

  • Nasera S.

    Nasera S. gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    WOW.... I just loved this image... Fntastic... Voted!!!!

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (11 Mar 2010):


  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    Cool composite!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (11 Mar 2010):

    Wow....like a dream sequence....super images.

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    Don't know HOW the Hell I missed this one. LOVE it. + vote

  • HorseWithNoName

    HorseWithNoName   gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    Fantastic !!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    Wow! Very creative...You have my vote!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    Awesome. You have a winner here.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (13 Mar 2010):

    I find this whole entry very moving - wonderful...

  • Michel Vaque

    Michel Vaque gave props (13 Mar 2010):

    yes!! my vote !

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) said (13 Mar 2010):

    B T V

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (13 Mar 2010):


  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    Hey I love listening this shot. Heu, I'm mean watching this song... ^^^anyway that's a good feeling. Then here is my vote.!!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    My vote!!!

  • alex hernandez

    alex hernandez said (15 Mar 2010):

    wow!! nice multiple exposure...

    what did you do here?? i like it very much!!


  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (16 Mar 2010):

    One of your best John so well done !!

  • Kiran G

    Kiran G gave props (16 Mar 2010):

    CoOl .............. Yeah Flying RAD .............. VoteD

  • Olivier Scher

    Olivier Scher gave props (17 Mar 2010):

    I'm the 100th voter ;-) Congratulation for this picture John !

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers gave props (17 Mar 2010):

    Nice Shot... GMV

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (19 Mar 2010):

    how did i ever miss this - fantastic and my vote!

  • Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith gave props (20 Mar 2010):

    Very well composed. Vote.

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (21 Mar 2010):

    It's an Incredibly well done image. I was trying to do a three-image overlay and could not seem to get it. Once again, you inspire me, John. "Yeah!" R

  • Dianna Rojas

    Dianna Rojas gave props (22 Mar 2010):

    I am loving this one !

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (22 Mar 2010):

    Wonderful! back to vote yes!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (22 Mar 2010):

    I haven't seen this before,,,superb,,my vote

  • Georges Maroun

    Georges Maroun gave props (22 Mar 2010):

    Yeah.!!!! Super sensitive....

  • Nick Blair

    Nick Blair gave props (24 Mar 2010):

    Voted... rad bro!

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    GMV - great shot(s).

  • Nima Karimi

    Nima Karimi gave props (31 Mar 2010):


  • Isa Silva

    Isa Silva said (31 Mar 2010):

    goodgood i like

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) gave props (1 Apr 2010):

    beautiful image! certainly a yeah!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    As always, most EXCELLENT!

  • Allan Meek

    Allan Meek (Deleted) gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    This is fantastic John, really well blended and the lyrics are complemented by the image. One of your best in my opinion.

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    OH yeah totally & vot´d.

  • Debraj Bhattacharya

    Debraj Bhattacharya gave props (7 Apr 2010):


  • s w

    s w gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    wow I adore this shot! great composition and feeling to this one. no doubt my vote!

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    Super Theme Entry: YEAH !!!

  • Vladan Djordjevic

    Vladan Djordjevic gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    Terrific image and idea! Yeah!

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (20 Apr 2010):

    Back to vote!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (22 Apr 2010):

    well done! yes!

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (26 Apr 2010):

    Really amazing ! My vote !

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley gave props (5 May 2010):

    This theme was made especially for you! Well done!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (8 May 2010):

    this is a super great shot! Excellent job! voted

  • LaShawna Jones

    LaShawna Jones gave props (15 May 2010):

    nice job!

  • adniloj

    adniloj said (23 May 2010):

    voting again for the +

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz (Deleted) gave props (25 May 2010):


  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (25 May 2010):

    BTV!!! RAD!!

  • Julie V McKinney

    Julie V McKinney gave props (27 May 2010):

    Wow this is beautiful! Definately got my vote very neat affect!

  • francesco scipioni

    francesco scipioni gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    back to vote!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (8 Jun 2010):

    One of my all-time favorite images on this site....I think I will vote for it...yes...RAD!

  • petey whitelaw

    petey whitelaw gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    yes. rad. too.

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    Little Miss Sunshine (Deleted) gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Excellent work! Perfect for the theme!

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