Check this out:
A french painter named Guy Paquet did a painting series based on songs by Jacques Brel. And damn! He did an excellent job. Not only they're incredible paintings, but he also managed to amazingly potray the mood of the songs. Just the paintings for "Jef", "J'Arrive" and "Madeleine" speaks without words. This guy just earned my respect.
And if you're not familiar with Brel... well, what the hell are you waiting? :P