A few days ago, Flynn showed me all these ultra-emo illustrations of drowning wolves that populate DeviantArt, and they seem to go so well with the Mountain Goats song “No Children,” but not perfectly. I mean, the lines “I am drowning, there is no sign of land, you are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand” would make a great painting. Way better than just a lonely drowning wolf. A drowning wolf just says “everything sucks.” On the other hand, a drowning person pulling the rescuers down with him — that adds action and irony.
If you wanted to be particularly clever you could start with a reference to a certain other hand-in-unlovable-hand moment.