Hemingway’s World (1986)

Hemingway’s world is the world of the strong
Where the night is as young as the bar tab is long
And a warm night wind blows off the ocean
A man is a man and a woman’s a friend
You can love ’til her loveliness comes to an end
Beauty’s the surest sign of devotion
And the night wind sings
And the night wind sings
And the night wind sings

Words on the page from the mind, from the heart
You must strip them away, you must tear them apart
Grace under pressure has no fear but one
When the words will not come and youth fades away
And you’re sick of the night and you can’t stand the light of the day
Night wind blows cold
You turn away
And the night wind sings
And the night wind sings
And the night wind sings

Hemingway’s world is the world of the strong
But what do you do when your strength is all gone?
The night wind sings your song

Copyright ©1994, 1988 by Lee Krähenbühl / Found Space Music. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission. Permissions: LeeKrahenbuhl@aol.com.

Composed: Eugene, Oregon, Summer 1988

First public performance: Highland Avenue Coffeehouse, Elgin, Illinois, Spring 1992

Notes: I was reading a lot of Hemingway.

Recordings:
Lee Krähenbühl, Thirsty (1994)

David Frantz and Lee Krähenbühl, Living Room (2006)
Listen to the Living Room arrangement via YouTube

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