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Sad Young Men Drinking in the Bar

RoyAllen Hunt

Joined May 2008

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The “Art Inspired by Written Words” Group on 11/20/11
The “All Out Emotion” Group on 11/24/11
The “Painter’s Universe” Group on 11/28/11 The “Diversuality-Queer & Gender Playground” Group on 11/30/11

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Acrylic, oil pastels and enamel on 20″ × 24 canvas panel. Inspired by the vocal performance of Dame Shirley Bassey, the words of Landsman & Wolf and the memory of my late friend Casey with whom I shared so much of my youth as a “Sad Young Man” listening to the Dame’s recordings. I miss you Casey!

Ballad of the Sad Young Men
Songwriters: Frances Landsman, Jr., Thomas J. Wolf

Sing a song of sad young men, glasses full of rye
All the news is bad again, kiss your dreams goodbye

All the sad young men, sitting in the bars
Knowing neon nights, and missing all the stars

All the sad young men, drifting through the town
Drinking up the night, trying not to drown

All the sad young men, singing in the cold
Trying to forget, that they’re growing old
All the sad young men, choking on their youth
Trying to be brave, running from the truth

Autumn turns the leaves to gold, slowly dies the heart
Sad young men are growing old, that’s the cruelest part

All the sad young men, seek a certain smile
Someone they can hold, for just a little while

Tired little girl, does the best she can
Trying to be gay, for a sad young man
While a grimy moon, watches from above
All the sad young men, who play at making love

Misbegotten moon shine for sad young men
Let your gentle light guide them home again
All the sad, sad, sad, young men

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