Mrs. Hemingway

Album: The Age Of Miracles (2010)
  • We packed up our books and our dishes
    Our dreams and your worsted wool suits
    We sailed on the eighth of December
    Farewell old Hudson River
    Here comes the sea
    And love was as new and as bright and as true
    When I loved you and you loved me

    Two steamer trunks in the carriage
    Safe arrival we cabled back home
    It was just a few days before Christmas
    We filled our stockings with wishes and walked for hours
    Arm and arm through the rain, to the glassed-in cafe
    That held us like hot house flowers

    Living in Paris, in attics and garrets
    Where the coal merchants climb every stair
    The dance hall next door is filled with sailors and whores
    And the music floats up through the air
    There's Sancerre and oysters, cathedrals and cloisters
    And time with its unerring aim
    For now we can say we were lucky most days
    And throw a rose into the Seine

    Love is the greatest deceiver
    It hollows you out like a drum
    And suddenly nothing is certain
    As if all the clouds closed the curtains
    And blocked the sun
    And friends now are strangers in this city of danger
    As cold and as cruel as they come

    Sometimes I look at old pictures
    And smile at how happy we were
    How easy it was to be hungry
    It wasn't for fame or for money
    It was for love
    And now my copper hair's grey
    As the stone on the quay
    In the city where magic was

    Living in Paris, in attics and garrets
    Where the coal merchants climb every stair
    The dance hall next door is filled with sailors and whores
    And the music floats up through the air
    There's Sancerre and oysters, and Notre Dame's cloisters
    And time with its unerring aim
    For now we can say we were lucky most days
    And throw a rose into the Seine
    Now I can say I was lucky most days
    And throw a rose into the Seine Writer/s: MARY CARPENTER
    Publisher: MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER DBA WHY WALK MUSIC
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