"[My relationships were] like I was in these movies where the script was only half-written. When I’d get to the end of this half-script, the other actors wanted me to ad lib. But I had never gotten the hang of that. That’s why these movies were always box-office failures. Six of them in the past twenty years. I always blew the lines." ~ from my horrible first novel "Learn How To Pretend." (unpublished)(obviously)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hard Times Come Again No More ~ Stephen Foster

Let us pause in life's pleasures
and count it's many tears
While we all sup sorrow with the poor
There's a song that will linger
forever in our ears
Oh, hard times come again no more

Tis the song, the sigh of the weary
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered
around my cabin door
Oh, hard times come again no more

While we seek mirth and beauty
and music light and gay
There are frail forms fainting at the door
Though their voices are silent
Their pleading looks will say
Oh, hard times come again no more

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