Lover Man

I huddled in the cold, rainy wind and watched everything across the sad vineyards of October in the valley. My mind was filled with that great song “Lover Man” as Billie Holiday sings it; I had my own concert in the bushes. “Someday we’ll meet, and you’ll dry all my tears, and whisper sweet, little things in my ear, hugging and a-kissing, oh what we’ve been missing, Lover Man, oh where can you be …” It’s not the words so much as their great harmonic tune and the way Billie sings it, like a woman stroking her man’s hair in soft lamplight.

Jack Kerouac, On the Road.

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One Response to “Lover Man”

  1. Rob Ivison Says:

    caught the recent movie version of On the Road whilst travelling. rather enjoyed it. it felt true to the book – i was transported to the moment i first read it. i recommend you see it, particularly if you happen to be travelling.

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