"Hemingway's Whiskey" as written by Guy Clark, Joe Leathers and Ray Stephenson....
Hemingway's whiskey, warm and smooth and mean
Even when it burns, it'll always finish clean
He didn't like it watered down, he took it straight up and neat
If it was bad enough for him, you know it's bad enough for me

Hemingway's whiskey

Ah, it's tough out there, a good muse is hard to find
Living one word to the next, one line at a time
There's more to life than whiskey, there's more to words than rhyme
Sometimes nothing works, sometimes nothing shines

Like Hemingway's whiskey

Sail away, sail away, three sheets to the wind
Live hard, die hard, this one's for him

Hemingway's whiskey, warm and smooth and mean
Even when it burns, it'll always finish clean
He didn't like it watered down, he took it straight up and neat
If it was bad enough for him, you know it's bad enough for me

Hemingway's whiskey
Hemingway's whiskey
Hemingway's whiskey


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"Hemingway's Whiskey" as written by Guy Clark, Joe Leathers, Ray Stephenson

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    General CommentPretty sure this was a cover, but its such a powerful song.
    gaudry2ron July 18, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationSounds to me like he's talking about songwriting, and comparing it to live. Living word to word, line to line. How many of us are living that way? We've lost control of our life with no idea what's around the corner. More to words than rhyme, there's more to life than living it the way other people want you to. And of course the song centers around Hemingway's heavy drinking and depression during his life, and is actually somewhat of a tribute to him.
    twilliams1755on November 27, 2011   Link

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