Art is Long

by Diane Hurst

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a song about the enduring nature of art

Ars Longa vita brevis (Latin for "art is long, life is short")

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ART IS LONG

Verse 1
VAN GOGH, CEZANNE, MONET, GAUGIN
FILLING UP THEIR CANVASES WITH PIGMENTS AND PLANS
THEY KNEW THE TIME WAS NOW FOR THEM TO TAKE A CHANCE
WE CAN SEE THEIR PAINTINGS IN MUSEUMS IN FRANCE
BECAUSE . . .

Chorus
LIFE IS SHORT, ART IS LONG
WHO CARES IF THE WORLD’S GONNA FADE AWAY
WHEN YOU HAVE A SONG
‘CAUSE THE MUSES FILL OUR DAYS WITH THINGS THAT WE CAN PASS ALONG
OH, LIFE IS SHORT, ART IS LONG

Verse2
BEETHOVEN, J.S. BACH, AND THE BEATLES, TOO
THEY BECAME CLASSICS EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE THROUGH
PROB’LY THEIR MUSIC WILL BE PLAYING IN TWO THOUSAND NINETY-TWO
ALONG WITH ALL THE POPULAR ARTISTS WHO ARE NEW
BECAUSE . . .

(to chorus)

Verse 3
IF YOU’RE SO INSPIRED, IF YOU’RE SO INCLINED
JUST SET ASIDE THE DRUDGERY OF THE DAILY GRIND
LET YOUR IMAGINATION OVERTAKE YOUR MIND
MAKE SOMETHING CREATIVE FOR OTHERS TO FIND
(To chorus)

DIANE HURST © 2016

www.DianeHurstMusic.com

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released November 12, 2016
composed, performed and produced by Diane Hurst

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Diane Hurst Washington

I'm a singer-songwriter. For the past 5 years, I've been writing songs in a variety of genres: folk/Americana, children's music, gospel/Christian music, and also some mostly happy blues

www.dianehurstmusic.com

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