Is the struggle and strife we find in this life really worthwhile after all?
I’ve been wishing today I could just run away,
Out where the west winds call.
With someone like you, a pal good and true,
I’d like to leave it all behind, and go and find someplace that’s known to God alone,
Just a spot to call our own.
We’ll find perfect peace, where joys never cease, out there beneath a kindly sky,
We’ll build a sweet little nest somewhere in the west,
And let the rest of the world go by.
Is the future to hold just struggles for gold
While the real world waits outside,
Away out on the breast of the wonderful west,
Across the great divide?
Brennan, J. Keirn; Ball, Ernest R.; and Witmark, M. & Sons, "Let The Rest Of The World Go By" (1919). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1891.
The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.