From the recording A Deep Oasis
We had the good fortune of meeting Krista Detor, the talented singer/songwriter who penned "Rich Man's Life", in Horst Netherlands last April the evening she performed at Cafe Cambrinus. Her show was fabulous, and afterwards we spent some time with this beautiful lady from Indianapolis and gave her a copy of our version of her song. Rich Man's Life is a rainbow of imagery and wistfulness. I loved it from the minute I heard it. ls
Is it the grey or the rain or the bright red poncho
on the man selling oranges in the street below?
From a horse-drawn cart he's calling out to the people
"Got a cart full of oranges and a red poncho"
So who is the seller - did he come from the country
Is he nice to the pony, does he smile at his wife?
In the rain is he wishing for a green umbrella
and a roll of tobacco and a rich man's life?
A rich man's life with the green umbrella
and a roll of tobacco and a rich man's fun
A rich man's life with the sharp black edges
and the clean white columns rising up to the sun
Is it the gray or the rain or the man and his pony
Makes me watch from the terrace through the wine in the glass
He's calling out to the people from the bright red poncho
While the soft rain dances where the rich men pass
He's calling out to the people, 'Come and try my oranges
sweet sweet orange' pulling out his knife
He cuts a slice of the orange, reaches out to the lady
With the blue shoe buckles and a rich man's life