The songs are all out there in the ether. See 'em? I suppose that Oscar Wilde invented my job. You know, be the art. Of course not many since old Oscar have been anywhere nearly as good at it.
Some of my favorites have been Gorgeous George, Harry the Hipster, Annie Oakley, Muhammad Ali, Tiny Tim and Lord Buckley. It's a crowded field and there is absolutely no demand and no security. No gold watch, no big pension plan.
On the other hand, you never have to worry about a resume and you can't really oversleep.
Romance may, indeed, conquer desire but nothing beats love. Give it all you've got. Make sure that regrets don't dim your spirit.