People say that once you dyed your hair
You started showing up everywhere
Well you're standing tall but you've got nothing at all
So you grab at everything you see

Now the world keeps spinning when you die
Will the lights keep flashing in the sky?
They'll be sighing after normal sights

Drags up baggage, pretend to read
Demand the pages that you'll never read
The sun sets down on your skittish heart
Cedar mile, how it's coming apart?

Now the world keeps spinning when you die
Will the lights keep flashing in the sky?
They'll be sighing after normal sights

Pickled eels, lemon peels
The hired hand picks you something new
Rainbow nights, stunning whites
Stars that shine but don't belong to you
The passive fools by a swimming pool
You'll fit right in with their pathetic grins
Stunning tricks, bottomless pits
You remind me where I don't want to be

Will the lights keep flashing in the sky?
They'll be sighing after normal sights
Now the world keeps spinning when you die


Lyrics submitted by sean7711, edited by smallwonderrobot

(Straight Down To The) Bitter End song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentthis is probably my favorite YLT song.

    blasting it in the spring, driving around jersey.

    fucking incredible.
    caffienatidjazzon April 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"The Bitter End" is an instrumental on the US version of the Beatles "Help!" (a tune from the movie sountrack), one of a number of Beatles references on this album - Paul is dead, and lyrics in Tom Courtenay.
    MamboManon September 05, 2014   Link
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    General CommentIs there a specific story behind these lyrics?

    It looks like it's dedicated as an attack to a certain person, a very cocky one. I imagine it speaks about an arrogant writer who tends to annoy anyone around.
    Alienoon March 12, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Comment"The Bitter End" is an instrumental on the US version of the Beatles "Help!" (a tune from the movie sountrack), one of a number of Beatles references on this album - Paul is dead, and lyrics in Tom Courtenay.
    MamboManon September 05, 2014   Link
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    General Comment"The Bitter End" is an instrumental on the US version of the Beatles "Help!" (a tune from the movie sountrack), one of a number of Beatles references on this album - Paul is dead, and lyrics in Tom Courtenay.
    MamboManon September 05, 2014   Link

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