"Bitter Tears" as written by Andrew Charles Farriss and Michael Kelland Hutchence....
In the mist
Of my endless search
The best in life
Becomes clear

The rest just begins
To fade by itself
That's a trick I learned
Though it took so long

Bitter tears taste so sweet
I'm seeing my way
For the first time in years
When the love around
Begins to suffer
And you can't find love
In one
In one another
Push away those bitter tears
Bitter tears

And I thought I was doing no wrong
And I thought I was doing no wrong

In the hour
Of your needs
Lips are trembling
Cause your gonna be free
Realize what were doing here
The time is right to kill your fears

Bitter tears taste so sweet
I'm seeing my way
For the first time in years
When the love around
Begins to suffer
And you can't find love
In one
In one another
Push away those bitter tears
Bitter tears

An I though I was doing no wrong
Push away those bitter tears
That's what they call doing no wrong
That's what they call doing no wrong

Push away those bitter tears [Repeat: x3]

That's what they call doing no wrong


Lyrics submitted by ms_gurr

"Bitter Tears" as written by Andrew Farriss Michael Hutchence

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    General CommentI find this about a relationship that wasn't working out for the best, and the realisation that it has to end.
    Artemisianon May 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti always thought of this song to be about getting over someone. finally seeing clearly and realizing ur better off moving on.
    shakilon September 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a relationship which is fated to flop just because her resentment ('bitter tears') upon him has become stronger than her love for him indeed while he has insisted on being with her until this moment when he has finally realized how rusty their initial chemistry is. He thought actually he has always been a good lover to her but he was totally wrong about this ("And I thought I was doing no wrong").

    In relation to the 1st part of the lyrics, I think he's saying to himself that all his tries for trying to save this relationship were unsuccessful and now he has realised that it's time to getting out of it since he deserves to live a relationship full of love ('the best in life') again, despite the fact he still feels love for her, but now he can believe this feeling will die as soon as he starts a new freshing romance ("The rest just begins / To fade by itself"). He was lost in a 'mist' where he simply couldn't see how loveless their relationship was on the last times, thus it's not worth it anymore... He was actually hesitating about leaving her since it didn't seem an easy thing for doing it, but now he can see how much this will be good for both of them.

    "In the hour
    Of your needs
    Lips are trembling
    Cause your gonna be free
    Realise what were doing here
    The time is right to kill your fears"

    At the same time, on this 2nd part he's convincing her to release him from this relationship, since they were just hurting each other ("Realise what were doing here"). Then she cries ("Lips are trembling"), but she'll be free too if she win her own fears to start another relationship.


    "Push away those bitter tears
    Thats what they call doing no wrong"

    On these last 2 lines, he concludes that what she did wrong was to use emotional blackmail for keeping him together with her for such a long time. Then he said to her "Get a new life for yourself, girl, 'cos I'm taking another ship!".
    circusjuggleron October 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"all his tries for trying to save this relationship". Ouch! That's really redundant... I shoud write "all his tries to save this relationship". Sorry
    circusjuggleron October 30, 2006   Link

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