"Bitters End" as written by and Bryan Ferry....
At last the crimson chord cascades
To shower dry cordials within
Too late to leap the chocolate gate
Pale fountains fizzing forth pink gin

While destiny begins to fly
The farmyard chorus sings its wake
Upstanding anthem to the sky
Too soon to realize their fate

You were the raven of October (bizarre)
I knew the sign you flew around (bizarre)
Up in the air so high above me
Never needed to look down

I never thought I'd be a rover
I didn't even look around
But now I know you've found another
So will someone please find me

Give now the host his claret cup
And watch Madeira's farewell drink
Note his reaction acid sharp
Should make the cognoscenti think

Lyrics submitted by endofthelinejoel

"Bitters End" as written by Bryan Ferry

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    My InterpretationThe song is so great; can't believe no one has commented. If you listen closely, it has the same beat as Ben E. King's "Stand By Me," which is probably deliberate. From what I can tell, the lyrics are actually making fun of 60's "everything's alright" type of songs, while drawing on them at the same time. That understanding seems to go well with the overall feel of the album, which is slightly reminiscent of 50's and 60's rock.
    iholdthelineon August 23, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationSounds a lot like Animal Farm :p
    ianstuarton November 05, 2013   Link

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