"Bitter Sweet" as written by Andrew Edwin Mackay and Bryan Ferry....
Well this is such
A sad affair
I've opened up my heart
So many times
But now it's closed
Oh my dear
Every salted tear
It wrings

Bitter, sweet applause
But when the show's in full swing
Every once in a while
High stepping chorus lines
Mean I'm forgetting
Mein lullaby, liebchen
How rich in contrast
Love can be

Sometimes I'm quite amused
To see it twist and turn
To taste, both sweet and dry
These vintage years!
Lovers you consume, my friend
As others their wine

Nein, das ist nicht
Das ende der welt
Gestrandet an leben und kunst
Und das spiel geht weiter
Wie man weiss
Noch viele schönste, wiedershen

And now, as you turn to leave
You try to force a smile,
As if to compensate,
Then you break down and cry


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"Bitter Sweet" as written by Andrew Edwin Mackay Andrew Mackay

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  • +1
    General Commentthis song is extremely dope.
    paaaaaaaaaaaigeon March 05, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe breaks with the German lyrics have a Brechtian feel to them - kind of a Threepenny Opera sound.
    Also reminds me of Jim Whats His Name(that dead guy with the Doors)singing "show me the way to the next whisky bar"...

    Yes - definitely a Brechtian sense of conscious reflection on the spectacle. That's what it is....
    NomadMonadon February 17, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentDang - first you people call me a dope, then you call Jim Morrison an asshole.

    My my, such unmitigated hostility here at Song Meanies...
    NomadMonadon March 19, 2014   Link

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