"The Bitter End" as written by Tim Kasher, Matthew Ryan Maginn, Clint Frederick Schnase and Ted James Stevens....
When the bitter end arrives,
Will we be at war or sadly, madly in love?
Will we beg for one more night?
Or will we have our bags packed
Waiting at the door?

When the bitter end arrives,
Will it be a finish line or a starting gate?
Brass and pearl, or maggots and dirt --
Bittersweet or just desserts?

When you didn't answer your phone
I knew there was something wrong;
You'd been a wreck all week.
When it's unbearable,
The more unavailable the world can often seem

When the bitter end arrives,
Will we be exhausted or will we toss and turn?
Will we claw out our eyes?
Or will we simply close them
And let sleep seep in?

When your bitter end arrived
You could've at least
Chicken-scratched some cliched note:
"on the razor's edge",
"at the end of your rope",
"the bitter pills you just had to swallow."

When you didn't answer your phone
Suddenly the last time we spoke
Became the last time we spoke.
What would I have said if I knew
Just how desperate the situation was?

But I know that I knew --
Such overstated clues --
You stopped eating, kept drinking,
Stopped showing up for work.
When you're alone, did you utter dying words?

Why'd the bitter end have to come?
Why'd the bitter end have to come for you?
So sad, so soon.
When your bitter end came around,
Did you wonder how your sentence would sound?
An exclamation or a question mark?!






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"The Bitter End" as written by Matthew Ryan Maginn Clint Frederick Schnase

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    General CommentAnyone want to upload these to a a yousendit or the like, I would very much appreciate that.
    Knife2aGunFighton July 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI got the single now, Pretty sure this sonfg is about suicide, and proably would have fit well into Happy Hollow.
    a correction
    "Wonder how your sentence would SOUND.."
    Knife2aGunFighton July 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are amazing, as usual for Tim. So much if it is clever, and so damn heartbreaking.

    I love this part; "When you didn't answer your phone, suddenly the last time we spoke was the last time we spoke." Very, very clever.

    Tim owns.
    proposalson July 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh, and just a minor correction he says, "When you're alone, DID you utter dying words?"
    proposalson July 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjust amazing...
    niokaon January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIts not about suicide you dumbass. Its about the Apocalypse. Its on an EP for a CD that is so religiously charged that the intro song calls the 14 songs of the album "14 Hymns for the Heathen". The bitter end is the end of the world. "brass and pearl or maggots and dirt" = heaven or hell...yadda yadda. And two corrections
    "PROBABLY" and "SONG"
    GoodSectson April 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGoodSects, there's no need to be that rude. And to correct you, it's NOT about the Apocalypse. It's about the afterlife, whether there's something after death or not. And the last half of the song is Tim dealing with the suicide of a friend.
    Mellow_Harsheron April 25, 2007   Link

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