All I need is a bitter song
To make me better
Much better
All I need to write is a bitter song
To make me better
Much better

It found me to hold me
But I don't like it at all
Won't feed it,
Won't grow it
It's folded in my stomach;
It's not fair,
I found love;
It made me say that.
Get back,
You'll never see daylight;
If I'm not strong it just might.

All I need is a bitter song
To make me better
Much better
All I need to write is a bitter song
To make me better
I feel better
I feel better


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    General CommentSome of the lyrics you put up are wrong :(
    Please fix them. The song is:
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    All I need is a bitter song
    To make me better
    Much better
    All I need to write is a bitter song
    To make me better
    Much better

    It found me to hold me
    But I don't like it at all
    Won't feed it,
    Won't grow it
    It's folded in my stomach;
    It's not fair,
    I found love;
    It made me say that.
    Get back,
    You'll never see daylight;
    If I'm not strong it just might.

    All I need is a bitter song
    To make me better
    Much better
    All I need to write is a bitter song
    To make me better
    I feel better
    I feel better
    *
    This is a beautiful song. She has a really nice voice.

    I see it as her not wanting to fall in love, knowing it would end up making her bitter in the end but, of course, she couldn't help it.

    "It's not fair,
    I found love;
    It made me say that."
    LilyBearon February 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a very soothing song to me. her voice combined with the highs and lows of the piano make me feel peaceful.

    i think she may have been hurt in the past. and had her heart broken, and she has possibly found love again. but she is afraid of pursuing it.

    so she hides her possible love deep, deep inside of herself. but she is struggling against herself, and if she has one "weak" day, her love will see the daylight and have a chance to grow.
    roachfoodon February 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta very powerful song,
    makes me cry

    I heard it on Grey's Anatomys latest episode, it tied in with the episode so much that they used it twice[beginning and end]...which is not usual in shows.
    _disco_on February 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAre you sure you weren't crying because Meredith Grey DIES?! (I bet she'll come back alive and her mom will die instead)
    bugmenot123on February 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I also heard it on Grey's Anatomy. And I downloaded it today...I have listened to it sooo many times.

    Meredith won't die. I made a deal with...myself?? My deal was, if I win my bball game on tuesday, she'll live. we won it. so she has to live. NOT TO MENTION SHE'S THE MAIN CHARACTER!! like, jeez.

    Back to the song, it makes me cry everytime I hear it because it reminds me of her "dieing" (in "" because she won't die). When derek was sitting there, I was just like, omg, you poor thing.

    First time a show/movie/something not real has made me sob. Tears, yes, but sob? I was actually sobbing, it was not pretty. I CAN'T WAIT FOR TOMORROW'S EPISODE!!
    troteron February 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. I've been obsessed with it since I heard it on Grey's Anatomy last week. I wish I could find where to download it! It's tiresome having to go to her myspace all the time! Heh.

    Anyway, I echo what others have said about the meaning behind this song: She's in love, but she's afraid that it's going to end badly.
    MissCadyon February 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is available on ITUNES as of TODAY!!!! YeahhhhhH! The best .99 i have spent this year.:) I think this is about pain from a break up and not wanting to chance that feeling again by recognizing it.
    JoJoLVon February 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, she's saying how she needs to hear a sad song just to know that theres someone else out there who feels as much pain she does. I think that applies to everyone. When i hear this song, it makes sadness a little more bearable knowing i'm not the only one suffering.
    lovesthatcoffeeon May 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti first heard this song back in january, when my friend did her dance piece to it.
    it's such an amazing song.
    kconheadyon March 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    MemoryThis is a very powerful song. Both the lyrics and the music are very specific.

    I believe the meaning of this song represents when you are feeling really depressed and put on slow, sad music and just lie there and cry. In saying "All I need is a bitter song to make me better, much better" it is refering to listening to a sorrowful song when felling down to help you get all your emotions out.
    LoveLivxoxon June 17, 2011   Link

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