"Bitter Taste" as written by Adam Wade Gontier, Neil Sanderson, Brad Walst and Barry Stock....
Just let me say one thing
I've had enough
You're selfish and sorry
You'll never learn how to love
As your world disassembles
Better keep your head up

Your name, your face
Is all you have left now
Betrayed, disgraced
You've been erased

So long, so long
I have erased you
So long, so long
I've wanted to waste you
So long, so long
I have erased you
I have escaped
The bitter taste of you

Just let me clear my head
I think I've had too much
You're so disappointing
But you make good use of it
As your world disassembles
Better keep your head up

Your name, your face
Is all you have left now
Betrayed, disgraced
You've been erased

So long, so long
I have erased you
So long, so long
I've wanted to waste you
So long, so long
I have erased you
I have escaped
The bitter taste of you

Your name, your face
Is all you have left now
Disgraced, betrayed
You've been erased

So long, so long
I have erased you
So long, so long
I've wanted to waste you
So long, so long
I have erased you
I have escaped
The bitter taste
I have escaped
The bitter taste of you


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"Bitter Taste" as written by Barry Stock Adam Gontier

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  • +3
    My InterpretationTo me, this song is certainly not straightforward. I didn't even think of this as being about a relationship that has broken up. This could be about the evolution of one's own personality. We all have many different personas depending on who we interact with. As we mature and become more aware of how we relate to the world, we realize that our old faces and personas were very meaningless in the context of who we have evolved to be in this moment.

    This song could also be taken as an escape from the negative factors that drown you, that pull you away from the higher, lighter aspects of life. A bitter taste results from anything that has oppressed or controlled you (even within your own mind!). The song could signify the recovery that prevails and the remnants that linger.
    SpiritSprinkleson October 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy favorite song on the album. Same great riffs TDG always has.
    guitarplayer180on September 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty straightforward song about a falling out. I'm inclined to say that it's a breakup song, but it could just as easily be about a friend who deserved to be erased from the author's life.
    Synidaeumon September 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. The meaning is pretty obvious. Its about breaking up with someone, feeling like you desperately want them back, but realize you're a lot better without them. I've been there, so I can relate to this song. Again, awesome song.
    DarkAffinityon September 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is undoubtably my favorite song off of this album. It reminds me of a particular ex of mine that was very controlling and possessive, and how I am free from him (have been for a while) and have erased him.

    My favorite line (which is the chorus):
    "Betrayed disgraced, You've been erased. So long, I have erased you. So long, so long... I have escaped the bitter taste of you."

    I also love the guitar solos. Go Barry.
    HELENzon October 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHonestly,
    "You`re so disappointing
    But you make good use of it
    As your world disassembles
    Better keep your head up"
    are some of my favorite lyrics EVER !!!!

    They just don't ever put out bad songs!
    It's like impossible for them


    xo
    itsrachel91on November 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaninggreat song . i think its about a guy and chick breaking up and it hurts him but he is glad she is out of his life cause she treated him like garbage.
    3dgfan90on February 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can play this song on the drums
    slipknot4evaon March 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it just me, or do most of the songs on the new album relate to someone leaving? Do you think something happened between Adam and Naomi?
    xxoriannaon April 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationWell obviously this is about a relationship that has not worked out the way he planned, and it plagued him, but he has/is getting over it by removing the "bitter taste" this girl has left.
    faithrealmon June 04, 2010   Link

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