"This Bitter Pill" as written by and Christopher Andrew Carrabba....
Walking away
It's not the same as running
Is it to you now
That you've run this in the ground

And you say, "Take this,
This medicine is just what you deserve.
Swallow, choke, and die."

And this bitter pill is leaving you with such an angry mouth
One that's void of all discretion, such an awful tearing sound
With it's measure only equalled by the power of my stare
Glaring over you and over you this feeling of despair is never wearing out

It's wearing off
And it's leaving you
With such a heavy heart
And a head to match

The bottle is waiting
The cap is twisted begging to be used
And so are you

And this bitter pill is leaving you with such an angry mouth
One that's void of all discretion, such an awful tearing sound
With it's measure only equalled by the power of my stare
Glaring over you and over you this feeling of despair is never wearing out

Wearing out
Wearing out
Wearing out
Wearing out
Wearing out


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"This Bitter Pill" as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba

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    General Commentwhen i saw DB live a few yrs ago, he was crying when he sang this song and it touched everyone in the room. (not very much people in there though). I went again last month, he looked at the crowd and laughed and said "last time i came here, barely anyone knew about me..what happened?" but anyways the reason why i like DB so much is cause in his songs, you know exactly how he felt when he wrote it and expresses it well when he sings...he is the real meaning of emo.
    X.kRystLe.Xon January 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthat's why i like dashboard...
    and the lyrics in this song..you're right, this is truely emo.
    weezerific:cutleryon January 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree that this song is extremely emotional, but how can you classify it as emo? Do you really know the roots of emo music? If not I think you are rather mistaken. Don't get me wrong, i LOVE Chris, but this is not "truely emo" as you say.
    Duffmanon March 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree that this song is extremely emotional, but how can you classify it as emo? Do you really know the roots of emo music? If not I think you are rather mistaken. Don't get me wrong, i LOVE Chris, but this is not "truely emo" as you say.
    Duffmanon March 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti swear, i've always wondered how artists can sing sad songs and never cry. you'd think they'd be even more worked up, because they personally REALLY DO know what the songs are about. so i love how he cries at the end. i mean, it makes me feel bad, but you know.
    So_Impossibleon April 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentohh lord. his voice at the end i can't even explain. i get chills everytime i hear it. i play it on repeat everytime. once i start i can't stop....it's just amazing. you feel the emotion behind that ending just deep in your soul. it sounds corny but it's definitely hits you right in that place where all amazingly emotional songs hit you.
    bluekitty2on April 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentohh lord. his voice at the end i can't even explain. i get chills everytime i hear it. i play it on repeat everytime. once i start i can't stop....it's just amazing. you feel the emotion behind that ending just deep in your soul. it sounds corny but it's definitely hits you right in that place where all amazingly emotional songs hit you.
    bluekitty2on April 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentahhh. speaking of listening to it on repeat, this will be my 7th time for right now listening. ohhhh it just hits me. you can actually FEEL his pain and it like tears at me inside when i hear it. i want to just cry with chris cause you can completely hear his pain in the ending....i just imagine how he feels and how personal that was to him....lordie begordie.

    on a side note, chris used to babysit my boyfriend when he was a baby and his mom is best friends with my boyfriends mom. yes chris was like, 9 at the time, but hey it's cute all the same :)
    bluekitty2on April 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOh man, whenever i hear this song, i wanna cry. Chris is so amazing. I just went to a DC concert last week, and it was the best night of my life. this song is just so great... i love it
    Duranie147DCon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBy far my favorite Dashboard song. It rips my heart out everytime i hear it, but that is a good thing. It so rare now days to find songs that carry the emotion like this song does.
    agetupkidon April 16, 2002   Link

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