Bitter tears keep me goin'
Through the years, freely flowin'
What have you done?
Only a gun could stop these bitter tears

The endless streets I walk along
You made them seem pretty
But now I dream in country songs
And wake in New York City
And the only beauty here
Is the moon seen through the tear

Bitter tears keep me goin'
Through the years, freely flowin'
What have you done?
Only a gun could stop these bitter tears

I cry because it looks so good
I cry, why not, it's free
And there's nothing more interesting
Than crying constantly
And as I tell everyone
Crying all the time is fun

Bitter tears keep me goin'
Through the years, freely flowin'
What have you done?
Only a gun could stop these bitter tears


Lyrics submitted by Anne Arbour

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    General CommentGreat throw-away track. The lyrics in the second verse are hilarious and makes it all worthwhile.
    Prunesqualloron December 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the way Stephin Merritt puts terrible heartache into words. It's what you feel but can never say because it's way too over the top. "Only a gun, could stop these bitter tears".
    GeorginaMansleyon July 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentone of life's beautiful contradictions...
    his bitter tears keep him going...
    Ar-Kikanon October 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis sounds like such a dig at morrissey. well i like the smiths so there.
    tigersroamfreeon November 22, 2009   Link

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