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Bitter Pill
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Another head-banging angry rocker, lyric in the style of Elvis Costello, but a louder arrangement. By Ray Sharp who also wrote 'Punch My Ticket'
Alternative - Indie
Previous peak charts position #165
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #35
Sharpola/Z. Mulls
April 22, 2008
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MP3 4.6 MB  •  128 kbps  •  4:58
Story behind the song
Ray Sharp (Sharpola) works quickly and lays down some really hot guitar work. This is his kind of lyric, and worlds away from what I usually write. If you like this song, also listen to "Punch My Ticket" which is even better! If the song is "about" anything, it's about having to attend a function (like a wedding) and suffering severe anger and frustration at other peoples' happiness....
(v1) A thousand evenings sitting in the dark An ache in your applauding arms Did those dormant demons jolt awake Did they sound the old alarms The milk of human kindness Curdles in your veins When the curtain falls, the blindness Is all that remains (chorus) It's been a while Since you felt so infantile And are you still Living in denial It's been a while Since you coughed up so much bile Does it make you ill To choke down such a bitter pill? (v2) Take a breath and slowly count to ten Take a step back from the railing It’s the sweet smell of success again That you can’t help inhaling Your heart is in the gutter Your soul is in disgrace And every word you utter Has a rancid taste (repeat chorus) It’s been a while, etc…… (bridge) There was a moment of truth And you slept right through it Woke up and said, screw it Now your mind is clearer Destiny waving in your rear-view mirror (v3) Put your cigarette out in the grass Pop a mint and come back inside Line up with the others in your class Wait your turn to kiss the bride You practice being cheerful While everyone’s engrossed Giving them an earful Of someone else’s toast (repeat chorus) It’s been a while, etc….
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