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Bitter Side Of Sweet

This song is by Clint Black and appears on the album Nothin' But The Taillights (1997).

She asked me how love gets along
With me all by myself
Wonders how I keep from getting
Dust upon that shelf
She wanted to know how a man like me
Ends up alone, anyway
'Was I breakin' all the rules of love
And the games that people play

I said not too many hangin' round
Of all the ones I meet
In time they always find that I'm on
The bitter side of sweet

She huddled on the gate on my block
Where I always catch my bus
An' I hoped it wouldn't stop today,
There'd just be the two of us
But it showed up like it always does,
About twenty minutes late
I told her it'd be right along
But she said she couldn't wait
She didn't need any assistance
In putting some distance,
Between us on that empty street
She was of a mind,
In record time that I'm on
The bitter side of sweet

That I act this was is really not my fault
It just means all the sweet things I've got to say
Come along with a grain of salt


It's no wonder I'm not scoring points,
I'm always out of bounds
If any wise willed words convince the point,
I'm foolish by the pound
An' a fool can see no one believes
What's rollin' off my tongue
An' I've never seen a recipe
For sweet talkin' anyone
I could have written a book on
The lessons I took
In the agony of defeat
An showed you all the signs
Between the lines on
The bitter side of sweet

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