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​Mr. Bitterness

This song is by Soul Coughing and appears on the album Ruby Vroom (1994).

This song has been covered by Mike Doughty under the title "Mr. Bitterness".
Original video
One

There is a bar they call "The Bitter Sea"
And she sits and drinks a Velvet Crush
And that's Kool-Aid and gin
Casing the clientele like a relentless cameraman
She is elsewhere
She says, "You keep a-knockin', but you can't come in"
And I say, "Little sister, don't you do what your big sister does"

Spiral down, down, down, down, down, down, down
Spiral down, down, down, down, down, down, down

Well, desire looks just like you with an Uzi 9
Gun down fifteen bystanders in a roadside drive-by, yeah
Desire is the grass fire, drinking gasoline
She says, "Open up your mouth, man, let me come inside"

Spiral down, down, down, down, down, down, down
Spiral down, down, down, down, down, down, down

She cracked now
Now they call me Mr. Bitterness
She snapped now
Now they call me Mr. Bitterness
She gone, gone, gone

Leaning up against the wall
I will lash out dancing like a madman when you're gone
I will spit the blue flame and hurl my glass against the wall
And I will hear your name called out from a boom box
I will hear your name called out from passing cars

Spiral down, down, down, down, down, down, down
Spiral down, down, down, down, down, down, down

She cracked now
Now they call me Mr. Bitterness
She snapped now
Now they call me Mr. Bitterness
She gone, gone, gone

Spiral down, down, down, down, down, down, down
Spiral down, down, down, down, down, down, down
Spiral down, down, down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down, down

Now they call me Mr. Bitterness
Now they call me Mr. Bitterness
Mister
Now they call me Mister
Now they call me Mister
Now they call me Mister
Now they call me Mister

Spiral down, down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down, down

Written by:

Soul Coughing