Bittersweet

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about

This song was written about grief over the end of a relationship--specifically, the grief of letting go of my identity with the relationship. Certainly, I had much grief about the loss of the other person as a presence in my daily life. I also noticed I had much grief over the loss of the ideas of who I thought I was, the loss of how I defined myself in relation to another person.

lyrics

We haven't spoken
Since we parted ways
We were underneath the quilt I sewed for you
And now I wonder what happened
What do you do now
with that warmth?
So I call you
Just to tell you
Just to tell you I'm leaving this time

It's a bittersweet goodbye to you from me
Bittersweet, bittersweet
It's a bittersweet goodbye to you from me
Bittersweet, bittersweet
Goodbye

Now I'm shaking just at seeing your face
How could I ever have thought this was a good idea
My hands are gripping a cup of hot tea
Anything, anything just to feel that warmth
When I tell you I haven't forgotten
When I tell you your words that pierce me

It's a bittersweet goodbye to you with me
Bittersweet, bittersweet
It's a bittersweet goodbye to you with me
Bittersweet, bittersweet
Goodbye

Now I'm hearing your apologies
How you're sorry, oh, you were wrong, you were wrong
And for a moment I start to let go
I start to release you, you're on your own
But it doesn't mean that I don't miss you
I still want all those times of loving you back

It's a bittersweet goodbye to me with you
Bittersweet, bittersweet
It's a bittersweet goodbye to me with you
Bittersweet, bittersweet
Goodbye

Oh it's not that I won't ever love again
Oh it's not that I won't ever love again, oh
But I will not ever love you again, no,
I will not ever love you again

It's a bittersweet goodbye to me with you
Bittersweet, bittersweet
It's a bittersweet goodbye to me with you
Bittersweet, bittersweet
Goodbye

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from Jumping off from Here, released April 1, 2014

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I Say Yes Berkeley, California

Sarah Hughes & Joel Gettys

singer-songwriter folk

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