Song of the Day #2,782: ‘Bitter Memory’ – Lucinda Williams

lucinda_ghosts_highway_20Disc Two, Song Two. After the epic title track, Lucinda offers up a little country blues ditty about a busted love affair. It seems Disc Two is definitely more upbeat than Disc One (musically, anyway… I don’t think we’re getting any lyrically upbeat songs on this album!).

This is the most fun song on the record so far, and another fine showcase of the guitar work by Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz.

Go away bitter memory
I figured finally you’d stay away from me
But I was wrong
You’re still strong
Go away bitter memory

Yeah go away bitter memory
You keep on bothering me
Why won’t you let me be
You made my cry
Why won’t you die
Go away bitter memory

[Chorus:]
Well bitter memory
You’re a thorn in my side
Bitter memory
You’re the trouble on my mind
Find a new place to call home
You’re not welcome anymore
Let me show you to the door bitter memory

Go away bitter memory
Why do you have to be a source of misery
Leave me alone
Let me live on
Go away bitter memory

Yeah go away bitter memory
And quit constantly interrupting me
Don’t come around you lonesome sound
Go away bitter memory

[Chorus x2]

Let me show you to the door bitter memory [2x]

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,782: ‘Bitter Memory’ – Lucinda Williams

  1. Dana says:

    For some reason, I have this image of somebody poking a drunk sleeping Lucinda Williams, waking her up with a jolt, and she starts singing this song.

  2. Peg says:

    This is definitely more upbeat than the others, and her voice is less slurred, yes this is the most “fun song” so far.

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