Can You Find It Again

from by The Bitter Poet

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You saw a movie last night about your past
The scene in New York City that was dying just as you started living
You threw yourself into a crowd that was desperate to play, to fuck, to laugh
You remember hundreds of them, maybe there was only 50
Now, no friends, no provocateurs, no drug addicts, no wild eyes
Just you, your stiff back and your question:
Can you find it again?
Cucaracha, Cucaracha

You wrote some words down, paid people to watch
They gave you their true response, it pissed you off
So you crawled into your depression, stayed a full month
Now your 2-month slump has turned into a 3-year way of life
On the subway, an actor asks “hey, what’s going on, haven’t seen you in awhile”
But you don’t have an answer
The doors close, all you got is your question:
Can you find it again?
Cucaracha, Cucaracha

You know, someday St. Peter is going to ask you “What you been doing?”
You're gonna say “Making art for free and trashing people who make money.”
But you bought two a/c’s so you’re ready for the summer heat
And you keep wearing the same shirt you bought at the turn of the century
And you keep talking about the record you’re gonna to make
And the tour you’re gonna to take
And the girl you’ll be marrying
And the babies you’ll be having
But St. Peter says “Too late: rents are going up we got to charge you market rate.”
So you go to pack your bags but all you got to take is your question:
Can you find it again?

You saw your ex-girlfriend last night, she’s 6 months pregnant: too late
You used to go out drinking, now you’d rather sit home watch the news: too late
The girls used to make you crazy, now you can’t even see them through your haze
You’re too old to have a kid, wouldn’t be right for an old man to raise a son
Besides as soon as he got old enough to talk, he’d say “Hey old man, I got one question for you: Can you find it again?”
Cucaracha, Cucaracha
Cucaracha, Cucaracha
Got to find you again

credits

from Trail of Glitter, released May 6, 2016
The Bitter Poet: vocals, guitar
All words and music by The Bitter Poet (Secret Candy Music, ASCAP)
© & (P) 2015 The Bitter Poet

Recorded and mixed by Alex P. Wernquest, Basement Floods Records, Catskill, NY
Mastered by Jon Hildenstein at JLM Sound, Jersey City, NJ
Photos by Michael Alan Wells, NYC

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The Bitter Poet Brooklyn, New York

The Bitter Poet's anti-folk, indie-rock, musical storytelling is darkly humorous, intense, gritty. His songs are honest to a fault, yet over-the-top and grandiose in the style of Tom Waits or Nick Cave.
Musically, his straight-ahead rock chords and carnival-like lyrics blend humor, pathos and outrage. He has been described as “Lou Reed meets William Shatner” and “The Doors meet Jack Nicholson.”
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