Last spring I dated an actress for about 6 weeks. It was a lovely experience.
Then, she went away on a vacation my herself to the Far East, to Central Asia.
She came back. She showed me her travel photos. I thought we had a nice reunion, but she was no longer interested in dating me anymore.
I was broken hearted. I wrote her this love poem.
It’s in the form of a dirge…

Ohhh, ohhh, oh
This is the story of Ellen McCoy
An Irish American Girl with a touch of the Asian
Ohhh, ohhh, oh

I lost her to a longhaired Swede named Sven

Where? Where did I lose her to a longhaired Swede named Sven?
On the side of a Himalayan mountain…

I saw her, entwined in the arms of Sven
On the side of a Himalayan mountain

How? How did I see her entwined in the arms of Sven
on the side of a Himalayan mountain?

She showed me the picture!
Ohhh, ohhh, oh
Ohhh, ohhh, ohhh

Don’t date a twenty-eight year old!
Before she goes to Nepal…


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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