Bittersweet Spring

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lyrics

BITTERSWEET SPRING
(Ricardo)
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INTRO
G Am Bm C
G Am Bm C

VERSE
G Am Bm C
I hear the hissing of the brakes from the city bus
G Am Bm C
The clouds split open and I’m hoping that my bike won’t rust
Bb Dm C
Almost like a dream, new colors bleed into the scene
Bb Dm C
Cherry blossom snowflakes and a sea of yellow-green

VERSE
G Am Bm C
Each brand new day feels shorter than the one before
G Am Bm C
Each one a tinier percentage of the total score
Bb Dm C
Living for today feels smaller as the years fly by
Bb Dm C
But living for tomorrow leaves me too preoccupied

CHORUS
Em D C
The sun climbs higher, and the days grow long
Em D C
Another wintertime has come and gone
C G D
Snowdrops have sprouted and the daffodils have unfurled
Em D C
And we’re still tumbling toward the end of the world

VERSE
G Am Bm C
Down from the mountains flow the rivers of melted snow
G Am Bm C
Side Two of Abbey Road playing on the stereo
Bb Dm C
The sun has come and yeah, our faces smile
Bb Dm C
And in the end, our love we'll reconcile

CHORUS
Em D C
The sun climbs higher, and the days grow long
Em D C
Another wintertime has come and gone
C G D
The streams are flooded and the daffodils have unfurled
Em D C
And we’re still tumbling toward the end of the world

BRIDGE
F Am
The verses of the passing years are blank, but the seasons rhyme
G D
We borrowed from the future like a bank, now we’re out of time

CHORUS
Em D C
The sun climbs higher, and the days grow long
Em D C
Another wintertime has come and gone
C G D
The streams are flooded and the daffodils have unfurled
Em D C
And we’re still tumbling toward the end of the world
Em D C
Yeah, we’re still tumbling toward the end of the world
C G D Em
The streams are flooded and the daffodils have unfurled

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from The Cliff, released October 25, 2019
Words and music by David Ricardo

David Ricardo - voice, guitars, organ, percussion
Stanton Hall - voice, bass guitar
Max Curry - drums

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