Billy Idol – Bitter Taste

Pada tanggal 6 Februari 1990, Billy Idol terlibat dalam kecelakaan sepeda motor yang hampir fatal ketika dia bertabrakan dengan mobil di malam hari di Los Angeles. Lagu ini menggambarkan suasana kontemplatif dari penulis lagu saat ia melihat kembali bagaimana hidupnya telah berubah sejak kecelakaan sepeda motor pada tahun 1990.


The bitter taste
On my tongue
Many holes
The damage done

It’s bitter sweet
Black on gold
Talk is cheap
Or so I’m told

I’m gonna ride this bike
to the edge of town
Roll to the bridge with my eyes shut
and spit at the stars

Scream in the dark

There’s nothing I can do to change it now
But if I cut myself open, baby,
you can read all my scars

Read all my scars

Hello, goodbye
There’s a million ways to die
Should’ve left me way back
Should’ve left me way back
by the roadside

Hello, goodbye
I was staring in the devil’s eyes
Should’ve left me way back
Should’ve left me way back
by the roadside

It’s a bitter taste

Jagged stain
On my skin
Broken leg
Born again

Wide glide
Upside down
Twisted frame
My new crown

I’m gonna ride this bike ‘til the break of day
Rollin’ through the garden like the fountain
won’t take it away

I’m not gonna change

I’m gonna live so hard these broken wings
will lift me to the sun
so I can burn up in the flames

Again and again

Hello, goodbye
There’s a million ways to die
Should’ve left me way back
Should’ve left me way back
by the roadside

Hello, goodbye
I was staring in the devil’s eyes
Should’ve left me way back
Should’ve left me way back
by the roadside

It’s a bitter taste
It’s a jagged stain

It’s a bitter taste
It’s a jagged stain

Hello, goodbye
There’s a million ways to die
Should’ve left me way back
Should’ve left me way back
by the roadside

It’s a bitter taste

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Hadi Nur

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