The Bitter and The Cold

by Bernie Ronyak

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A song I wrote during FAWM last year. My first use of open D guitar tuning and a slide.

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When you’re sittin’ in the kitchen
And you’re watchin’ the wind blow
You drink the last drop of coffee
And you stare at the crust of toast

You listen to the howl
And you feel the draft below
You gaze across the sun-bright drifts
Of cold and bitter snow

I need to know
The bitter and the cold
To fill my soul
To let me know
I’m strong enough

When you’re letting go of something
That should be dead and gone
The final, remnant vestiges
Of a love you felt so strong

You wander through the winter
Searching for a sign
Woodsmoke from a chimney
A word for your heart to rhyme

I need to know
The bitter and the cold
To fill my soul
To let me know
I’m strong enough

(bridge)

I need to know
The bitter and the cold
To fill my soul
To let me know
I’m strong enough

credits

released January 8, 2012
All music and lyrics written by,
All instruments and vocals by;
engineering, mixing and production: Bernie Ronyak

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