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Bittersweet By & By

(Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys)
June 1, 2014
Rachel Brown

"Bittersweet By & By" Written By Rachel Brown

 

Thinkin' about that hymn called the "Sweet By and By" 

and how our spirits shall sorrow no more

They'll be no tears in a land fairer than day 

and we'll sing on some beautiful shore

 

Hard to believe those haunting words

When I've watched loved ones suffer so

Fighting for strength with all of their might

If that song's true, why the hell didn't God let them know?

 

It's a bittersweet By and By

I guess we all have our way to cope

Some tell stories and some will pray

Some have a shred of hope

Can't say I'm a believer but maybe it'd make it easier

When it's my time to go

Maybe I'll cry or maybe I'll just get high

In my bittersweet by and by

 

Suffer now for your rewards later

Well that never made sense to me

Folks sleep in boxes and children are starving

But you'll be rich someday if you only believe

 

It's a bittersweet by and by

I guess we all have our ways to cope

Some tell stories and some will pray

Some have a shred of hope

Can't say I'm a believer but maybe it'd make it easier

When it's my time to go

Maybe i'll cry or maybe I'll just get high

In my bittersweet by and by

Maybe I'll cry or maybe I'll just get high

In my bittersweet by and by

 

In the sweet by and by

We shall meet on that beautiful shore

In the sweet by and by

We shall meet on that beautiful shore