Bitter End

Songfacts®:

  • "Why tear down a wall to build it up again?" Jonny Lang asks on "Bitter End," which was inspired by the stream of headlines after Donald Trump became president of the United States. In a Songfacts interview with Lang, he said: "This stuff has happened in human history before throughout all kinds of civilizations that failed. It's just in a different form - in a modern form. The same thing but with different tools. It's just the thought of, Are we going to learn from history or just keep plowing forward and make the same mistakes? What are we going to do?"

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