Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter

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  • She says what has her daddy done
    That you want him to be punished
    When she woke up one day to find
    That he was starting to vanish
    But if you hope (?) to hear voices
    You know you should not be listening
    Push the vigilant lips
    Make a slice of her face
    Said the scandalous whispering

    She's not on her own with the rest of her riches
    As the kids tear down the refrigerator pictures
    She picks up the bills and pays the babysitter
    'Cause everybody knows burnt sugar is so bitter

    And once there was a time
    Before you turned strange
    She thought they'd be together
    For more than a lifetime
    Look at them now
    My, how things have changed
    He can tell his sweetheart
    Out of any girl on just a whiff
    And turn it from a candy to a caramel
    And make her hate the silhouette she used to feel
    And say "I know nothing about you"

    Now what's left of the birthday cake
    Smeared and beautifully frosted
    An absent father picks up the phone
    To find the number's unlisted

    While the kids are distracted
    She'll notice she's nervous at all (?)
    But how long will it take
    Not to make a mistake
    When a gentleman comes to call

    She's not on her own with the rest of her riches
    As the kids tear down their refrigerator pictures
    They already know how a woman may advance
    From a pretty picture hat to a supermarket trance
    Where it is unkind, she might as well forget it
    'Cause everybody knows burnt sugar is so bitter
    Burnt sugar is so bitter
    Burnt sugar
    Burnt sugar
    Burnt sugar Writer/s: Elvis Costello, Carole King
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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