Bitters End

Album: Roxy Music (1972)
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  • At last the crimson chord cascades
    To shower dry cordials within
    Too late to leap the chocolate gate
    Pale fountains fizzing forth pink gin

    While destiny begins to fly
    The farmyard chorus sings its wake
    Upstanding anthem to the sky
    Too soon to realise their fate

    You were the raven of October (bizarre)
    I knew the sign you flew around (bizarre)
    Up in the air so high above me
    Never needed to look down

    I never thought I'd be a rover
    I didn't even look around
    But now I know you've found another
    So will someone please find me

    Give now the host his claret cup
    And watch madeira's farewell drink
    Note his reaction acid sharp
    Should make the cognoscenti think

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