Bittersweet
Sonos Lyrics


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Out Of Line Raise your glasses Think of the times we've had Wash down your pride Think of all the things
We should have said We should have siad
Why does it have to end that way? Every hello means good-bye someday All precious moments laid to waste And all the good times washed away
Save up your smiles Wait for the impending crash Days will be grey And nights will be black like cash
So raise your voice Speak up and make a wish Yeah, raise your voice And tell me
What you miss You'll dearly miss
Why does it have to end that way? Every hello means good-bye someday It seems like nothing's here to stay I already miss you, already miss you all today
Think of all the times we had Think of what we should have said Tonight is bittersweet, bittersweet The night is bittersweet, bittersweet
Yeah




Why does it have to end that way? (Days will be grey) Every hello means good-bye someday Why must we always end that way? (All laid to waste) Let's raise our glasses to decay
C'mon, raise your glass

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Sonos's song Bittersweet seem to embrace the bittersweet nature of parting ways. The first verse starts with the lines "Raise your glasses, Think of the times we've had, Wash down your pride." The song encourages us to reflect on the past, on all the wonderful moments we've shared with our loved ones, but also to acknowledge the things that we should have said but didn't. The chorus of the song emphasizes the cyclical nature of life - every hello means goodbye someday. The lyrics plead with us to speak up and make a wish, to tell the ones we love what we miss about them before it's too late. The second verse seems more melancholic, painting a picture of impending doom. We are advised to save up our smiles, as if we know that something ominous is looming on the horizon. The lyrics don't shy away from the harsh realities of life, the inevitability of decay and endings. The night is bittersweet, a mix of joy and sorrow, and we are encouraged to raise our glasses to decay.


The song seems to be about the transience of human relationships, the way we all come into each other's lives for a moment, only to leave things unsaid, undone. We often hold back our feelings, too scared to express ourselves fully, and later regret it when it's too late. The lyrics suggest that we should be more forthcoming with our emotions, to speak up and tell people what we appreciate about them before it's too late. The idea is that even in the moments of goodbyes and endings, there is still something to be celebrated, something to raise your glass to.


Line by Line Meaning

Out Of Line Raise your glasses
Let's celebrate and raise our glasses in remembrance of the good times we've had together.


Think of the times we've had
Remember all the good memories we shared together.


Wash down your pride Think of all the things We should have said We should have siad
Let go of our egos and reflect on the things we should have said to each other but never did.


Why does it have to end that way? Every hello means good-bye someday All precious moments laid to waste And all the good times washed away
Expressing sadness about how every beginning also has an end and how all the good moments that we hold dear slip away with time.


Save up your smiles Wait for the impending crash Days will be grey And nights will be black like cash
Bracing ourselves for the inevitable hardship that we will face ahead and how bleak everything will seem during those times.


So raise your voice Speak up and make a wish Yeah, raise your voice And tell me What you miss You'll dearly miss
Encouraging each other to speak up and express what we wish we had said before it's too late, knowing that we will miss each other dearly.


Think of what we should have said Tonight is bittersweet, bittersweet The night is bittersweet, bittersweet
Reflecting on what we left unsaid and how tonight is both happy and sad at the same time.


Why does it have to end that way? (Days will be grey) Every hello means good-bye someday Why must we always end that way? (All laid to waste) Let's raise our glasses to decay
Reiterating the sadness of goodbyes and how it seems like everything eventually fades away over time. Choosing to raise a toast to decay, choosing to accept our finite existence.


C'mon, raise your glass
A final call to raise our glasses and celebrate the good times we had together before parting ways.




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S. B.

Nice Lewis Taylor cover