by Ted West

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A funky broken-hearted lament told by singer-songwriter Ted West.


I'm still falling, I'm only half way down

I know where I belong baby, the center of your heart
but you won't let me live there girl, I guess you're way too smart
I've lived and learned, I've loved and lost, I know your love is boss
I want your bittersweet descent no matter what it costs

I'm still falling, I'm only half way down

I left my heart with you baby, you ripped it from my chest
You love so good, you leave so good, I don't know what you do best
You hit me hard, you laid me low, I took it blow by blow
Without your bittersweet descent I've no place left to go

Bittersweet descent, the deepest dark lament
The saddest sweetest scent the devil ever sent
That's where my love was spent

I'd rather roam the shadows girl, I'd rather live alone
Than play this game with someone else who just can't bring it home
I live without your kindness girl, I'll live without your love
I want you bittersweet descent that fits me like a glove

I'm standing on the corner now with buckets full of rain
It's not a question if it hurts, it's just how bad's the pain
I've tried to love again baby, I've rolled the dice and lost
Without your bittersweet descent it just ain't worth the cost

What is it in a woman's soul that turns her love to hate?
I would have ditched it all baby, for you I would have wait
I don't know why you left me girl, and tore my heart in two
'Cause all I am is bitter now, the sweetness all was you

I'm still falling, I'm only half way down

Bittersweet Descent, the deepest dark lament


released 17 March 2014
Producer, vocals, music, lyrics: Ted West
Co-producer: BPG Music
Mixing: BPG Music, Slydoggie Productions, Ted West



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Ted West Los Angeles, California

Ted is based in Los Angeles, CA where he is producing a new album of eclectic arrangements of cover songs and original material.
Ted grew up in Chicago and did his early performance work in theater in New York. His singing resulted from requests to perform in musicals. But he soon used his rock based influences to develop his own musical style.
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