bitter with the sweet lyrics – carole king

sometimes i’m tired and i wonder
what’s so all-fired important
about being someplace at some time
oh, but i don’t really mind

’cause i could be on easy street and i know that
you got to take the bitter with the sweet

i guess it gets to everyone
you think you’re not having any fun
and you wonder what you’re doing playing the games you play
hey, well, it’s true what they say if you want to feel complete

don’t you know that
you got to take the bitter with the sweet

a friend of mine once told me
and i know he knows all about feelin’ down
he said, “everything good in life you’ve got to pay for
but feelin’ good is what you’re paving the way for”

so, don’t let it get you down, my friend
though it seems the blues will never end
on this you can depend, they always do
and i can tell you that it’s true

it’s a feeling that can’t be beat and you got to do it
you got to take the bitter with the sweet

you got to take the bitter with the sweet
you got to take, you got to take
you got to take the bitter with the sweet

a bitter with the sweet, sweet, sweet, oh sweet

/ carole king lyrics