Dinah Washington and Max Richter - This Bitter Earth

Dinah Washington

Dear All, here is something for you. This Bitter Earth sung by Dinah Washington with music by the contemporary composer, Max Richter. A song that leaves little to say, except maybe just a question. How can something so beautifully desolate make us feel so alive? My God, I listen to this one over and over. I float on it, away and away.


This bitter earth
Well, What fruit it bears

What good is love
That no one shares

And if my life
is like the dust
That hides the glow of a rose

What good am I
Heaven only knows

Lord, this bitter Earth
Yes, can be so cold

Today you are young
Too soon you're old

But while a voice
Within me cries

I'm sure someone
may answer my call

And this bitter earth
May not be so bitter after all

Written by Clive Lovern Otis