Bitter Root

Story Behind The Song

I wrote this for with our daughter in mind, who had just been through a very bad break up. It is inspired by the verse in the bible about not letting the bitter root grow. The verse speaks specifically to the church, but can be applied to many different

Song Description

Bitter Root cautions the listener to not get caught up in the hard feelings that come with the game of love. If you do, you might not recognize true love when it does finally show up!

Song Length 3:23 Genre Blues - Country, Country - General
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Gracious, Engaging Subject Relationship, Relationship
Similar Artists Patsy Cline, Lucinda Williams Language English


Don't let that bitter root grow
Don't give the devil a foot hold
Don't let the hurt get the best of you
Don't let that bitter root grow
Let all hard feelings go
Sticks and stones may break your bones
But words can only make you cry

Oh, one of sensitive heart
Don't even let it start
Keep a guard on your heart
When it comes to love
Oh, you're like a bird in spring
How it loves to sing
But sitting on a branch like a target
Is not a smart thing


Instumental break

Oh you want to trust
When you do it's a bust
Nothing but pure lust
From the other side
But if you let that bitter root grow
True love you'll never know
Your heart will be so hard
Nothing can get inside


Lyrics Karmann Powell Music Karmann Powell
Producer Stan Powell Publisher Moment of Grace Music
Performance Karmann Powell
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Yrral Mallik Bluegrass Rules 1/13/2012

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