Bittersweet Blood

From ‘Young Blood’, as covered by Birdy…

Lyrics:

We’re only young and naive still
We require certain skills
The mood it changes like the wind
Hard to control when it begins

Comments:

Most of us are still spiritually naive, despite our age,
still lacking much skilful means,
with emotions in fickle motion,
unwatched and untamed by mindfulness.

Lyrics:

The bittersweet between my teeth
Trying to find the in-between
Fall back in love eventually
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Comments:

What we taste in life seems more bitter than sweet,
which is why it is bittersweet, and not sweetbitter!
Let us find the Middle Path to be less affected by changing flavours,
though we tend to fall into attachment again.

Lyrics:

Can’t help myself but count the flaws
Claw my way out through these walls
One temporary escape
Feel it start to permeate

Comments:

We should note our misgivings to better ourselves
but we should count our blessings too.
With greater aspirations and efforts,
we shall transcend time-limited escapades, to be totally free.

Here is the original by ‘The Naked & Famous’…