Who Sang Now the Bitter, Now the Sweet? The Supremes

Release information
Writer(s): Cecil Franklin, Smokey Robinson, William Robinson Jr.
Release Date: 1972-5
Genre: Funk / Soul Pop
Style: Soul/Funk
length: 5:24
producer: Smokey Robinson
arranger: Paul Riser
Lyrics
Now the bitter, now the sweet
Halfway down life's busy street
Neither quickening the grueling pace
Neither leading in the race
(Hey, yeah)
In the race
(Say it again)
In the race
(In the race)
In the race
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah
B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-ba
B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-ba

Now the bitter, now the sweet
Halfway down life's bust street
Hand in hand they always go
That is something all should know
(Ooh, yeah)
All should know
(Whoo, hoo, hoo)
All should know

Never pleasure without pain
Never lost apart from gain
Never joy (Oh no)
Apart from strife
(Don't you know that)
Each of these has its place in life, yeah
Place in life
(Say it again, now)
Place in life
Place in life

Bitter
Sweet
Bitter
(Sweet, sweet)
Sweet

As the storms of life must rage
Words be only turn the page
Now the day (Now the day-ay-ay)
And now the night
Now the wrong and now the right
The day and night, the wrong and right

Ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah
B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-ba
B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-ba

Now the bitter, now the sweet
Halfway down life's busy street
Equal standing in the light of man
Band as do as best you can

Amen
(Say amen)
A-a-amen
(Amen)
Amen
(Amen!)
A-a-amen
(Amen)
Amen
(Whoa, oh)
A-a-amen

Ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah
B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-ba
B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-ba

Now the bitter, now the sweet
Now the sweet (Now the sweet)
Now the sweet

Bitter
Sweet
Bitter
(Sweet, sweet)
Sweet
Bitter
(Bitter, sweet)
Sweet
Sweet
(Now the sweet)
Sweet

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love
  • 2 Floy Joy
  • 3 A Heart Like Mine
  • 4 Over and Over
  • 5 Precious Little Things
  • 6 Now the Bitter, Now the Sweet
  • 7 Automatically Sunshine
  • 8 The Wisdom of Time
  • 9 Oh Be My Love

  • Release information
    label: Motown Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin