The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony

The Verve, an English rock band that were formed in 1990 by Richard Ashcroft (vocalist), Nick McCabe (guitarist), Simon Jones (bassist), and Peter Salisbury (drummer)..

They released their first full-length album, A Storm In Heaven in 1993..

The band has had a lot of internal problem from drinking to drugs and conflicts between the band members which caused them to break up once in 1995, right before they release their third single, History from the second album, A Northern Soul..

The original band members reunited in 1997 and recorded their third album, Urban Hymns..

Through Urban Hymns, The Verve gained widespread commercial success and “Bittersweet Symphony” is the first single of this album..

They then officially broke up in April 1999..

The Verve had become one of the most influential British alternative rock bands years after that..

Vocalist Richard Ashcroft then went solo after the break-up and wasn’t really doing well in the second album, after much success from the first album..

The band members had a reunion in 2007 just for the sake of music and all..They event turned down a multi-album deal because they think that’s the beginning of the end of the band a decade ago..

Of course they wouldn’t want to repeat that mistake..

The band announced its fourth album, Forth, in August 2008 and are having moderate popularity in Europe now, compared to the olden days..

So here’s the single that shot them to instant fame around the globe, “Bittersweet Symphony” with lyrics..

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The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony

Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet
You’re a slave to money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
where all the veins meet yeah,

No change, I can change
I can change, I can change
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
But I’m a million different people
from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no

Well I never pray
But tonight I’m on my knees yeah
I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah
I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now
But the airways are clean and there’s nobody singing to me now

No change, I can change
I can change, I can change
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
And I’m a million different people
from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no
I can’t change
I can’t change

‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet
Try to find some money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
where all the things meet yeah

You know I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
And I’m a million different people
from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no

I can’t change my mold
no, no, no, no, no,
I can’t change
Can’t change my body,
no, no, no

I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
Been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Have you ever been down?
Have you’ve ever been down?