Bitter Sweet Symphony Song Lyrics

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Cause it's a bittersweet symphony this life
Trying to make ends meet, you're a slave to the 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't change, I can't change, I can't 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, 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 airwaves are clean and there's nobody singing to me now.

Cause it's a bittersweet symphony this life
Trying to make ends meet, you're a slave to the 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't change, I can't change, I can't 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, 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 airwaves are clean and there's nobody singing to me now.

Cause it's a bittersweet symphony this life
Trying to make ends meet, you're a slave to the 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't change, I can't change, I can't 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, 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 airwaves are clean and there's nobody singing to me now.

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Bitter Sweet Symphony
  • 2 Sonnet
  • 3 The Rolling People
  • 4 The Drugs Don’t Work
  • 5 Catching the Butterfly
  • 6 Neon Wilderness
  • 7 Space and Time
  • 8 Weeping Willow
  • 9 Lucky Man
  • 10 One Day
  • 11 This Time
  • 12 Velvet Morning
  • 13 Come On / Deep Freeze


  • credits


    publisher: ©Alfred
    writers: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Richard Ashcroft
    album: Track 1 in album Urban Hymns
    release date: 1997-9-29
    popularity : 3592 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Shoegaze/Brit Pop
    length: 5:59
    producer: Youth, Andrew Loog Oldham and The Verve
    lead vocals: Richard Ashcroft
    orchestra: The Andrew Oldham Orchestra
    additional producer: Chris Potter
    additional mixer: Chris Potter
    composer: Richard Ashcroft
    lyricist: Richard Ashcroft
    writer: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger

    Album Information

    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 724384491321
    script: Latin