The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony 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.

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.
And 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 have you ever been down?)
(I can't change, I can't change)

Cause it's a bittersweet symphony this life.
Trying to make ends meet, trying 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 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
I can't change my mold, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
I can't change my mold, no, no, no, no, no, no, no

It justs sex and violence melody and silence
It justs sex and violence melody and silence (I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down)
It's just sex and violence melody and silence
It's just sex and violence melody and silence
It's just sex and violence melody and silence (I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down)
(It's just sex and violence melody and silence)Been down
(Ever been down)
(Ever been down)
(Ever been down)
(Ever been down)
(Ever been down)
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 : 3757 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