Bitter Sweet Symphony Lyrics

The Verve


publisher: ©Abkco Music, Inc.
writers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Richard Ashcroft
album: Track 1 in album Urban Hymns
release date: 1997-9-29
popularity : 9938 users have visited this page.
length: 5:59
additional mix: Chris Potter
performing orchestra: The Andrew Oldham Orchestra
producer: The Verve, Youth, Andrew Loog Oldham
additional producer: Chris Potter
lead vocals: Richard Ashcroft
composer: Richard Ashcroft
lyricist: Richard Ashcroft
writer: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger

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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'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
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)

Thanks to Kate for the correction

Track Listing

  • 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