Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Bittersweet Symphony!

Ah, thank you Anonymous for your comment on my last post.

Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve is another one to add to the list of powerful "bad day" songs.

This song absolutely rocks!

The lyrics:

'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life
Trying 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'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,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'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
I can't change
I can't change it

'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

You know I can't 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

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
That you've ever been down
That you've ever been down

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The lyrics are good, but what makes this song what it is are the violins. Beautiful!

Ok, no more posting depressing songs/lyrics. I just had to talk about this one cause it's one of the greatest songs ever!

I saw my not so terrific grade today. It's not bad, I did a lot better than I thought I did, but it's still not good enough. I'm not usually the type to obsess about grades, but, something tells me that now is the time to obsess about grades. (Now's the time, the time is now!) I can get an A in this class, but I have to study every day and study hard.

3 comments:

Nic said...

I'll be honest; I'm not a fan of The Verve. Their music, for the most part, IMO is subpar. However, a line from the song that you quoted has been recorded in my journal of quotes for over 10 years now. "You're a slave to money then you die".
Well said IMO, & that's not mentioning the video that is surprisingly much better than the song.
-n

Marianita said...

I hadn't seen this video till now. (I grew up without cable, but luckily for me there is Youtube).

The video is cool. I can't say I've ever heard any other song by the Verve besides this one, so I cannot agree/disagree with your statement.

I never knew what IMO was until now. For a second I thought you were saying it was "Emo" like the lame crybaby whiny music garbage that's been popular among teenagers lately (yuck).

harbinger said...

Hello Marianita, The Verve were an outstanding band before their unfortunate breakup. As well as Bittersweet symphony on the album Urban Hymns, check out Lucky Man and Sonnet.
The real story behind Bittersweet is a real shocker, The Verve created the song from a loop of music by the Rolling Stones, when it became a hit the Stones sued The Verve for royalties, about 5 million bucks. After much bickering they decided to split it, except Jagger meant between himself and Richards. The Verve got a thousand dollars.