The Verve - Urban Hymns

The Verve

Urban Hymns

 


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


 

1: Bitter Sweet Symphony

Cos' 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 pain lives , yeah. No change, I can change, I can change, I can change, but I'm here in my mould , I am here in my mould. But I'm a million different people from one day to the next... I can't change my mould , 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 recognise the pain in me, yeah. I let the melody shine, let it cleanze my mind , I feel free now. But the airwaves 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 mould , I am here in my mould. And I'm a million different people from one day to the next I can't change my mould, no,no,no,no,no,no,no (Well have you ever been down?) (I can change, I can change...) Cos' it's a bittersweet symphony this life. Trying to make ends meet, trying to find some money then you die. You know I can change, I can change, I can change, but I'm here in my mould, I am here in my mould. And I'm a million different people from one day to the next. I can't change my mould, no,no,no,no,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) (It justs sex and violence melody and silence) (Been down) (Ever been down) (Ever been down)

2: Sonnet

My friend and me Looking through her red box of memories Faded I'm sure But love seems to stick in her veins you know Yes, there's love if you want it Don't sound like no sonnet, my lord Yes, there's love if you want it Don't sound like no sonnet, my lord My lord Why can't you see That nature has its way of warning me Eyes open wide Looking at the heavens with a tear in my eye Yes, there's love if you want it Don't sound like no sonnet, my lord Yes, there's love if you want it Don't sound like no sonnet, my lord My lord Sinking faster than a boat without a hull My lord Dreaming about the day when I can see you there My side By my side Here we go again and my head is gone, my lord I stop to say hello 'Cause I think you should know, by now By now By now By now By now By now Oh, by now Oh, by now Oh, by now Oh, by now

3: The Rolling People

I got one more life Can you see it wasting away? But I got a plan Do you understand? The drugstore wife I was dealing soul and other white I won't shake your hands 'Cause death has no plans But here we are the rolling people Can't stay for long We gotta go So come alive with the rolling poeple Don't ask why We just know I'm on a big jet plane With my baby's crime in my veins I'll be the first to toast To my rowdy soul But here we are the rolling people Don't ask why We don't know So come alive with the rolling people Don't ask why We just go now Yeah Don't even know which way I'm going to The lights are on and I am feeling blue I hope you know which way I'm going to fly Thank you for my life I said good night, good-bye You see me going But here we are the rolling people Can't stay for long We gotta go So come alive with the rolling people Don't ask why We don't know now Yeah

4: The Drugs don't Work

All this talk of getting old It's getting me down my love Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown This time I'm comin' down And I hope you're thinking of me As you lay down on your side Now the drugs don't work They just make you worse But I know I'll see your face again Now the drugs don't work They just make you worse But I know I'll see your face again But I know I'm on a losing streak 'Cause I passed down my old street And if you wanna show, then just let me know And I'll sing in your ear again Now the drugs don't work They just make you worse But I know I'll see your face again 'Cause baby, ooh, if heaven calls, I'm coming, too Just like you said, you leave my life, I'm better off dead All this talk of getting old It's getting me down my love Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown This time I'm comin' down Now the drugs don't work They just make you worse But I know I'll see your face again 'Cause baby, ooh, if heaven calls, I'm coming, too Just like you said, you leave my life, I'm better off dead But if you wanna show, just let me know And I'll sing in your ear again Now the drugs don't work They just make you worse But I know I'll see your face again Yeah, I know I'll see your face again Yeah, I know I'll see your face again Yeah, I know I'll see your face again Yeah, I know I'll see your face again I'm never going down, I'm never coming down No more, no more, no more, no more, no more I'm never coming down, I'm never going down No more, no more, no more, no more, no more (Repeat and Fade Out)

5: Catching the Butterfly

As though you were born And so you thought The future's ours To keep and hold A child within Has healing ways It sees me through My darkest days I'm gonna keep catching that butterfly In that dream of mine I'm gonna keep catching that butterfly In that dream of mine In my lucid dreams In my lucid dreams Something now???? Through life no fun I want to feel I want to run I'm gonna keep catching that butterfly In that dream of mine I'm gonna keep catching that butterfly In that dream of mine In my lucid dreams In my lucid dreams I'm gonna keep catching that butterfly In that dream of mine Keep catching that butterfly In that dream of mine I'm gonna keep catching that butterfly In that dream of mine I'm gonna keep catching that butterfly In my private dreams In my private dreams In my private dreams My lucid dreams My forgotten schemes I see through you You see through me I see through you You see through me Be with me Be with me I see through you You see through me I see through you You see through me To be in your eyes To be in your eyes

6: Neon Wilderness

In a neon wilderness He was restless Escape loneliness Find a new address Stood before I sink In a neon wilderness Spill my last drink Yeah, he was restless Say good-bye to my new friends Escape from loneliness I found a new address In the last room I hear a boom Someone else's distress In a neon wilderness Someone else's distress In a neon wilderness And I hear a boom In a neon wilderness He was restless Escape loneliness For a new address In a neon wilderness He was restless Escape loneliness For a new address

7: Space and Time

There ain't no space and time To keep our love alive We have existence and it's all we share There ain't no real truth There ain't no real lies Keep on pushin' 'cause I know it's there Oh, can you just tell me It's all right (It's all right) Let me sleep tonight Oh, can you comfort me Tonight (It's all right) Make it all seem fine I just can't make it alone Oh, no, no I just can't make it alone Oh, no, no There'll be no lullabies There'll be no tears cried We feel numb 'cause we don't see That if we really care And we really loved Think of all the joy we'd feel Oh, can you just tell me It's all right (It's all right) Let me sleep tonight Oh, can you comfort me Tonight (It's all right) Make it all seem fine I just can't make it alone Oh, no, no I just can't make it alone Oh, no, no I just can't make it alone Oh, no, no I just can't make it alone Oh, no, no Ain't got no lullaby, no, no Ain't got no lullaby, oh, no There is no space and time Oh lord There is no space and time Oh lord We have existence and it's all we share We have existence and it's all we share We have existence and it's all we share We have existence and it's all we share We have existence and it's all we share Keep on pushing 'cause I know it's there Keep on pushing 'cause I know it's there Keep on pushing 'cause I know it's there Keep on pushing 'cause I know it's there

8: Weeping Willow

When morning breaks We hide our eyes and our love's aching Nothing's strange It was in our hands from 6 to 10 It slipped right out again There'll be no better time There'll be no better way There'll be no better day to save me Save me Yeah, save me I hope you see like I see I hope you see what I see I hope you feel like I feel And the world don't stop There is no time for cracking up Believe me friend 'Cause when freedom comes I'll be long gone You know it has to end There'll be no better time There'll be no better way There'll be no better day to save me Save me Yeah, save me Yeah, save me I hope you see what I see I hope you feel like I feel Someone to stand beside me Beside me Beside me Beside me Beside me Weeping willow The pills under my pillow Weeping willow Pills under my pillow Weeping willow The Gun under your pillow Weeping willow Beside me Beside me Beside me Beside me

9: Lucky Man

Happiness More or less It's just a change in me Something in my liberty Oh, my, my Happiness Coming and going I watch you look at me Watch my fever growing I know just where I am But how many corners do I have to turn? How many times do I have to learn All the love I have is in my mind? Well, I'm a lucky man With fire in my hands Happiness Something in my own place I'm standing naked Smiling, I feel no disgrace With who I am Happiness Coming and going I watch you look at me Watch my fever growing I know just who I am But how many corners do I have to turn? How many times do I have to learn All the love I have is in my mind? I hope you understand I hope you understand Gotta love that'll never die Happiness More or less It's just a change in me Something in my liberty Happiness Coming and going I watch you look at me Watch my fever growing I know Oh, my, my Oh, my, my Oh, my, my Oh, my, my Gotta love that'll never die Gotta love that'll never die No, no I'm a lucky man It's just a change in me Something in my liberty It's just a change in me Something in my liberty It's just a change in me Something in my liberty Oh, my, my Oh, my, my It's just a change in me Something in my liberty Oh, my, my Oh, my, my

10: One Day

One day maybe we will dance again Under fiery skies One day maybe you will love again Love that never dies One day maybe you will see the land Touch skin with sand You've been swimming in the lonely sea With no company Oh, don't you want to find? Can't you hear this beauty in life? The roads, the highs, breaking up your life Can't you hear this beauty in life? One day maybe you will cry again Just like a child You've gotta tie yourself to the mast my friend And the storm will end Oh, don't you want to find? Can't you hear this beauty in life? The times, the highs, breaking up your mind Can't you hear this beauty in life? Oh, you're too afraid to touch Too afraid you'll like it too much The roads, the times, breaking up your mind Can't you hear this beauty in life? One day maybe I will dance again One day maybe I will love again One day maybe we will dance again You know you've gotta Tie yourself to the mast my friend And the storm will end One day maybe you will love again You've gotta tie yourself to the mast my friend And the storm will end

11: This Time

Lookin' back on my life You know that all I see Are things I could've changed I should have done Where did the good times go? Good times so hard to hold This time, this time This time I'm gonna find Lookin' back on my life You know that all I see Are things I could've changed I could have done No time for sad lament A wasted life is bitter spent So rise into the light In or out of time Gonna rise straight through the light In or out of time Woke up one other day The pain won't go away I am growing In peculiar ways Into a light I pass Another dream, another trance This time, this time This time I'm gonna rise into the light In or out of time Gonna find my way in life In or out of sight I'm still seeing things in black and white Gonna rise straight into the light In or out of sight I'm gonna see the light I'm gonna see the light I'm gonna see the light 'Cause I know there is time There is time There is time There is time There is time There is time There is time There is time This time, this time This time, this time This time, this time This time, this time

12: Velvet Morning

Yes It's been long And yes I still feel strong Into the half light Another velvet morning for me, yeah Time Stands still As you take Your last pill Into the half light Another velvet morning for me And now I'm trying to tell you About my life And my tongue is twisted And more dead than alive And my feelings They've always been betrayed And I was born a little damaged man And look what they made I said, don't you find That it's lonely The corridor You walk there alone And life is a game You've tried And life is a game You're tired Yes I'm coming down Your beauty is A color surround Into the half light Another velvet morning for me And now I'm trying to tell you About my life And my tongue is twisted And more dead than alive And my feelings My feelings, they've been betrayed And I was born a little damaged man And look what they made He said, don't you find That it's lonely The corridor You walk there alone And life is a game You've tried And life is a game You're tired And life is a game You've tried

13: Come On

I must be feeling low I talked to god in a phonebox on my way home I told you my answer I left you my dreams on your answering machine Come on Let the spirit inside you Don't wait to be found Come along with my sound Let the spirit move you Let the waves come up They'll fuse you I never met no one to deny a sound I must be going insane I called the doctor so he can relieve He's got a little pill for me Just a little luxury Help me through my day Come on Let the spirit inside you Don't wait to be found Come along with our sound Let the spirit move you Let the waves come up They'll fuse you I never met no one to deny our sound Come on Come on Come on Come on... There's only one life There's only one life Let it go Let it go Let it go This is a big Fuck you! This is a big Fuck you! Come on! Come on now