"Endless Life" as written by and Simon/salisbury Jones....
Drink the water to ease my pain
Nights like these I only read about
Nights like these I only dreamt about
As we turned
As we rolled
I felt something strange
I felt you
Something light
Something so bright
I think it was the way of things
I think it was the way of things
Back come back again
Get me a life
Get me a life and see it in everything
Through the dim light
Through those dim lights
I've fallen I'm falling falling falling falling
In the endless life
Endless life
Endless life
Endless life
Endless life
Endless life
Endless life
Endless life
Endless life
Endless life
Endless life
Endless life
Endless life
Endless life
Endless life
Endless life
Endless life


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"Endless Life" as written by Peter Salisbury Nick Mc Cabe

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    General CommentDrugs and more drugs. "As we turned, As we rolled, I felt something strange, I felt you, Something light, Something so bright, I think it was the way of things" this is great imagery into a night on E which by the way the Verve were famous for taking shitloads of haha. Anyway he's "rolling" with his mates (term for when your extremely high and tripping off of Ecstasy).Then when he says "I felt you" and those remaining lines i think he's having a revelation. Then of course we wonder why the song is called "Endless Life"? Probably because he doesn't ever want this night and this high he has to ever end, he's untouchable, he's in his comfort zone. I've always thought this song could have been played on the movie Gladiator haha it just seems like it would have fit on the soundtrack.
    mysteriosoon December 23, 2013   Link
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    General CommentWow! First review!
    This song could mean a billion things to different people, but here is my interpretation of it.
    This guy is really messed up in his mind that he can't seem to diferentiate what's real and what's fantasy in life. He prefers to be stuck in the fantasy life and enjoy the artificial beauties he encounters (nights like these I only read/dreamt about) and as I read the lyrics on, I found out that the genius of Mr. Ashcroft had written one line on the lyrics about fantasy and the other about reality.
    For example, "drink the water to ease my pain" - reality, the guy is in a lot of pain and cannot bare the real world.
    "Nights like these..." now he is in a fictional life, in another world deep in his mind.
    "As we turned, as we rolled I felt... you" - his is again back to reality and he doesn't feel too good about it
    "Saw little lies, something so bright, I think it was the real thing". Very tragic, he is back to fantasy world once again and he can now tell real from fantasy, but he wants to stay in the world of beautiful, bright lies and tries to convince himself that it is real so desperately that he wants to stay in this ideal world.
    "Come back and get me a life... falling in the endless life" - back to real world he's just begging for an ideal life in fantasy world because he feels he's falling and his life is endless and he keeps suffering, therefore there is a tragic ending in the song and the song "ends" in an open ending.

    Really a tragic song of abstractism, like many other Verve songs. This is a really good song that makes you think pretty hard about existence.
    ramior1991on September 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGreat post ramior1991. You sometimes feel nobody else listens to the old Verve stuff. Cheers
    mrgrumbleon December 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI could swear he alternates between saying "Endless life" and "End this life."
    m83on June 22, 2013   Link

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