With: Aaron Marsh (Copeland), Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low), Bryce Avary (The Rocket Summer), Craig Owens (Chiodos, Cinematic Sunrise), Duane Okun (Socratic), Kenny Vasoli (The Starting Line, Person L), Matt Thiessen (Relient K), Mark Hoppus (Blink 182, +44)
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(Ace Enders)
'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, that's life

(Aaron Marsh)
Trying to make ends meet
You're a slave to money then you die

(Craig Owens)
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down

(Alex Gaskarth)
You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah

(Ace Enders)
No change, I can't change
I can change, I can change

(Bryce Avery)
But I'm here in my mould
I am here in my mould

(Kenny Vasoli)
But I'm a million different people
From one day to the next

(Aaron Marsh)
I can't change my mould
No, no, no, no, no, no

(Ace Enders)
And have you ever been down?

(Matt Thiessen)
Well I never pray
But tonight I'm on my knees, yeah

(Ace Enders)
I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah

(Craig Owens)
I let the melody shine, let it cleanse, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now

(Mark Hoppus & Bryce Avery)
But the airways are clean and there's nobody singing to me now

(Ace Enders & Mark Hoppus)
No change, I can't change
I can't change, I can't change

(Mark Hoppus)
But I'm here in my mould
I am here in my mould

(Kenny Vasoli)
And I'm a million different people
from one day to the next

(Duane Okun)
I can't change my mould
No, no, no, no, no, no, no

(Ace Enders)
And have you ever been down?

(Kenny Vasoli?)
And have you ever been down?

(Ace Enders & Matt Thiessen)
'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life

(Bryce Avery)
Trying to make ends meet
You're a slave to the money then you die

(Duane Okun)
I'll take you down the only road I have ever been down

(Ace Enders)
You know the one that takes you to the places
Where all the veins meet, 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
And I'm a million different people
From one day to the next
I can change my mould
No, no, no, no, no
(have you ever been down)
my mould, no, no, no, no, no
my mould, no, no, no, no, no

(Alex Gaskarth)
Well 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
It's just sex and violence, sex and violence

(Various)
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down, yeah
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down, yeah
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down, yeah
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down, yeah
I can't change I can't change oh no no no no no no no no no


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Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve Cover) song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentTHIS IS AMAZING.
    because i LOVE: ace enders, alex gaskarth, craig owens, matt thiessen, & bryce avery.
    no lie, this song is absolutely beautiful. it's like all my favorite voices meshed into one epic song, that's really the only way i know how to describe it <3
    shellybelleon April 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is how it should look:


    (Ace Enders)
    'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, that's life

    (Aaron Marsh)
    Trying to make ends meet
    You're a slave to money then you die

    (Craig Owens)
    I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down

    (Alex Gaskarth)
    You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet

    (Ace Enders)
    No change, I can't change
    I can't change, I can't change

    (Bryce Avery)
    But I'm here in my mind
    I am here in my mind

    (Kenny Vasoli)
    But I'm a million different people
    from one day to the next

    (Aaron Marsh)
    I can't change my mind
    No, no, no, no, no, no

    (Ace Enders)
    well have you ever been down?

    (Matt Thiessen)
    Well I never pray
    But tonight I'm on my knees yeah

    (Ace Enders)
    I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah

    (Craig Owens)
    I let the melody shine, let it cleanse, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now

    (Mark Hoppus & Bryce Avery)
    But the airways are clean and there's nobody singing to me now

    (Ace Enders & Mark Hoppus?)
    No change, I can't change
    I can't change, I can't change

    (Mark Hoppus)
    But I'm here in my mind
    I am here in my mind

    (Kenny Vasoli)
    And I'm a million different people
    from one day to the next

    (Duane Okun)
    I can't change my mind
    No, no, no, no, no, no, no

    (Ace Enders)
    and have you ever been down?

    (Kenny Vasoli?)
    Well have you ever been down?

    (Ace Enders & Matt Thiessen)
    'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life

    (Bryce Avery)
    Trying to make ends meet
    You're a slave to the money then you die

    (Duane Okun)
    I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down

    (Ace Enders)
    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

    (Ace Enders)
    But I'm here in my mind
    I am here in my mind
    And I'm a million different people
    from one day to the next
    I can't change my mind
    No, no, no, no, no
    I can't change my mind
    no, no, no, no, no,
    I can't change
    Can't change my body,
    no, no, no

    (Alex Gaskarth)
    Sex and violence, melody and silence

    (Various)
    I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down, yeah
    I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down, yeah
    I can’t change I can’t change oh no no no no no no no no no
    irthesteveon December 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks, irthesteve.
    I've been trying to listen to who sang each verse...
    I can kind of tell the difference now, especially with Alexander Gaskarth and a few others.
    To tell you the truth, initially, they all sounded the same to me. But I can kind of tell now=].

    great cover!
    brianisboredon December 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentirthesteve, thanks for the artist clarification, although you got some words wrong (such as "my mind" when it should be "my mould")

    I absolutely love this song. I loved it when I found it by The Verve years ago. And I love this cover even more.
    thingone89on December 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is epic. :)
    thisisastory1111on December 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite cover of all time and the proceeds went to a great cause!
    megg_youknowon December 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow. That is pretty much all I can say. This is most definitely one of the absolute best songs I've heard in a while. It's just a great meaningful song with a terrific cover. Like wow seriously the artists chosen are just so great and the song just works so well as a whole.

    Haha and I absolutely love how Alex sings the part about sex. Haha that's so typical Alex Gaskarth. Hehe ;) but of course he does it perfectly. Hah
    Melissajoyyyon January 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw Ace play this live.
    I cried. :)
    Best night of my life, no doubt.
    sudden danceon January 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such an unbelievable cover. I love it. Their voices are all so unique, but they all come together in such a perfect way. This is one of the few songs I actually bought, I usually just get them from my friends. But, it was for a good cause, so I decided I bought this one, plus it's a great song.
    w0nderwa11on February 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI don't think it's quite as good as the original, but this cover is still amazing. The voices are all really good and mesh well. And it was done for Save the Music!
    sweettangerineon February 25, 2009   Link

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