Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony this life
The opening lines of Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve, taken from their masterful third studio album Urban Hymns (1997). Starting with a gorgeous orchestra sound, it was a huge smash and one of the defining Britpop songs of the 1990s.
Slip inside the eye of your mind
Don’t you know you might find
A better place to play.
You said that you’d never been
But all the things that you’ve seen
Will slowly fade away.
Taken from the song Don’t Look Back in Anger by Oasis, from their second studio album, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory (1996). Even on such a highly regarded album, it is considered a standout song. two other classics from the band are Wonderwall and Live Forever.
Maybe I will never be all the things that I want to be
But now is not the time to cry
Now’s the time to find out why
Taken from the song ‘Live Forever’ by Oasis on their debut album Definitely Maybe.