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Why don't The Verve sleep with blankets?
Because the rugs don't work!

Why can't The Verve drink tea or coffee?
Because the mugs don't work!

Why don't The Verve let their fans cuddle them?
Because the hugs don't work!

Why do The Verve grow great cabbages?
Because the slugs don't work!

Why do The Verve have a really rubbish computer? Because the debugs don't work!

Submitted by: LucidLupin
Q: What did the lead singer of the Verve say to his therapist to get out of his therapy sessions?
A: 'I don't have a problem. It's just a bittersweet symphony, this life.'
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Band Name Origins:

  • The band was originally called Verve, but had to change their name to The Verve because of the famous Verve Jazz label Submitted by: Flo de Haan

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Bittersweet Sympathy""Bittersweet Symphony"Toni Minot

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Bittersweet Symphony,"You can't taste a symphony! JC Foster
"Bittersweet Symphony,"Since when does a symphony have a taste?been_a_son

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Cocaine," J.J. Cale"The Drugs Don't Work," The Verve
"Love Song," Sara Bareilles"Bittersweet Symphony," The Verve
"We Are All On Drugs," Weezer"The Drugs Don't Work," The Verve
"Bittersweet Symphony," The Verve"Heard It On The Radio," Ross Lynch
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"The Rugs Don't Work" originally "The Drugs Don't Work"
Ashley Nicole Hendershot-Wetherington

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Spacek And Time" originally "Space And Time"
As in Sissy Spacek
Naomi Swanson

Change a Letter:

"The Dregs Don't Work" originally "The Drugs Don't Work"
Karen Smith
"The Drags Don't Work" originally "The Drugs Don't Work"
Karen Smith
"The Drugs Won't Work" originally "The Drugs Don't Work"
Karen Smith
"The Drums Don't Work" originally "The Drugs Don't Work"
Did Keith Moon play on the original demo?


Sep 9
a parody of "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve
This one was written by Agrimorfee and recorded by Below Average Dave, parody of The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony
Soundclick: (mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Bittersweet Symphony""Bittersweet Synchronicity"Fack Sabbath
"The Drugs Dont Work""The Axls Dont Work"Fack Sabbath
"Bittersweet Symphony""Bittersweet Parody"Flash Flood
"The Drugs Don't work""The Round House Hurts"Pixton Chuck
"Bittersweet Symphony""Chuck E. Cheese Symphony"Agrimorfee
"Freshmen""Fishermen"L. Mike
"Bittersweet Symphony""Just A Little Freak, Nympho Streak"Red Ant
"Drugs Don't Work""The Trucks Won't Work"Jemma
"Bitter Sweet Symphony""Butter Sweet Parody"Tinkleheimer
"The Drugs Don't Work""The (Cold) Drugs Don't Work"Jim A

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
The Drugs Don't WorkChemists Dealing With Prescription DrugsBobyBird 7:18
Now The Drug's Don't WorkDrugs Helplinesvent
The Drugs Don't WorkChemist/Pharmacy/Clinicwonderbrawl
The Drugs Don't WorkChemistJim A

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
I Hear A Symphony
   The Supremes
Bittersweet Symphony
   The Verve
I Hear A Bittersweet Symphony
Joe Siebert

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Verve Calling
The Verve combined with The Calling
Submitted By: Dongquan

Misheard Lyrics:

"The Drugs Don't Work"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now the screws don't work
Original Lyrics:
Now the drugs don't work
"Bitter Sweet Symphony"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am here in a coma
Original Lyrics:
I am here in my mold
"Bitter Sweet Symphony"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bien mamon
Original Lyrics:
In my mold
"Bittersweet Symphony"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am here, a la mode
Original Lyrics:
I am here in my mold
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"The Drugs Don't Work"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now the doors don't work
Original Lyrics:
Now the drugs don't work

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

Having to do with automatic doors, I swear this made sense.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"The Drugs Don’t Work"
Better Lyrics:
ABA don’t work, it just made me worse
And I’m engaging in SIBs again
Original Lyrics:
Now the drugs don’t work, they just make you worse
But I know I’ll see your face again
Submitted by: Naughty Autie
"The Drugs Dont Work "
Better Lyrics:
The drugs dont work
Cos I'm not stoned yet
But I
Know I will be high again
Original Lyrics:
The drugs dont work
They just make you worse
But I
Know I'll see your face again
Submitted by: Matt

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Bittersweet Symphony"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
No change, I can change, I can change, I can change
I am 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
Why They're Nonsensical:
This is an amazing song....but dear lord, what do these lyrics mean? The Verve really was at a loss when they thought of these lines..they are living in mold? Gross!..take a shower already.. and how can you be a million different people.....?....*confused*...also, stop contradicting yourself, you either can or can't change for god sakes!
Submitted by: mikE s

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"The Drugs Don't Work"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown This time I'm comin' down
Why They're Inappropriate:
This song is a real downer but these particular lyrics don't fit. If you put a cat in a bag and try to drown it, the last thing it will do is wait there all sad and depressed. I reckon it would go mental and struggle like hell to get out!
Submitted by: dave

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Bittersweet Symphony"
Opening Lines:
'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony that's life.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Space Change:

"Bitter Sweet Symphony" originally "Bittersweet Symphony"
What some people probably thought was the title
Submitted by: Cristo Spirit

Band Name Anagrams:

Herve Vet Submitted by: Sheila Evans
Herve is a city in Belgium

Song Title Anagrams:

"Why, Stones-type timbre!" originally "Bittersweet Symphony"
Found this on a website
Submitted by: dxman

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Bitter Sweet Symphony" Length: 5:58
Despite its being just shy of six minutes long—a very long time for mainstream radio in 1998—it managed to hit #12 on the Billboard charts, and eventually became a very well-known song due to its use in a Nike commercial and the movie "Cruel Intentions."
Submitted by: Cat

Song Lawsuits:

"Bittersweet Symphony"
The string intro was sampled by an orchestrated version of The Rolling Stones "The Last Time". When the song was released, The Rolling Stones Record Company filed a suit against The Verve and told them that they sampled 'too much' of the song. And as a result, the song was credited as Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

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