The Verve

Like you, I do some kind of aerobic exercise almost every @#&%ing day (in addition to weight-lifting) because I understand that my brain needs a functioning body to carry it around for 100 years or so. And we all understand the importance of exercising the brain every day, too, don’t we?

Anyway, to endure the boredom of my 20-30 minutes on the treadmill, stair-climber, elliptical machine-thingy, or even a beach run, I listen to music. Most days that includes a song called “Lucky Man”, sung by some British odd-balls calling themselves The Verve.

Every day, for months, I’ve listened to the dopey lyrics of this song, thinking to myself, “Well, there’s no way he’s singing

‘It’s just a change in me, something in my liberty’.

“No, no”, I tell myself, “he must be singing something more sensible, more intelligent, surely!” Finally, I could endure it no longer and I Googled the [gosh-darned] lyrics…Yep, that’s what they’re singing, and the rest of the song is just as stupid!

But I still like the music.

The Verve; Good band, dopey lyrics, but what’s new about that?

7 thoughts on “The Verve

  1. Most music today is devoid of good lyrics… great sounds, bad lyrics.

    These singers/writers are just plain lazy and too kewl to share coherent thoughts.

    • Anonymous:
      What you mean is that another of the Verve’s hits, “Bittersweet Symphony”, samples the Rolling Stones’s 1960’s hit, “The Last Time”.
      This was all brought to my attention by broker Haffenreffer and, after studying the matter, I’ve concluded that Bittersweet Symphony is an absolute rip-off of that Stones song and apparently the courts agreed.

      Interesting case, maybe I’ll post on it.

  2. Maybe you can make some cool playlists, Music to Workout To and Music to Show Real Estate to. I do like a lot of the British 90s music for Equinox visits, maybe not so effective to show great homes in Greenwich.

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