90’s One Hit Wonders, Part Two – The Verve, “Bitter Sweet Symphony” [VIDEOS]
Richard Ashcroft (lead singer) wrote the lyrics, which are a somber look at the doldrums of everyday life: "You're a slave to money, then you die."
The publishing rights went to Allen Klein, The Rolling Stones' former manager. The Stones signed a contract with Klein early in their career, part of the deal gave Klein the publishing rights to all of the Stones' songs through 1969. He made loads of money from this song (more than anyone else).
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