Analysis Of The Songs Bitterweet Symphony, Fixing A Hole, And Creep

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Register to read the introduction… The song's lyrics, "When you were here before, couldn’t look you in the eye." indicates that the writer questions his worthiness, and has low self-esteem. York writes about his low self-esteem in a straight forward, no holding back way. The song takes a somber look at his self-pity, and feeling of unworthiness. York continues in the song about his low self worth by singing, "I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo. What the hell am I doing here? I don't belong here." He writes this as an indication of not fitting in with the girl that he feels is unreachable. York holds no boundaries in these lines about his feelings of self-worth and his negative outlook at his life. The song then shows York's hope for a better life; "I want to have control, I want a perfect body, I want a perfect soul." This shows that he sees an opportunity in perfection, and strives to unreachable platforms to be happy. York writes about his life as out of control, and wishes to gain control and fix his life, but offers no suggestions as to …show more content…
Ashcroft starts the song off singing about the mixed priorities of a bittersweet life in his lyrics; "Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life. Try to make ends meet you're a slave to money then you die." These lyrics show Ashcroft's opinion of money as a downfall to humanity, and the effects it has on humanity. He comes off as being somewhat bitter in these lyrics, undermining the fact that he has probably earned millions in his career as a musician. Instead of coming up with an option other than being a slave to money, and then ultimately dying Ashcroft is in a way wallowing in self-pity. The song goes on to an ending of disillusionment, as well as an outlook of impossible hope in the lyrics, " No change, I can't change, I can’t change, I can’t change. But I'm here in my mold, I am here in my mold." These lyrics are tell tailing about the writer not wanting to break out of the cookie cutter, and not wanting to change his bad situation. Even in a bad situation, one finds comfort in familiarity, and Richard Ashcroft shows this in his unwillingness to

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