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"History" is a song by English rock band The Verve, and is featured on their second album A Northern Soul. This was the first song by the band to feature strings (a formula that would later be used for several Urban Hymns singles). The opening lyrics of the song are based on the first two stanzas of William Blake's poem, London. The song is quite melancholy, with Melody Maker describing it as "an epic, windswept symphony of strings, flailing vocals… read more

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I wander lonely streets
Behind where the old Thames does flow
And in every face I meet
Reminds me of what I have run from

The Verve - History Lyrics

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  • nicorebel ur so cute and funny.
  • "I'm gonna tell you my tale; of how I loved and how I failed" (2)
  • Incredible. From the William Blake influenced lyrics to the strings featured on 'Mind Games' this is absolutely epic.
  • Their best song, without a shadow of a doubt. Brings tears to my eyes every single time.
  • One of the greatest songs ever composed.
  • this song is a masterpiece
  • "I'm gonna tell you my tale; of how I loved and how I failed"

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