On Your Own (The Verve song)

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"On Your Own"
On Your Own (The Verve single - cover art).jpg
Single by The Verve
from the album A Northern Soul
Released 12 June 1995
Format CD, 7"
Recorded 1995 Loco Studios, Wales
Genre Britpop
Length 3:34
Label Hut Records
Writer(s) Nick McCabe, Richard Ashcroft, Simon Jones, Peter Salisbury
Producer(s) Owen Morris, The Verve
The Verve singles chronology
"This Is Music"
"On Your Own"
A Northern Soul track listing
"This Is Music"
"On Your Own"
"So It Goes"

"On Your Own" is a song by British rock band The Verve, and is featured on their second album, A Northern Soul. It was released 12 June 1995 as the second single from the album charting at #28 in the UK Singles Chart (see 1995 in British music).


The song appears to be based on the work of The Smiths, using some of their techniques, such as adding major sevenths - and even features a lyric close to the one in How Soon Is Now?:

"You come in on your own and you leave on your own"

This Verve lyric can find easy comparisons with:

"and you stand on your own and you leave on your own".

Lead singer Richard Ashcroft also recorded an acoustic version of On Your Own that contained only piano and acoustic guitar, in addition to Ashcroft's vocals. The vinyl version is green and features the B-Side I See The Door. A small number of the green vinyl release were misprinted and featured the track "Friends" by Daryll-Ann. Nearly all misprinted copies were destroyed, making it a highly collectable single.

Track listings[edit]

  • CD HUTCD 55
  1. On Your Own
  2. I See the Door
  3. Little Gem
  4. Dance On Your Bones
  • Cassette HUTC 55
  1. On Your Own
  2. I See the Door
  • 7" HUT 55
  1. On Your Own
  2. I See the Door

US version[edit]

In 1995 On Your Own was released for the American market - with a different track listing. The single was distributed by American label Vernon Yard Recordings.

  • CD Promo DPRO-12747
  1. On Your Own

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