Venus In Furs
Lou Reed Lyrics


Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girl child in the dark
Clubs and bells, your servant, don’t forsake him
Strike dear mistress and cure his heart

Downy sins of streetlight fancies
Chase the costumes she shall wear
Ermine furs adorn imperious
Severin, severin awaits you there
I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather
Shiny leather in the dark
Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
Strike dear mistress and cure his heart

Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
Severin, down on your bended knees
Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
Oh Severin, taste the whip, now plead for me

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girl child in the dark
Severin, your servant comes in bells, please don’t forsake him
Strike dear mistress and cure his heart

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Different colors made
Different colors made
Different colors made of tears

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Written by: Lou Reed

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In 1991 when I was 21 years old, I served jury duty in NYC with Jane Scarpanonti. Over several days while waiting to see whether we would be called to be on a jury, we talked a lot about music and the cello. Turned out that she and her boyfriend lived in my neighborhood and I ran into them several times afterwards. Not long after, I saw her face on the cover of 10,000 Maniacs unplugged album and ever since she's been incredible. Her music with Lou is beyond amazing.

Yorgos Moschopoulos

Masterpiece. And the cello solo is rocking!

Thomas Tolis

Έτσι

Crimson Wolf

Jane Scarpantoni (cello) definitely steals the show and is the highlight of this performance. Different but almost equal.. almost, to John Cale's original viola performance.

Jerry Jocoy

That cello reached my soul...

rahul Kumar

Jane Scarpantoni- Cello Girl

Joseph Clasen

Not a love story: Always had a fascination with this song! I was about 7 the first time I got a listen. I did not understand the lyrics, but this made me realize how melody could strike feeling and curiosity!

Tony Butler

fur from Victorian days was what leather is today for a woman to wear to be a dominatrix

Lu Vi

What power this woman! really brings fire into your veins ... and your voice Lou is a call from infinity ......... ❤️ & ❤️

retadanoshin

Jane Scarpantoni!!! So good!

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