Andy's Chest
The Velvet Underground Lyrics


If I could be anything in the world that flew
I would be a bat and come swooping after you
And if the last time you were here, things were a bit askew
Well, you know what happens after dark
When rattlesnakes loose their skins and their hearts
And all the missionaries loose their bark
All the trees are calling after you
And all the venom snipers after you
Are all the mountains boulder after you
If I could be anything of the things in this world that bite
Instead of being a tethered ocelot on a leash
I'd rather be your kite
And be tied to the end of your string
And flying in the air, babe, at night
Because you know what they say about honey bears
When you shave off all their baby hair
You've got a hairy minded big bare bear
And all the bells are rolling out for you
And stones are all erupting out for you
And all the cheap bloodsuckers are flying after you

Yesterday, Daisy Mae and Biff were grooving down the street
And just like in a movie, her hands became her feet
Her belly button was her mouth
Which meant she tasted what she'd speak
But the funny thing is what happened to her nose
It grew until it reached all of her toes
Now, when people say her feet smell, they mean her nose
And curtains laced with diamonds, dear, for you
And kingdom's Christian sailors (soldiers), dear, for you
And melting ice cap mountains, dear, for you
And knights in flaming silver robes for you
And bats, that with a kiss turn prince for you
Swoop, swoop, oh, baby, rock, rock ...

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: LOU REED

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Comments from YouTube:

Phil McCaffrey

thats how you write a song....

David Bowie

David Bowie and Mick Ronson produced it. Mick took over musically. David made sure Lou was sober enough to do it, which actually was a REALLY hard job.

Robert Hickey

Big fan of Bowie but Lou Reed inspired Bowie not the other way around.

salvie5

David Bowie you mustn’t forget mick ronson

David Bowie

David and Mick had to look at eachother in the recording studio like "What the fuck!?"

Victor

You can't mistake that voice in the backing vocals 😏

reklessheart

What do they say about Honey Bears Lou ?? ,missing you and David Bowie ,

Sara McCauley

I cannot believe this has not even got 75000 views!?! Whats that all about? This is a class track from a class album. His voice is just..... Sex!

Jose Luis Reyes Muñoz

I'm with you. When I got the album (long, long ago; I was a teenager and now I'm 52) that instantly became one of my best loved songs and still is.

rumvodkaf1

Swoop, swoop, rock, rock...

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