Heroin
The Velvet Underground Lyrics


I don't know just where I'm going
But I'm gonna try for the kingdom, if I can
'Cause it makes me feel like I'm a man
When I put a spike into my vein
And I tell you things aren't quite the same

When I'm rushing on my run
And I feel just like Jesus' son
And I guess that I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know

I have made big decision
I'm gonna try to nullify my life
'Cause when the blood begins to flow
When it shoots up the dropper's neck
When I'm closing in on death

You can't help me now, you guys
And all you sweet girls with all your sweet talk
You can all go take a walk
And I guess I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know

I wish that I was born a thousand years ago
I wish that I'd sailed the darkened seas
On a great big clipper ship
Going from this land here to that
On a sailor's suit and cap

Away from the big city
Where a man cannot be free
Of all the evils of this town
And of himself and those around
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know

Heroin, be the death of me
Heroin, it's my wife and it's my life
Because a mainline into my vein
Leads to a center in my head
And then I'm better off than dead

Because when the smack begins to flow
I really don't care anymore
About all the Jim-Jims in this town
And all the politicians making crazy sounds
And everybody putting everybody else down
And all the dead bodies piled up in mounds

'Cause when the smack begins to flow
And I really don't care anymore
Ah, when that heroin is in my blood
And that blood is in my head
Then thank God that I'm as good as dead
And thank your God that I'm not aware
And thank God that I just don't care
And I guess I just don't know
Oh, and I guess I just don't know

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Written by: Lou Reed

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INCOGNITOCT SLO P

[Verse 1]
I don't know just where I'm going
But I'm gonna try for the kingdom, if I can
Cause it makes me feel like I'm a man
When I put a spike into my vein
And I tell you things aren't quite the same
When I'm rushing on my run
And I feel just like Jesus' son

[Chorus]
And I guess that I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know

[Verse 2]
I have made big decision
I'm gonna try to nullify my life
Cause when the blood begins to flow
When it shoots up the dropper's neck
When I'm closing in on death
You can't help me, not you guys
And all you sweet girls with all your sweet talk
You can all go take a walk

[Chorus]
And I guess I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know

[Verse 3]
I wish that I was born a thousand years ago
I wish that I'd sailed the darkened seas
On a great big clipper ship
Going from this land here to that
In a sailor's suit and cap
Away from the big city
Where a man cannot be free
Of all the evils of this town
And of himself and those around

[Chorus]
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know

[Verse 4]
Heroin, be the death of me
Heroin, it's my wife and it's my life, haha
Because a mainline into my vein
Leads to a center in my head
And then I'm better off than dead
Because when the smack begins to flow
I really don't care anymore
About all the Jim-Jims in this town
And all the politicians making crazy sounds
And everybody putting everybody else down
And all the dead bodies piled up in mounds
Cause when the smack begins to flow
And I really don't care anymore
Ah, when that heroin is in my blood
Heh, and that blood is in my head
Then thank God that I'm as good as dead
And thank your God that I'm not aware
And thank God that I just don't care

[Chorus]
And I guess I just don't know
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know

Crazy stuff ...



Filippo Stoppa

Years ago I started to listen this song.... then I was listening every day for few months... and more times every day...of course

I had a girlfriend....

Once she listened it...she said "what's this?? It's just noise"

........
.......... in life we make experiences... sometimes with persons that are not the "right" one

She was not :)
I love music. I love this.
Anyway
Bye



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Dabee

I love how the drums act almost as a heartbeat, so when its mentioned that the protagonist is shooting up, the drums get faster like a heart beating. This song is pure genius

Madben 99

It's also Way out of tune.

Laizee K

@Robert Kelley the high tones imitate the weird sensation you get when you shoot a heavy amount of dope and get a monsterous rush, its this weird feeling that your brain is itching. This song is genius beyond fucking the typical genius lmao

Luke Berrie

Another thing I wanna point out is that the violin (?) playing the same note throughout the song loses control more and more each time the drums kick in. This might represent the harm being done to your body each time you use it? Just a theory.

TrueDøømer

@chase not even comparable, meth high sucks completely. Heroin and all opiates on the other hand, offer this insanely euphoric high that is also extremely mellow and laid back, low doses can pep you up and give you manic energy but high doses you start nodding towards the end of the night. Blew my mind the first time I tried one, my friend and I obtained 4 pounds of unwashed poppy seeds and made opium tea....right away it was like a lightswitch that turned all my problems and anxieties off.

TheBLGL

That’s kind of the point..,

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Charles Carranza

44 days clean today.

George McCombe

Oooh

SkySerphentOfTheSkyy?

@steffen Ja, alles gut. :>

edward starling

I used to slam 15 bags at once. Then i found this dealer that was spiking it with fentanyl. I collapsed after 6 bag shot. Woke up to police cutting off my shirt. Then went out. They narcoed me twice and shocked my heart. After refusing to go to the hospital, and police left, i did more along with coke. This is how fucking stupid i was.

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