Pale Blue Eyes
The Velvet Underground Lyrics


Sometimes I feel so happy
Sometimes I feel so sad
Sometimes I feel so happy
But mostly you just make me mad
Baby, you just make me mad

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

Thought of you as my mountaintop
Thought of you as my peak
Thought of you as everything
I've had, but couldn't keep
I've had, but couldn't keep

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

If I could make the world as pure
And strange as what I see
I'd put you in the mirror
I put in front of me
I put in front of me

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

Skip a life completely
Stuff it in a cup
She said, "Money is like us in time
It lies, but can't stand up"
Down for you is up

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

It was good what we did yesterday
And I'd do it once again
The fact that you are married
Only proves you're my best friend
But it's truly, truly a sin

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Lou Reed

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Sushila Devi

Sometimes I feel so happy
Sometimes I feel so sad
Sometimes I feel so happy
But mostly you just make me mad
Baby, you just make me mad

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

Thought of you as my mountaintop
Thought of you as my peak
Thought of you as everything
I've had, but couldn't keep
I've had, but couldn't keep

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

If I could make the world as pure
And strange as what I see
I'd put you in a mirror
I put in front of me
I put in front of me

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

Skip a life completely
Stuff it in a cup
She said "money is like us in time
It lies, but can't stand up"
Down for you is up

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

It was good what we did yesterday
And I'd do it once again
The fact that you are married
Only proves you're my best friend
But it's truly, truly a sin

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes



j j

Às vezes me sinto tão feliz
Às vezes me sinto tão triste
Às vezes me sinto tão feliz
Mas na maioria das vezes você apenas me enlouquece
Baby, você apenas me enlouquece
Permanecendo em seus olhos azuis claros
Permanecendo em seus olhos azuis claros

Pensei em você como meu ápice
Pensei em você como meu pico
Pensei em você como tudo
Que eu tive, mas não consegui manter
Que eu tive, mas não consegui manter

Permanecendo em seus olhos azuis claros
Permanecendo em seus olhos azuis claros

Se pudesse deixar o mundo tão puro e estranho quanto eu o vejo
Eu te colocaria no espelho que eu coloquei na minha frente
Que eu coloquei na minha frente

Permanecendo em seus olhos azuis claros
Permanecendo em seus olhos azuis claros

Ignore uma vida inteira, a coloque em um copo
Ela disse que dinheiro é como nós no momento
Cai, mas não consegue se levantar
Tristeza para você é alegria

Permanecendo em seus olhos azuis claros
Permanecendo em seus olhos azuis claros

Foi bom o que fizemos ontem
E eu faria novamente
O fato de você ser casada
Só prova que você é minha melhor amiga
Mas é realmente, realmente um pecado
Permanecendo em seus olhos azuis claros
Permanecendo em seus olhos azuis claros



Cassia G. Cardoso

Sometimes I feel so happy
Sometimes I feel so sad
Sometimes I feel so happy
But mostly you just make me mad
Baby, you just make me mad

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

Thought of you as my mountaintop
Thought of you as my peak
Thought of you as everything
I've had, but couldn't keep
I've had, but couldn't keep

If I could make the world as pure
And strange as what I see
I'd put you in the mirror
I put in front of me
I put in front of me

Skip a life completely
Stuff it in a cup
She said, "Money is like us in time
It lies, but can't stand up"
Down for you is up

It was good what we did yesterday
And I'd do it once again
The fact that you are married
Only proves you're my best friend
But it's truly, truly a sin



Cam

Sometimes I feel so happy
Sometimes I feel so sad
Sometimes I feel so happy
But mostly you just make me mad
Baby, you just make me mad
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Thought of you as my mountaintop
Thought of you as my peak
Thought of you as everything
I've had, but couldn't keep
I've had, but couldn't keep
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes
If I could make the world as pure
And strange as what I see
I'd put you in the mirror
I put in front of me
I put in front of me
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Skip a life completely
Stuff it in a cup
She said, "Money is like us in time
It lies, but can't stand up"
Down for you is up
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes
It was good what we did yesterday
And I'd do it once again
The fact that you are married
Only proves you're my best friend
But it's truly, truly a sin
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes



Shady7Villareal

Sometimes I feel so happy
Sometimes I feel so sad
Sometimes I feel so happy
But mostly you just make me mad
Baby, you just make me mad

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

Thought of you as my mountain top
Thought of you as my peak
A thought of you as everything
I've had, but couldn't keep
I've had, but couldn't keep

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

Skip a life completely
Stuff it in a cup
They said, money is like us in time
It lies, but can't stand up
Down for you is up

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

It was good what we did yesterday
And I'd do it once again
The fact that you are married
Only proves you're my best friend
But it's truly, truly a sin

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

If I could make the world as pure
And strange as what I see
I'd put you in a mirror
I'd put in front of me
I'd put in front of me

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes



비정한세상

Sometimes I feel so happy
Sometimes I feel so sad
Sometimes I feel so happy
But mostly you just make me mad
Baby, you just make me mad

Linger on your pale blue eyes

Thought of you as my mountaintop
Thought of you as my peak
Thought of you as everything
I've had, but couldn't keep

If I could make the world as pure
And strange as what I see
I'd put you in a mirror
I put in front of me

Skip a life completely
Stuff it in a cup
She said "money is like us in time
It lies, but can't stand up"
Down for you is up

It was good what we did yesterday
And I'd do it once again
The fact that you are married
Only proves you're my best friend
But it's truly, truly a sin



All comments from YouTube:

Chris Wilkinson

This song reminds of my daughter who died unexpectedly at age of 14, 3 years ago. It most often makes me cry. She had pale blue eyes, too. And purple hair just before she died. I think about her many times every day and it feels like I will never heal. I don't suppose I will, I will just learn to live with it. But I still have to deal with that pit of the stomach feeling, just as though she has just died all over again.

kalegta tsegaye

That last part the way you described " that pit of the stomach feeling, just as though you lost them yesterday" it must be so hard a feeling you get when you lose someone you loved dearly and suddenly when they cross your mind, I know that feeling it just will never go away, I understand your lose, I m so sorry.

Chris Wilkinson

@David Rockett Genuinely sorry for your loss. Look after yourself, mate, especially your mental and emotional health.

David Rockett

My beautiful blue eyed wife too last year sux

sarah06ish

I'm very sorry about your daughter. That's so sad.

Ika

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Tommy O.

This morning I've been thinking about what makes Velvet Underground songs so great is how they have a moment that transcends space and time that recontextualizes the whole song. We can all agree "Pale Blue Eyes" is one of the most tender songs ever written. But it's the way Lou Reed sings "but it's truly truly a sin" that let's you know there's something real about the song. It's a moment that's so overwhelmingly vulnerable and personal that it's a little uncomfortable.

When we think of the songs of the 50s and 60s, there's a lot of heartbreak and love and longing. Most if not all of it feels superficial on some level. You always feel safe knowing it's just a song. It's lyrics put to music and it evokes the themes that it should. Well done.

But a song like "Pale Blue Eyes" feels like it's a part of someone's life, an experience somehow made into art in a strange and bending form. There's no distance between the performance and the truth.

James Lappin

Preach the truth. More beautiful than I could ever put.

Neptune's Bible

Love that description !

Shreevar Chhotaria

Lovely stuff, this. Best wishes Tommy!

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