Rock & Roll
The Velvet Underground Lyrics


Jenny said when she was just five years old
There was nothing happening at all
Every time she puts on a radio
There was a nothin' goin' down at all, not at all
Then one fine mornin' she puts on a New York station
You know, she couldn't believe what she heard at all
She started shakin' to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by rock 'n' roll

Despite all the amputations
You know you could just go out
And dance to a rock 'n' roll station

It was alright (it was alright)
Hey baby, you know it was alright (it was alright)

Jenny said
When she was just about five years old
You know why parents gonna be the death of us all
Two TV sets and two Cadillac cars
Well you know, it ain't gonna help me at all, not just a tiny bit
Then one fine mornin' she turns on a New York station
She doesn't believe what she hears at all
Ooh, she started dancin' to that fine fine music
You know her life is saved by rock 'n' roll, yeah rock 'n' roll

Despite all the computations
You could just dance
To that rock 'n' roll station

And baby it was alright (it was alright)
Hey it was alright (it was alright)
Hey here she comes now!
Jump! jump!

Jenny said when she was just about five years old
Hey, you know, there was nothing happening at all, not at all
Every time I put on the radio
You know there's nothin' goin' down at all, not at all
Then one fine mornin' she hears a New York station
She just didn't believe what she heard at all, hey, not at all
She started dancin' to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by rock 'n' roll, yes rock 'n' roll

Despite all the computation
You know you could just dance
To a rock 'n' roll station

All right
All right
And it was alright
Well, listen to me now
And it was alright
Come on, man, listen
It was alright
It was alright
And it was alright
Alright!
It's alright
Alright!
Yeah, it's alright now
Alright!
Yeah, it's alright now
Alright!
It is all alright
Alright!
Yeah, alright now
Alright!
And it's alright right now
Alright!
And it's alright now
Alright!
Oh baby
Alright!
Oh baby
Alright!
Oh baby
Alright!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Alright!
Now it's alright now
Alright!
Ooh, it's alright now
Alright!
Oh, alright
Alright!
Alright now
Alright!

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

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Romano Ochoa

Jenny said when she was just five years old
There was nothin' happ'nin' at all
Every time she puts on the radio
There was nothin' goin' down at all, not at all
Then one fine morning, she puts on a New York station
You know, she don't believe what she heard at all
She started shaking to that fine, fine music
You know, her life was saved by rock and roll
Despite all the amputations
You know, you could just go out and dance to the rock and roll station
And it was all right (It was all right)
Hey, baby, you know, it was all right (It was all right)
Jenny said when she was just about 5 years old
"You know, my parents are gonna be the death of us all
Two TV sets and two Cadillac cars
Well, you know, ain't gonna help me at all, not just a tiny bit"
Then one fine morning, she turns on a New York station
She doesn't believe what she hears at all
Ooh, she started dancin' to that fine, fine music
You know, her life was saved by rock and roll, yeah, rock and roll
Despite all the computations
You could just change it to that rock and roll station
And baby, it was all right (It was all right)
Hey, it was all right (It was all right)
Hey, here she comes now
Now, Jenny said when she was just about five years old
"Hey, you know, there's nothing happenin' at all, not at all
Every time I put on the radio
You know, there's nothin' goin' down at all, not at all"
But one fine morning, she hears a New York station
She doesn't believe what she heard at all, hey, not at all
She started dancing to that fine, fine music
You know, her life was saved by rock and roll, yes, rock and roll
Ooh, despite all the computation
You know, you could just dance to a rock and roll station
All right, all right
And it was all right
Are you list'nin' to me now?
And it was all right
Come on now, listen ta me
It was all right, it was all right
Man, it was all right (All right)
It's all right (All right)
Baby, it's all right now (All right)
Baby, it's all right now (All right)
Man, it's all right (All right)
Said all right now (All right)
It's all right right now (All right)
It's all right now (All right)
Oh, baby (All right)
Oh, baby (All right)
Oh, baby (All right)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (All right)
Now it's all right now (All right)
Ooh, it's all right now (All right)
Oh, oh (All right)
All right now (All right)



Quinn W. Johnson

Well, listen and look at the entirety of the band.

John Cale left, Nico too, what with that wigged Edie Sedgwick soul stealer producing only the first lp with the phallic banana on the cover?!
More sang than jus Sweet Lou. Mo, the drummer!!! Sterling too. How bout Sister Ray's length and they were signed to Verve Records?!
Wasn't about the singing but the concept, so ahead of their time.

Who puts a songs like HEROIN & WAITING FOR MY MAN + VENUS IN FURS and Femme Fatale on their first Album?! Nobody but VU.

Look at the tickets sold for all their shows. Bet more people stand on the uptown platform at Columbus Circle fridays at 5pm.
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pedro

Jenny said when she was just five years old
There was nothing happening at all
Every time she puts on a radio
There was a nothin' goin' down at all, not at all
Then one fine mornin' she puts on a New York station
You know, she couldn't believe what she heard at all
She started shakin' to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by rock 'n' roll

Despite all the amputations
You know you could just go out
And dance to a rock 'n' roll station

It was alright (it was alright)
Hey baby, you know it was alright (it was alright)

Jenny said
When she was just about five years old
You know why parents gonna be the death of us all
Two TV sets and two Cadillac cars
Well you know, it ain't gonna help me at all, not just a tiny bit
Then one fine mornin' she turns on a New York station
She doesn't believe what she hears at all
Ooh, she started dancin' to that fine fine music
You know her life is saved by rock 'n' roll, yeah rock 'n' roll

Despite all the computations
You could just dance
To that rock 'n' roll station

And baby it was alright (it was alright)
Hey it was alright (it was alright)
Hey here she comes now!
Jump! jump!

Jenny said when she was just about five years old
Hey, you know, there was nothing happening at all, not at all
Every time I put on the radio
You know there's nothin' goin' down at all, not at all
Then one fine mornin' she hears a New York station
She just didn't believe what she heard at all, hey, not at all
She started dancin' to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by rock 'n' roll, yes rock 'n' roll

Despite all the computation
You know you could just dance
To a rock 'n' roll station

All right
All right
And it was alright
Well, listen to me now
And it was alright
Come on, man, listen
It was alright
It was alright
And it was alright
Alright!
It's alright
Alright!
Yeah, it's alright now
Alright!
Yeah, it's alright now
Alright!
It is all alright
Alright!
Yeah, alright now
Alright!
And it's alright right now
Alright!
And it's alright now
Alright!
Oh baby
Alright!
Oh baby
Alright!
Oh baby
Alright!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Alright!
Now it's alright now
Alright!
Ooh, it's alright now
Alright!
Oh, alright
Alright!
Alright now
Alright!



All comments from YouTube:

Paul Caldwell

My life was saved by rock and roll.

อัศวินรัตติกาล

trust me. I get it. ::D

Kevin Mulcahy

Me too!

Paul Caldwell

@Thane I don't care for Israeli mythology. I'm a Taoist. The yin yang symbolizes Taoism. Taoism is Chinese. Buddhism comes from India.

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Paul Caldwell
💩 rap

Rabbi Ingber

@Thane no thanks. Be Blessed

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evan morrow

After listening to the Velvet Underground for the past week, I've made up my mind. I'm going to start a band.

Timothy J. Horan

Awright!! I can dig it!! WZBC FM Boston College radio c.1980 brought me. If I could have just seventeen minutes of my life back it would be those seventeen minutes c.1980 in which the radio played 'Sister Ray' and I heard it for the first time. I was 14-15 and It FLOORED me! Yes Evan, there is a Santa Claus and I like so, so very, very many others became bound and determined to start a band. My 15 year-old self and a rag tag group of fellow outcasts began to regularly torture the neighbors with our sound/ noise. I saw what I still believe Patti Smith was referring to with her freewheeling free association rap about the ''possibilities''. Sister Ray changed my life. I SWEAR it changed my body chemistry and I've never even done drugs! Go figure! Rock on soul brother!-Timothy

princess glitterpear

So how's it making out

deadvoguestar

@Lillyanne animates here you go: The Ricin.

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