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The Velvet Underground Lyrics


Teenage Mary said to Uncle Dave
I sold my soul, must be saved
Gonna take a walk down to Union Square
You never know who you're gonna find there
You gotta run, run, run, run, run
Take a drag or two
Run, run, run, run, run
Gypsy Death and you
Tell you whatcha do
Marguerita Passion had to get her fix
She wasn't well, she was getting sick
Went to sell her soul, she wasn't high
Didn't know, thinks she could buy it
And she would run, run, run, run, run
Take a drag or two
Run, run, run, run, run
Gypsy Death and you
Tell you whatcha do
Seasick Sarah had a golden nose
Hobnail boots wrapped around her toes
When she turned blue, all the angels screamed
They didn't know, they couldn't make the scene
She had to run, run, run, run, run
Take a drag or two
Run, run, run, run, run
Gypsy Death and you
Tell you whatcha do
Beardless Harry, what a waste
Couldn't even get a small town taste
Rode the trolleys down to forty seven
Figured he was good to get himself to heaven
'Cause he had to run, run, run, run, run
Take a drag or two
Run, run, run, run, run
Gypsy Death and you
Tell you whatcha do

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

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Comments from YouTube:

Anthony Musto

"One chord is fine.Two chords is pushing it.Three chords is jazz" Lou reed

Robbie Clark

Velvet Underground is the sound of rhythm and blues on its worst day- and that's a compliment.

ecco

Do you know how stupid this comment sounds when you read it out loud?

Henry Lyons

fuck off lmao

Amanda Bernhardt

you know it's a Lou Reed song if every verse is a short story about a different person

ecco

​@Harry Coyle If Dylan was a junkie, I'd bet his music would be less lame and more palatable.

Harry Coyle

Dylan did it first. He ran on the same streets too but managed to avoid becoming a junkie.

hippiecheezburger

I love how velvet underground was basically blues music turned into hell, precursors of punk, noise rock, experimental

Harry Coyle

It's an intentionally raw recording. Lou had to squelch his guitar feeding back before busting those hot licks. This is the lyrical and sonic polar opposite of the Ventures' ''Walk Don't Run''.

Alonda Thomas

hippiecheeseburger:
"Blues music turned into hell"---I like that phrase,lol! I like this song because of its country-blues feel, and the fact that unlike most songs about being on drugs at the time, it's much more grittier and real that most songs of that era about the subject.

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