Venus in Furs
The Velvet Underground Lyrics


Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girl child in the dark
Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

Downy sins of streetlight fancies
Chase the costumes she shall wear
Ermine furs adorn the imperious
Severin, Severin awaits you there
I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather
Shiny leather in the dark
Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
Severin, down on your bended knee
Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
Taste the whip, now bleed for me

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girl child in the dark
Severin, your servant comes in bells, please don't forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

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Written by: Lou Reed

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Kena Molina

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girl child in the dark
Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart
… Downy sins of streetlight fancies
Chase the costumes she shall wear
Ermine furs adorn the imperious
Severin, Severin awaits you there
… I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears
… Kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather
Shiny leather in the dark
Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart
… Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
Severin, down on your bended knee
Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
Taste the whip, now bleed for me
… I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears
… Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girl child in the dark
Severin, your servant comes in bells, please don't forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart



A. T.

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

Downy sins of streetlight fancies
Chase the costumes she shall wear
Ermine furs adorn the imperious
Severin, Severin awaits you there

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather
Shiny leather in the dark
Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
Severin, down on your bended knee
Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
Taste the whip, now bleed for me

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Severin, your servant comes in bells, please don't forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart



All comments from YouTube:

Blake Elliott

This song is… It’s just fucking magic… For so many reasons. The ultimate song written about and dedicated to wealthy and bourgeoise, yet internally submissive or remorsefully powerful/dominant men, walking through a party searching for his mistress that will (even if only for one night) cure his aching heart. Fuck, man… NOBODY was writing lyrics like this or composing SOUND like that on this level back then for the kind of audience they were making it for. NOBODY but them, not in such a direct/targeted way. Fuck… 🌹💎🥃🚬

Jose Cortez

These lyrics, the music, is just something i never heard before. I love everything about this song.

Paul TheSkeptic

I mean Lou Reed. Throughout his career his lyrics were pretty spectacular. But yeah there was something kind of magical about them. Had it been off in any direction, it might not have worked. Had they been these really accomplished and experienced musicians it might not have had that magic. But had they been a little more amateurish, they might not have been able to bring it all together. It was this wonderful blend of raw creativity and absolute fearlessness that happened in the right place and at the right time. Like a rare planetary conjunction all the elements just happened to come together. A gift of fate.

DaveDexterMusic

given it was based on an 1870 book, the concepts at play in this nearly a century later probably weren't as surprising as you'd think

Kyle Porter

My theme song growing up.I would Walk around in the olympic mountains alone with my headphones on singing and dancing to this all the time.

Oleksii Shekhovtsov

I could listen to that chorus for a thousand years 🤤

Philip J. Fry

@Christian Rouse A thousand dreams, that would awake him

Christian Rouse

I see what you did there

Rudolph Kopp

@Anurag Deshpande ⁰comin up

Anurag Deshpande

@Yahya_Japheth Bathory +n

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