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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John Connard

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girl child in the dark
Comes and goes, 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 plead 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



qwe123303

+grumpyyyyy

"...and this song, just indicated how tame music became through the late 80's to the 90's."

Sonic Youth. SONIC YOUTH. Schizophrenia, Pacific Coast Highway, Shadow of a Doubt, Death Valley '69, Kill Yr Idols, Shaking Hell, Cinderella's Big Score, I could on and on and on.

Nirvana themselves LOVED Sonic Youth. When they were getting famous from 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', they were touring with the one, the only Sonic Youth.

Sonic Youth were the only true successors to The Velvet Underground.



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Jacey P.

The velvet underground: I guess you guys aren’t ready for that, but your kids are gonna love it

Walter Sobchak

Marty

HahahaVille

I remember doing heroin and cocaine(I believe it was called a "speedball" back then mid 90's) I was listening to this song and I thought I was going to have a heart attack. Everything got loud and my head was throbbing. I felt a pain/burning in my chest and I could barely breath( I felt like i was breathing underwater). The whole time, I was trying not to let on and play it cool. I was holding on to dear life (literally, as i was grasping on to the coffee table with all my might, my knuckles were white) I thought that day I was going to die. then this girl saw what was happening and we walked outside and stared at the new york skyline from the balcony. I never got her name but she probably saved my life...so, to whoever you are, thank you....the things you do when you are young....

Juan Pablo Porras Lara

Speedball was the reason Layne Staley died for! She was your angel!

David Small

Cool man....I did in 73

Angie Gomez

@meeson s. a speedball is a concoction of heroin& coke, it could be either lethal or the best high ever

Serge Romanchenko

@Walter Sobchak I'm years as on substitution therapy. Being an ordinary person . And a secret ex-junkie.

Walter Sobchak

@Serge Romanchenko just sniff it bro that’s all you need. No weight loss no meth mouth no delusions just a long smooth sail.

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John Connard

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girl child in the dark
Comes and goes, 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 plead 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

Chaos Farm

Pure poetry

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