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The Velvet Underground Lyrics


We have lyrics for these tracks by The Velvet Underground:

- Guess I'm Falling in Love I got fever in my pocket You know I gotta move Hey…
- Sister Ray Doug and Sally inside They're cooking for the down five Wh…
01. White Light-White Heat White light, white light goin' messin' up my mind White lig…
02. Prominent Men demo Candy says, "I've come to hate my body And all that…
08 Stephanie Says Stephanie says That she wants to know Why she's given hal…
1-06 Waiting For The Man I'm waiting for my man Twenty-six dollars in my hand Up to…
11 Doug and Sally inside They're cooking for the down five Wh…
12. European Son You killed your European son You spit on those under twenty…
16 Head Held High My mama told me, ever since I was seven, Hold your…
18 sweet jane Standin' on a corner, Suitcase in my hand. Jack's in his c…
3.Run Run Run Teenage Mary said to Uncle Dave I sold my soul, must…
After Hours One, two, three If you close the door The night could last…
All Tomorrow's Parties In what costume shall the poor girl wear To all tomorrow's…
All Tomorrow's Parties Versio And what costume shall the poor girl wear To all tomorrow's…
All Tomorrow's Parties Version ) And what costume shall the poor girl wear To all tomorrow's…
All Tomorrow's Parties (Diffe And what costume shall the poor girl wear To all tomorrow's…
All Tomorrow's Parties ) In what costume shall the poor girl wear To all tomorrow's…
Andy If I could be anything in the world that flew I…
Beginning To See The Light Well I'm beginning to see the light Well I'm beginning to…
Beginning to See the Light (closet mix) Well I�m beginning to see the light (x2) some people work…
Black Angel's Death Song The myriad choices of his fate Set themselves out upon a…
Can It's hard being a man Living in a garbage pail My landlady…
Candy Says Candy says I've come to hate my body And all that…
Caroline Running to and from, got her hair in a braid, Always…
Chelsea Girl Here's room five four six It's enough to make you sick Bridg…
Chelsea Girls Here's Room 506 It's enough to make you sick Bridget's all w…
Coney Island Steeplechase Would you like to go on the Coney Island Steeple Go…
Cool It Down Somebody took the papers And somebody's got the key And some…
Countess From Hong Kong Countess from hong kong she moves so lightly Like the summe…
Coyote Coyote goes to the top of the hill Doin' the things…
Crash Whos that comin' 'round the bend. One wheel in the air. Helm…
Crimson and Clover (Tommy James & The Shondells cover) Ah and I don't hardly…
d3t15.Temptation Inside Your Heart Somebody shut the door I know where temptation lies Inside o…
d5t01.Who Loves The Sun Who loves the sun Who cares that it makes plants grow Who…
Dopey Joe Standin' on a corner got his hands in the air Mind…
European Son You killed your European son You spit on those under twenty-…
Femme Fatale Here she comes, you better watch your step She's going to…
Femme Fatale Version ) Here she comes, you better watch your step She's going to…
Femme Fatale ) Here she comes, you better watch your step She's going to…
Ferryboat Bill Ferryboat Bill, won't you please come home? You know your w…
Foggy Notion She's over by the corner Got her hands by her sides They…
Friends She's my best friend, certainly not your average girl Yeah, …
Guess I'm Falling In Love I got fever in my pocket You know I gotta move Hey…
Guess I'm Falling in Love (instrumental version) I got fever in my pocket You know I gotta move Hey…
Guess I'm Falling In Love - I got fever in my pocket You know I gotta move Hey…
Head Held High My mama told me, Ever since I was seven, Hold your…
Head Hold High My mama told me, ever since I was seven, Hold your…
Here She Comes Now, if she ever comes now, now If she ever comes…
Here She Comes Now Here she ever comes now now She ever comes now now She…
Heroin I don't know just where I'm going But I'm gonna try…
Heroin / Venus In Furs Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather Whiplash girl child in…
Hey Mr. Rain Three, four Hey Mr. Rain Ain't you follow me down Hey Mr. R…
Hey Mr. Rain (version II) Three, four Hey Mr. Rain Ain't you follow me down Hey Mr. Ra…
Hey Mr. Rain 1 Three, four Hey Mr. Rain Ain't you follow me down Hey M…
I Can't Stand It It's hard being a man Living in a garbage pail My landlady…
I Can't Stand It ) It's hard being a man Living in a garbage pail My landlady…
I Found a Reason Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba I found…
I Heard Her Call My Name Ever since I was on cripples Monday, I've got my eyeballs…
I Love You When I think of all the things I've done And I…
I"m Waiting For The Man I'm waiting for my man Twenty-six dollars in my hand Up to…
I'll Be Your Mirror I'll be your mirror Reflect what you are, in case you…
I'll Be Your Mirror Version ) I'll be your mirror Reflect what you are, in case you…
I'll Be Your Mirror ) I'll be your mirror Reflect what you are, in case you…
I'm Free I've been set free and I've been bound To the memories…
I'm Not Too Sorry If you think that it's all good You know what you'll…
I'm Set Free I've been set free and I've been bound To the memories…
I'm Sicking With You I'm sticking with you Cause I'm made out of glue Anything th…
I'm Waiting for the Man I'm waiting for my man Twenty-six dollars in my hand Up to…
If you close the door One, two, three If you close the door, the night could…
Im' Sticking With You I'm sticking with you Cause I'm made out of glue Anything th…
Inside Your Heart Somebody shut the door I know where temptation lies Inside…
It Was A Pleasure Then It was a pleasure then Could you just be here again To…
It's All Right I don't care about your ways Of love and life and…
It's Just Too Much Oh, there's one thing, baby I just don't understand Two old …
I´m gonna move right in Well she's straight and look like a lot of fun The…
I’m Waiting for the Man I'm waiting for my man Twenty-six dollars in my hand Up to…
Jesus Jesus, help me find my proper place Jesus, help me find…
Lady Godiva's Operation Lady Godiva here dressed so demurely Pats the head of anothe…
Lisa Says Lisa says that it's all right When she meets me at…
Little Jack I was raised in better days, mostly by myself No-one ever…
Little Sister Little Sister (John Cale, Lou Reed) Don't call me home, li…
Lonesome Cowboy Bill Lonesome Cowboy Bill Rides the rodeo. Lonesome Cowboy Bill, …
Louise Louise, take it all back to town Ain't it a shame…
Love Makes You Feel Ten Feet Tall Things aren't what they seem I'm always drifting into dream…
Miss Joanie Lee Hey miss Joanie Lee What's goin', goin' on? ???? to get no…
Murder Mystery Left Voice (Morrison, Tucker) Candy screen wrappers of sil…
New Age Can I have your autograph He said to the fat blonde…
O'm Waiting For The Man I'm waiting for my man Twenty-six dollars in my hand Up to…
Ocean Here comes the ocean And the waves down by the shore Here…
Ocean (Outtake Version) Here comes the ocean And the waves down by the sea Here…
Ocean ) Here comes the ocean and the waves down by the sea Here…
Oh Gin Oh, gin How could you treat me this way Oh, treat me…
Oh! Sweet Nuthin Say a word for Jimmy Brown He ain't got nothing at…
Oh! Sweet Nuthin' Say a word for Jimmy Brown He ain't got nothing at…
Oh! Sweet Nuthin' (early ver.. Say a word for Jimmy Brown He ain't got nothing at…
One Of These Days One of these days And it's peculiar Gonna look for me And ba…
Over You Here I go again Just gonna play it like a fool…
Pale Blue Eyes Sometimes I feel so happy Sometimes I feel so sad Sometimes …
Pale Blue Eyes ) Sometimes I feel so happy Sometimes I feel so sad Sometime…
Perfect Day Just a perfect day drink sangria in a park and then later …
Prominent Men Candy says, "I've come to hate my body And all that…
Real Good Time Together We're gonna have a real good time together We're gonna have…
Ride Into The Sun Looking for another place Somewhere else to be Looking for a…
Rock Jenny said When she was just five years old There was…
Rock & Roll Jenny said when she was just five years old There was…
Rock 'n' Roll Jenny said when she was just five years old There was…
Rock And Roll Jenny said when she was just five years old There was…
Rock And Roll ) Jenny said When she was just five years old There was…
Rock n Roll Jenny said when she was just five years old There was…
Run Run Run Teenage Mary said to Uncle Dave I sold my soul, must…
Run Run Run Version ) Teenage Mary said to Uncle Dave I sold my soul, must…
Run Run Run ) Teenage Mary said to Uncle Dave I sold my soul, must…
Sad Song livin' on borrowed time i'm in love w/ mary queen…
Satellite Of Love In this world as we know it Sorrows come and go Now…
She's My Best Friend She's my best friend, certainly not your average girl Yeah, …
Sheltered Life Never been to london, never been to france Never was sorry…
Sheltered Life Take Never been to London, never been to France never was sorr…
Sister Ray Doc and Sally inside They're cooking for the down five Who…
Sister Ray ) Doug and Sally inside They're cooking for the down five Wh…
Some Kinda Love Some kinda love Margarita told Tom Between thought and expre…
Some Kinda Love ) Some kinda love, Margarita told Tom Between thought and exp…
Stephanie Says Stephanie says that she wants to know Why she's given half…
Sunday Morning Sunday morning Brings the dawn in It's just a restless feeli…
Sunday Morning Version ) Sunday morning brings the dawn in It's just a restless feel…
Sunday Morning ) Sunday morning Brings the dawn in It's just a restless feeli…
Sweet Bonnie Brown ) Sweet bonnie brown, looking like a baby Coming down all over…
Sweet Jane Standin' on a corner Suitcase in my hand Jack's in his car,…
Sweet Jane (early version) Standin' on a corner Suitcase in my hand Jack's in his corse…
Sweet Jane (Full Length Versio Standin' on a corner, Suitcase in my hand. Jack's in his c…
Sweet Jane (live) Standin' on a corner Suitcase in my hand Jack's in his corse…
Sweet Sister Ray Doc and Sally inside They're cooking for the down five Who…
Take a Walk on the Wild Side Holly came from Miami, FLA Hitch-hiked her way across the U…
Temptation Inside Your Heart Somebody shut the door I know where temptation lies Inside…
That's The Story Of My Life That's the story of my life That's the difference Between w…
The Black Angel The myriad choices of his fate Set themselves out upon a…
The Black Angel S Death Song The myriad choices of his fate Set themselves out upon a…
The Black Angel's Death Song Myriad had choice of his fate Set themselves out upon a…
The Black Angel's Death Song ) The myriad choices of his fate Set themselves out upon a…
The Gift Waldo Jeffers had reached his limit. It was now Mid-August…
The Murder Mystery Left Voice (Morrison, Tucker) Candy screen wrappers of silk…
there is no reason There is no reason To treat me this way Take all my…
There She Goes Again There she goes again She's out on the streets again She's do…
theres she goes again There she goes again She's out on the streets again She's …
These Days I've been out walking I don't do too much talking these…
Train Coming Round The Bend Train round the bend Takin me away from my country I'm sic…
Train Round The Bend Train round the bend Takin me away from my country I'm sick…
Velvet Nursery Rhyme We're the Velvet Underground and we have come to play It's…
Venus / Heroin I don't know just where I'm going But I'm gonna try…
Venus in Furs Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather Whiplash girl child in …
Waiting for My Man I'm waiting for my man Twenty-six dollars in my hand Up to…
Waiting For The Man I'm waiting for my man Twenty-six dollars in my hand Up to…
Walk and Talk You better walk it And talk it less you lose that…
We're Gonna Have A Real Good T We're gonna have a real good time together We're gonna have…
What Goes On What goes on in your mind? I think that I am…
What Goes On ) What goes on in your mind? I think that I am…
White Heat White light, white light goin' messin' up my mind White lig…
White Light-White Heat White light, White light goin' messin' up my mind White ligh…
White Light/ White Heat White light, white light goin' messin' up my mind White lig…
White Light/White Heat White light, White light goin' messin' up my mind White ligh…
Who Loves The Sun Who loves the sun Who cares that it makes plants grow Who…
Winter Song The snow on your eyelids that curtsy with age Is freezing…
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams Wrap your troubles in dreams …

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Comments from YouTube:

Rose Mishima

Hi, in the introduction of your analysis you mentioned that this piece is in the tradition of literally modernism. Can you elaborate on that term a little more? Because based on your analysis it seems like this piece fits more within the themes of post modernism. Especially with aspects such as self reference, parody, and the deconstruction of the rock genre. I could be wrong, and if I am could you explain to me the aspects That i am misinterpreting?

BubbaZen10

@Samuel Andreyev Wow! Follow up question: HUH?! ;)

Rose Mishima

Thank you for your response!

Samuel Andreyev

tracey williams Great question. It's very difficult for me to comment on musical or literary post-modernism because I'm not altogether sure how to define them. I suppose you could say that artistic post-modernism eschews the notion of progress and denies historicity, positing instead a flat, undifferentiated field of past art that one can borrow from as one chooses -- including the reconfiguration of historical styles, as certain neo-romantic composers do. I don't see this song coming out of that, partly because it's so internally coherent. It has more in common with Joyce, Beckett, Artaud, Burroughs and other modernist figures. Perhaps Warhol could be seen as a liminal figure, as a lot of his ideas stem from Duchamp even as they point towards something very different. I don't feel qualified to venture any further than that.

pie460

I wish more reviewers/critics were more like you. I never liked that saying, "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." As your videos show, if you have the proper knowledge and analytical skills you can certainly create a thoughtful essay or analysis that goes beyond adjective piling. By the way, are you a fan of Sister Ray?

PappyWappy43

I love Zappa but I don't agree with that phrase.

CorbCorbin

As an eighteen year old musician, that was proficient enough, with my guitar to play Sister Ray, it was a turning point for me. When I would sit and play along with the album, it felt as though I was hanging out in some dealer's apartment building waiting to score. The characters are so vividly described, in so few words, with the music helping to paint the picture completely. I would love to start playing this, even in my acoustic, when at parties or small gatherings, where me and a couple friends would sing/talk out the characters and the scene we were in at the moment. If things got too personal, I would simply "amp up" my playing to take the attention off of whomever was not enjoying being ,"called out" in front of the group. Ah youth.....

Samuel Andreyev

pie460 Thank you very much. Yes, I love Sister Ray. White Light is my favorite VU album..

Illavick

This is fantastic. I felt an attraction to The Murder Mystery since I first heard it. The song stood in contrast to the rest of the album and seemed to be a kind of anchor for the group's sound. The Velvet Underground were creating fine and subtle pop songs as a departure from their experimental roots. The Murder Mystery was a kind of decryption key that solidified the perverse undertones of the seemingly clean songs on the album.

In a weird way, it reminds me of Sunday Morning from their first album with Nico. That song was so calm and tame while the rest of the record was a lurid tour of sex and drugs. Sunday Morning forms the Ying to Murder Mystery's Yang in this context; a drop of order in a swath of chaos and a drop of chaos in a swath of order. Their placement on the album in terms of track order even suggests this.

Illavick

Thank you, Brian! I try to articulate myself as best and most appropriately as I can, if not for others to find insight or wisdom, then at least for my own good discipline.

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