Venus in Furs

Amon Tobin, Nico, The Velvet Underground

About Venus in Furs

"Venus in Furs" is a song by the Velvet Underground, written by Lou Reed and originally released on the 1967 album The Velvet Underground & Nico. Inspired by the book of the same name by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, the song includes sexual themes of sadomasochism, bondage and submission. "Venus in Furs" was also released as a single on several occasions; in 1988 in the UK and as a live single in France and the UK, in 1993 and 1994 respectively. This live version appears on the 1993 live album Live MCMXCIII.  


Year:
2004
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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 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 girlchild 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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Nico

Nico (born Christa Päffgen; 16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988) was a German singer, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model, and actress, who initially rose to fame as a Warhol Superstar in the 1960s. She is known for both her vocal collaboration on The Velvet Underground's debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967), and her work as a solo artist from the late 1960s through the early 1980s. She also had roles in several films, including a cameo in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960) and Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls (1966), as herself. Nico died in July 1988, as a result of injuries sustained in a cycling accident while vacationing in Ibiza with her son. more »

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