Sweet Jane [Live]

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The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in New York City. First active from 1964 to 1973, their best-known members were Lou Reed and John Cale, who both went on to find success as solo artists. Although experiencing little commercial success while together, the band is often cited by many critics as one of the most important and influential groups of the 1960s. An often-repeated statement, made by Brian Eno in a 1982 interview, is that while the first Velvet Underground album may have sold only 30,000 copies in its early years, "everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band." more »


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Standing on the corner, suitcase in my hand,
Jack is in his corset, and Jane is in her vest, and, me,
I'm in a rock'n'roll band.
Ridin' in a Stutz-Bearcat, Jim
why'know, those were different times!
Oh, all the poets, they studied rules of verse,
And the ladies, rolled their eyes.

Sweet Jane! Sweet Jane! Sweet Jane!
Jack, he is a banker,
And Jane, she is a clerk.
Both of them are saving their monies,
When, when they come home from work!
Ooh! Sittin' down by the fire, oh!
The radio keeps playin,
A little classical music for you kids,
"The March of the Wooden Soldiers".
And you can hear Jack say: 

Sweet Jane! Sweet Jane! Oh! Sweet Jane!
Some people, they like to go out dancing,
And other people, they just have to work.
And there's always some evil mothers,
Who'll tell you that life is just full of dirt.
Why'know that, women, never really faint,
And that villains always blink their eyes,
And children are the only ones who blush,
And life is just to die! 

But anyone who ever had a heart,
Oh, they wouldn't turn around and break it.
And anyone who ever played a part,
Oh, they wouldn't turn around and hate it

Sweet Jane, oh, wow-woh
Sweet Jane

Sweet Jane, Sweet Jane
Sweet Jane, Sweet Jane
Sweet Jane, Sweet Jane

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Written by: Lou Reed

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