Velvet Underground, The - After Hours Lyrics




1-2-3
If you close the door, the night could last forever
Leave the sunshine out and say hello to never
All the people are dancing and they're havin such fun
I wish it could happen to me
But if you close the door, I'd never have to see the day again

If you close the door, the night could last forever
Leave the wineglass out and drink a toast to never
Oh, someday I know someone will look into my eyes
And say hello - you're my very special one
But if you close the door, I'd never have to see the day again

Dark cloudy bars
Shiny Cadillac cars
And the people on subways and trains
Looking gray in the rain as they stand disarrayed
All the people look well in the dark
And if you close the door, the night could last forever
Leave the sunshine out and say hello to never
All the people are dancing and they're having such fun
I wish it could happen to me
'Cause if you close the door, I'd never have to see the day again
I'd never have to see the day again
(once more)
I'd never have to see the day again





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Velvet Underground, The After Hours Comments
  1. Luca Marcellino

    The singer isn’t nico who is she?

  2. DaBeatSeeker

    i love this song!

  3. Brooklyn Baker

    The way she peels that banana annoys me 😂

    Awesome song obviously 😂

  4. manyonezerometalsmyth 66

    I don't remember you from the library at school. Weren't you outside with a bag lunch at recess? If you want to catch up here is 15 YEARS of daily notes. I'm laughing...out LOUD. Stick to the fiction paperbacks. Today's the Heroic Age and Subject-Predicate...

    "A mule WILL LABOUR ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once." -Faulkner

    "For that matter, except for the boom of cannon and the rattle of musketry, the battles of Napoleon were not too different from those of Alexander and Caesar, who would have easily recognized a Napoleonic battle for what it was." -The Heroic Age of Invention

  5. Wuketuke

    Charming

  6. Angie Gomez

    Can’t believe how many people in the comment section watched this & didn’t know who the velvet underground were. Like how did you find this video?

    SquidBits !

    Probably on their recommended

  7. Cami Blanco

    Boris sang this before Theo left Las Vegas

  8. fruitbythebecbec

    When was this video made???

  9. nikk blue

    This song is fantastic. The girl's voice makes this song very special. She's so sweet and delicate. Who knows the name of the singing girl? What is her name? ...

    Psychedeliqueen

    It’s Moe Tucker singing. Drummer for The Velvet Underground.

    nikk blue

    ​@Psychedeliqueen Thank you for the info :) . She has a great voice, that make this song something of very particular.

  10. Souvik Saha

    I will be listening to this song everyday from now

  11. ちゃいてぃーよ

    走り方ダサくてかわいい

  12. Directed Vitality

    If ur wearing over ear headphones/earbuds you can control when the bass comes in and out. Pro tip

  13. diego tarazona

    Does someone know who is she?

  14. wait, *_how_* old is this band?

    Psychedeliqueen

    Cicada Aesi TVU formed in 1964, and this tune was released on their self-titled record in 1969.

  15. Mad Flynn

    This doesn't sound like The Velvet Underground to me.

    J eagles

    Mad Flynn I think the lead singer wouldn’t sing it because it sounded so pure

    Mad Flynn

    @J eagles what does pure mean?

    J eagles

    Mad Flynn innocent

    Mad Flynn

    @J eagles oh ok

    Hugh Mungus

    it’s the bands drummer, Moe Tucker singing, and yeah they said that Lou didn’t wanted to sing it for the reason above ^

  16. idania mv

    Once more!

  17. GOD SATAN

    My left ear enjoyed the Bass

  18. Raj Sihota

    I had the honour of meeting and briefly speaking to Mr. Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson about a year before his death. I was working for a band that had just done a track with him in 2012, and he came to their show in New York. A very humble man and Laurie was a very sweet woman.

  19. Mark

    Hownthos so beautiful

  20. Lorena Giménez

    Todas la bandas indies de esta década suenan así que loco

  21. cleft turnip

    We get it ,you're depressed

  22. Yung Caddam

    The Wes Anderground

  23. jassLmhn

    I sort of want to have children with her

  24. VINYLHEAD 66

    This little clip is nice but fails on the real meaning of the song which i think is about teenage suicidal tendencies.

  25. VINYLHEAD 66

    Who made this film? is gorgeous but nothing more.

  26. Andy Boerger

    It's curious that so many people are saying the VU were ahead of their time (of course they were) with this song, when to me it sounds like an old ragtime number from the 20s or 30s.

  27. Weary Apparition

    Can't believe this song was released in 1969.

  28. mistermaster____

    Velvet were absolutely ahead of their time

  29. Polish Hero Witold Pilecki

    From the 60s! Hard to believe! As if the band had a vision of the future. Femme Fatale could also be from the 90s or from 2010. Sunday Morning Sounds like a song from the eels. But other songs like Heroin, Candy Says, Venus In Furs, Sister Ray, Sunday Morning, European Son, Run Run Run, Some Kind of Love, The Gift and What Goes On sound like expected. Like songs from the 60s.

  30. Lilly Hoy

    The velvet underground were so ahead of their time. It’s hard to believe that at the time most people didn’t like their sound.

  31. sean brennan

    Lou is one of the best writers of all time. Velvet underground for life

  32. Miguel Gutiérrez calvente

    But this isnt the real Velvet underground

  33. cjh68

    Never heard this before. Love it.

    Polish Hero Witold Pilecki

    Love it too. From the 60s! Hard to believe! As if the band had a vision of the future. Femme Fatale could also be from the 90s or from 2010. Sunday Morning Sounds like a song from the eels. But other songs like Heroin, Candy Says, Venus In Furs, Sister Ray, Sunday Morning, European Son, The Gift and What Goes On sound like expected. Like songs from the 60s.

  34. sebastián Orellana

    is this clairo?

  35. The Alpha Flamingo

    As much as this song is great, I hate the mix. I don't like it when I can only hear one thing out of one ear, almost sounds painful to me as my other ear is just searching and can't find it. That bass is painful.

    Cohen Howes

    Stereo was an excellent invention.

  36. An emo emu

    This kinda sounds like BMO singing and I love it

    Imight Realperson

    An emo emu who is that

    TheDark soul

    @Imight Realperson it's that cute little robot named B-MO from Adventure time..you do know Adventure time right?!

    Imight Realperson

    TheDark soul no i was already an adult when that came out i am more of a spongebob niqqa

  37. sasha bluelectro

    🤮🤑....💩

    Where’s my will To live

    sasha bluelectro ...wat

  38. Cristal BlackStar

    The international introvert athem!

  39. Tommy Rojas

    Literally watching this as getting my dumb ass heart broken...

  40. Joseph Ancion

    Alright, finally listening to a song from the cult third album from The Velvet... Oh what the heck I already know this song ?
    Rarely happens to me.

  41. David Regan

    Yes the song is old but the video was made recently as a project.

  42. Kaide Curry

    Is this bebop?

    Where’s my will To live

    Kaide Curry bdjanakabdkans

  43. Іван Пономарьов

    Why it's velvet underground?

  44. Seth Leoric

    It's weird to think this song was made decades ago by a bunch of guys whom some are already dead

  45. 개비정한세상

    "After Hours"

    1-2-3
    If you close the door, the night could last forever
    Leave the sunshine out and say hello to never
    All the people are dancing and they're havin such fun
    I wish it could happen to me
    But if you close the door, I'd never have to see the day again

    If you close the door, the night could last forever
    Leave the wineglass out and drink a toast to never
    Oh, someday I know someone will look into my eyes
    And say hello - you're my very special one
    But if you close the door, I'd never have to see the day again

    Dark cloudy bars
    Shiny Cadillac cars
    And the people on subways and trains
    Looking gray in the rain as they stand disarrayed
    All the people look well in the dark
    And if you close the door, the night could last forever
    Leave the sunshine out and say hello to never
    All the people are dancing and they're having such fun
    I wish it could happen to me
    'Cause if you close the door, I'd never have to see the day again
    I'd never have to see the day again
    (once more)
    I'd never have to see the day again

  46. Rodrigo Blanco

    if anyone is wondering whats the name of the girl in the video: Anne Windsland. Your welcome guys

  47. Bella Curcio

    modern video, old song

  48. tenebra.

    _it is so clear and sweet. i love that._

  49. Daniele Manno

    The girl creeps me out, I don't know why

  50. boonville stomp

    porco gesù

  51. Gracela Aprianata

    It's really aesthetic af💛

  52. Van

    Hard to believe this song talks about alcoholism

  53. Kevin McDougall

    Bebop? 😇😈

    Where’s my will To live

    Kevin McDougall jdtiahdkguau

  54. RYAAAAAAAAN

    She looks like she could be Rami Malek's sister.

  55. Simon Verkerk

    Sounds like commericial

  56. Ramsés Regis

    Qualquer semelhança com a Clarisse Falcão seria mera coincidência?

  57. Carla Souza

    clarice falcão...

  58. Asmaa Khaled

    she looks like Ramy Malik

  59. Amanda Mirai

    i play this song sometimes after i close up shop where i work.

  60. Joshua Emery

    The Science of Sleep

  61. Luis Molino

    I like this new superorganism song

  62. ThisNameIsntCreative

    Shamefully uninspired music video bastardizing and shamelessley corporatizing a good song

  63. Nester Beauregard

    This video is not from 1969, as old as this song because 1:01 to 1:03 there were contemporary cars...

    Broken Wave

    Literally no one thinks the video is from 1969...

  64. synthmalicious

    0:54 H E L L O youremyveryspecialone

  65. Leanna Ward

    this is the video that introduced the velvet underground to me a couple years ago ty to this video wow

  66. louis laine

    clarice clarisse (?) falcao curtiu isso

  67. Rachel Livingston

    young classics

  68. Raphaël Oester

    jesus christ how is that girl so perfect
    anyone know who she is ?

    uni

    ok mate

  69. SCOTT HALVORSON

    Listen to waiting for my Man this is not anything like the velvet underground

    Broken Wave

    This is the Velvet Underground though...
    Its on their album titled "The Velvet Underground"

    Broken Wave

    You've probably only ever heard The Velvet Underground & Nico album anyways

  70. carla existe

    This reminded me of Pandora from Skins

  71. Superpaw 11

    OMFG I thought this was some 2019 teenager loooool this is so cool

  72. PROXIE

    Genius ❤️

  73. D a i s y

    [only for those who watched or read good omens]


    me, to crowley while listening to velvet underground: ....Crowley...this song is so beautiful wtf-

  74. morgue sokova

    Very cliché

  75. Sodium Fine

    I cant believe bands like the velvet underground and fleetwood mac came out like 50 yrs ago

  76. joao inti amaral schettino

    Please somebody help me find out who made that video!!! And who is this girl...

  77. filho do djonga

    Lembrou um pouco a Clarisse do porta dos fundos kjjjj😍

  78. Juve Angulo

    Wait who’s singing this song

    Broken Wave

    Moe Tucker

  79. Maddix !

    If you take your right earbud out, you will have “closed the door”

  80. Juan Diego Romero

    Buenísimo

  81. Yes Yes

    I like this song.

  82. Alux Kuuy

    Lo más desafinado que he escuchado en mi vida.
    Not a single note in its place

    Dano Cube

    Lol someone doesn't know shit about the indie movement... but I feel you you got ligma

    I am Prox

    @Dano Cube ligma my balls?

  83. daniel rocky

    1-2-3
    If you close the door, the night could last forever
    Leave the sunshine out and say hello to never
    All the people are dancing and they're havin such fun
    I wish it could happen to me
    But if you close the door, I'd never have to see the day again

    If you close the door, the night could last forever
    Leave the wineglass out and drink a toast to never
    Oh, someday I know someone will look into my eyes
    And say hello - you're my very special one
    But if you close the door, I'd never have to see the day again

    Dark cloudy bars
    Shiny Cadillac cars
    And the people on subways and trains
    Looking gray in the rain as they stand disarrayed
    All the people look well in the dark
    And if you close the door, the night could last forever
    Leave the sunshine out and say hello to never
    All the people are dancing and they're having such fun
    I wish it could happen to me
    'Cause if you close the door, I'd never have to see the day again
    I'd never have to see the day again
    (once more)
    I'd never have to see the day again

  84. Seán McClelland

    Only learned there was guitar in this song now, first time I heard it I only had the left earbud in, it really gives the song a different vibe and I kinda prefer it without the guitar.

    Jhonny Cage X Rage

    Wow that's interesting, that you got used to not hear a guitar even tho it sounds weird wihout it and when you heard it with guitar you didn't felt the same way

  85. Sh00k Wh0

    AnYoNe HeRe FrOm GoOd OmEnS oMg
    i LoVe BeBoP

  86. raidmax

    When was this music video made?

  87. Kevin Jones

    The production on their self titled is amazing. As much as I like their first 2, I can’t quite say the same about them

  88. Alisson Silva

    Hm so this is were indie bands get their "original" style

  89. Mia Yang

    the...the banana!!!

  90. Golden Orchid

    who is she?

  91. Cristal BlackStar

    Learn something billie eilish...

  92. NeitherDoI

    Moe Tucker is a sweet lady, I went to hs with her grandson and actually got to have a pretty in depth conversation about music with her. Love that lady.

  93. Bill Hay

    Such a cute voice

  94. cherry soup

    close the door goddamn it

  95. Reptileguy 112

    Wanna get high weezer