Velvet Underground, The - Caroline Lyrics




Running to and fro, got her hair in a braid,
Always in a terrible fuss
Tellin' everybody all the friends that she's made
Pushing on the crosstown bus
Always got a dime for the record machine
Never lets the music die
Got the best connections in the city say
Anything you care to buy
Sweet Caroline (Sweet sweet Caroline)
Any day she'll be mine (Sweet sweet Caroline)
Any day now, she'll say that she will (Someday she'll be mine)
Living off the land in a fashionable way
Party every other night
Gets the latest clothes from her friend in the trade
Caroline she does it right
See her on the street as she rushes by
Hard to miss her - yeah you bet
Always on the search for the ultimate end
But she hasn't found it yet
Sweet Caroline (Sweet sweet Caroline)
Any day she'll be mine (Sweet sweet Caroline)
Any day now, she'll say that she will (Someday she'll be mine)
La la la la etc.
Running to and fro, got her hair in a braid,
Always in a terrible fuss
Tellin' everybody all the friends that she's made
Pushing on the crosstown bus
Always got a dime for the record machine
Never lets the music die
Got the best connections in the city say
Anything you care to buy
Sweet Caroline (Sweet sweet Caroline)
Any day she'll be mine (Sweet sweet Caroline)
Any day now, she'll say that she will (Someday she'll be mine)





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  1. ana jonda

    Love this album, even if it's only the much younger half-sibling to the other albums. The way they were going stylistically by the time of Loaded, they would've wound up sounding like this in 1972 either way, so why complain?

  2. Roger Vizion

    Good song obviously, but with a huge lack of Reed's natural mystic.

  3. Roger Vizion

    What means "Velvet Underground" without Reed, Cale, Morisson, & Tucker ?

  4. egojosepio

    they look like beach boys in this song!

  5. churchtaff

    Certainly interesting to hear but seems rather generic rock of the time, vaguely lame Beach Boys, certainly not in the same league as the Lou Reed Velvet Underground.

    Joe

    the beach boys are way better than the vu, sorry pal.

  6. RETROgeist

    Does Doug Yule belch before the solo?

  7. thinkzinc100

    I'm a huge VU fan and I don't care if this is Yule. It's a great song that wouldn't sound out of place on Loaded. 

  8. PJL1973

    This is terrible. When I first heard this I thought this was Status Quo's 'Caroline' (same title different lyrics). Having listened to the Quo version, I think that's slightly better.

  9. JopestersWild

    As a VU lover who also loves The Beatles, I guess I'm in the minority with not seeing anything wrong. But yeah, I can see why hardcore VU fans were pissed off at the time.

  10. Al Valdez

    He is Bill Hicks hahahahahahahaha!

  11. promisedeyes

    It's not a bad song-- it's just NOT a 'Velvet Underground' song.

  12. rturner

    The Velvet Underground are my favourite band, and that includes this album. Sounds like an extension of Loaded, but arguably better than some of the tracks (ie, train round the bend etc)

    Dave R

    Loaded was pretty poppy and commercial I think people here are forgetting.

    Luis Mario Guerrero Sánchez

    No, I hate Loaded equally to this.

    blackmore4

    @Luis Mario Guerrero Sánchez
    D'you like the other VU albums?

  13. growrust

    well he has a better "pop" voice if that's what you mean... but you can't question his guitar and songwriting skills... and Lou had a huge influence on music history... at least you can tell it's Lou everytime he's singing cuz of his original and still magnificent voice... that's all...

  14. JackKlompus13

    @vishano1234
    Why?

  15. JackKlompus13

    @vishano1234
    You must be joking.

  16. Richard Posch

    I had this album once. Unfortunately I sold it und never found it again.

  17. the13er

    @Destino68
    VU performed those songs in their live shows.

    d. Walsh

    the13er they tried In 72 and everybody walked out of the venue

  18. skranker

    this song is amazing. "friends" and "she'll make you cry" are great, too. the rest is just so-so, correct me if i'm wrong. i would LOVE to hear more doug yule on the level of this tune, it's sooo good

  19. MrJohndoakes

    @Xcokedav096 I second that.

  20. ochoa knose

    I'm sure had this been released as a Doug Yule album and not under the Velvet Underground moniker (not Yule's decision), it would have been much better recieved. I mean, as it is it's nothing amazing, but it's just a shame it has gained such a bad rep simply because of a dumb record label/managerial decision.

  21. Exilemainstreet

    Ummm, not for this record, sir.

  22. Deftknight

    @Exilemainstreet Umm, Reed was part of VU

  23. elephantstone222

    where did you get this from? i thought it went out of print years ago...

  24. BeatleFloydZeppelin

    It kinda sounds like beach boys + Ringo.

    Dave R

    Oh yes he could have easily sold this to Ringo.

    Mark Rago

    Ian Paice from Deep Purple on drums here I do believe, but the vocals have a Ringo/Brian Wilson thing happening here.

  25. David Davtyan

    this record is good and all, but it should be officially renamed "Doug Yule- Squeeze" instead of VU.

    Dave R

    Not a bad idea, "Velvet Underground featuring Doug Yule" or something like that.

  26. DarkeningSkies1

    Ah, yes. The Doug Yule Band. It isn't really that terrible, but the fact that it was issued under the title "Velvet Underground" is beyond wrong. Think about the reaction if George Harrison had issued a solo album under the name "The Beatles"- people woulda been pretty pissed. But VU could never get any respect in their lifetime.

  27. googuse

    Almost sounds like Ringo on the chorus

  28. Exilemainstreet

    The first few bars are We're Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together. The chorus is a direct Reed ripoff.