Velvet Underground, The - Cool It Down Lyrics




Somebody took the papers
And somebody's got the key
And somebody nailed the door shut
That says hey what you think that you see
But me I'm down around the corner
You know I'm lookin' for Miss Linda Lee
Because she's got the power to love me by the hour
Gives me double you L-O-V-E

Hey baby if you want it so fast
Don't you know that it ain't gonna last
Of course you know it makes no difference to me

Somebody's got the time time
Somebody's got the right
All of the other people
Tryin' to use up the night
But now me I'm out on the corner
You know I'm lookin' for Miss Linda Lee
Because she's got the power to love me by the hour
Gives me double you L-O-V-E

Ooh if you want it so fast
Don't you know honey you can get it so fast
But of course you know it makes no difference to me

Oh oh oh you'd better cool it down
You know you'd better cool it down
You know you'd better cool it down
You know you'd better cool it down

Oh hey if you want it so fast
Now lookie baby don't you want it to last
But of course you know that it makes no difference to me
Oh you'd better cool it down
You know you'd better cool it down
You know you'd better cool it down





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Velvet Underground, The Cool It Down Comments
  1. Mark Robert

    It's a kind of soundtrack of the book Neuromancer, by William Gibson.

  2. Anthony Spaltro

    Never noticed the dual vocals before. The early version is great too, for the lyrics. Think I might poach some the next time I play this live.

  3. Jerome Arp

    Somebody took the papers
    And somebody's got the key
    And somebody nailed the door shut
    That says hey what you think that you see
    But me l'm down around the corner
    You know I'm lookin' for Miss Linda Lee
    Because she's got the power
    To love me by the hour
    Gives me double you L-O-V-E

    Hey baby if you want it so fast
    Don't you know that it ain't gonna last
    Of course you know
    It makes no difference to me

    Somebody's got the time time
    Somebody's got the right
    All of the other people
    Tryin' to use up the night
    But now me l'm out on the corner
    You know I'm lookin' for Miss Linda Lee
    Because she's got the power
    To love me by the hour
    Gives me double you L-O-V-E

    Ooh if you want it so fast
    Don't you know honey you can get it so fast
    But of course you know
    It makes…

  4. Agustin Nahuel Matera

    Muuy buena canción

  5. Greg Adams

    Idk, i realize this is the velvet undrgrnd original, but coming here from Phish first makes it hard to hear...maybe I'm biased 😎

    MorningView4

    Greg Adams what came first, the chicken or the egg?

    Anthony Spaltro

    Staple of NYC FM radio in the seventies, along with I'm Waiting for the Man, Sweet Jane, Sister Ray and others.

    Steve Kountz

    Both are great. That's the beauty of it. We can have both versions, whenever we want. Yayyyy.

  6. The Sprawl

    Love that chorus. Hookiest moment on the album.

  7. Cringe Captor Shrekura

    Kind of has a ZZ top sound...before ZZ top of course ;)

    iSay Hi

    Dildo Schwaggins The Velvets had talent 😊

  8. chris sirhc

    cant get much cooler

  9. EnvyusGamers

    Amazing

  10. Ali Fakhreddine

    Some nights when your spun as fuck you need linda lees mouth

  11. Josh Russell

    This is one hell of an underrated song...and band.

    Jason Meadows

    It's just hard to believe how overlooked this album was when it was released. Although, I think it was album of the year, in the Netherlands, back in 1970.

    Nicolas B

    @Jason Meadows 1970 was a big , general musical hangover so I just assume it got lost in the midst of this sea of good music, but I totally agree with both of you; This album is pure dope (nop un intended)!

    Hugo Rechatin

    What ? No they’re not. They’re one of the most praised rock band out there

    ballhawk387

    Certainly underrated as a POP band, when they wanted to roll that way.