Velvet Underground, The - Head Held High Lyrics




My mama told me, ever since I was seven,
Hold your head up high.
My parents toldmy ever since I was eleven,
"Hold your head up high."
They said the answer was to become a dancer,
Hold your head high.
Oh, just like I figured, they're always disfigured
With their heads up high.

Now I'm older, I'm getting so much bolder
With my head up high
Oh, as I figured, just like I figured
Since your head's up high, baby.
Oh, just like I figured,
You know, they was disfigured
Hold your head up high.
You know, they says the answer was to become a dancer
Hold your head high, boy.

Ever since I was a baby on my mama's knee,
Oh, just listened to what everybody told me,
Oh yes I did. But still the answer was to become a dancer,
And hold your head high,
But, just like I figured, they're always disfigured,
They hold their heads up high, Watch out!

Do the dog! Oh, watch out!

And now I'm older, they say I'm so much bolder
Got your head up high.
Oh, and the answer was, hey, to become a dancer,
Head up high.
Well, but just like I figured, they're always disfigured
They got their heads up high.
But the answer was, now, boy, to become a dancer
With your head up high

Head up high,
Head up high...





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Velvet Underground, The Head Held High Comments
  1. Paul A

    Lou never sang better than on Loaded. The guitars were pretty darn good too, but who knows who was playing what, right?

  2. Sven Reso

    I had to break the work first to see what unknown song of the stones is running there… and then the Velvet Underground :) damn i love yt!

  3. paul rawes

    What's the band?

    Cringe Captor Shrekura

    The Velvet Underground dummy

  4. MeloLand

    Sounds like Rolling Stones

    Bruno Pizarro

    Gonzalo Rosas i can see it. I prefer this kind of guitar tho

    Søren Kaare Petersen

    The Exile On Main Street era

  5. Shawn McClearn

    This song is pure righteous defiance. Beautiful.

    Bruno Pizarro

    Shawn McClearn i think the discription is spot on

  6. FlyingBrians

    Swear Julian Casablancas' (Singer for the The Strokes) vocal style comes directly from this song...

  7. Mike Felix

    Ever since I was a baby on my mamas kneeeee!!!! (guitar notes bending)

    Pat Hayes

    best part

    Cringe Captor Shrekura

    So fucking good.

  8. Craig Beasley

    Should have been a hit! Way back in 1970 were times ironically like today's division...go figure.

  9. LTopomcFly

    This version is amazing