Velvet Underground, The - Little Jack Lyrics




I was raised in better days, mostly by myself
No-one ever took the time or was inclined to help
Mother dear, she was never near, she left me to the street
A little boy who was not too tall, with dirty hands and feet
Little Old Jack, you best stay back; Susie keep away
Though my life was lily-white, was all I heard them say
Hey hey
Now I'm grown, I'm on my own, running free and wild
Not inclined to be entwined with a Mrs and a child
Though my dear it may seem queer, it keeps me in the black
Should you depart to break my heart, don't bother looking back
Little Old Jack, you best stay back; Susie keep away
Though my life was lily-white, it's all I heard them say
Hey hey... get in!
Now I'm grown, I'm on my own, running free and wild
Not inclined to be entwined with a Mrs and a child
Though my dear it may seem queer, it keeps me in the black
Should you depart to break my heart, don't bother looking back
Little Old Jack, you best stay back; Susie keep away
Though my life was lily-white, was all I heard them say
Hey hey... oh!
Little Old Jack, you best stay back; Susie keep away
Though my life was lily-white, was all I heard them say
Little Old Jack, you best stay back; Susie keep away
Little Old Jack, you best stay back; was all I heard them say
Oh... Little Old Jack, you best stay back; Susie keep away
Little Old Jack, you best stay back; was all I heard them say





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  1. THE BEACH BOYS – Summer Days

    I think we can all agree this album would've gotten better recognition if it were released as a Doug Yule solo release.

  2. Nemoian Paw

    Cool 😃

  3. John LaStrada

    It may not be an original Velvet Underground creation but Doug Yule succeeded in maintaining a Velvets sound -- maybe too pristine. What he needed was a lyricist who could write lyrics that were biting like Lou Reed. The guitar playing and arrangements are spot on and this is far from a poor LP. The lead vocals would also have to be worked on -- no sense of menace, no real connection to New York noir.

  4. Max Ehrmann

    Doug Yule is not bad. He did make it into the band. With VU, that does say something. No?

    Darth Maul

    Yep it defienetly does man. It sure does.

  5. Matt Bershinsky

    Awesome song

    Not in Trouble

    Yule sounds like Billy Joel

  6. Dick Behringer

    so bad it's good? I think so, at least for this song. haven't listened to the rest of this shit

    No One

    Dick Behringer if it's bad why you bother to take the time to find it and comment

    Jonathan Thompson

    The album is fantastic

    Darth Maul

    Heroin is a good song