Velvet Underground, The - Louise Lyrics




Louise, take it all back to town
Ain't it a shame you're too old to get around
But everybody knows you used to dance the hoochy coo
Just can't shake it like you used to do
Louise

Louise, you used to work so hard
No one could compare
Always used to build a house
They came from everywhere

Men would scream
The ladies faint
The childrens weren't allowed
No one on another bill could ever draw a crowd

That was a long time ago
How you keep it up, I just don't know

Louise, take it all back to town
Ain't it a shame you're too old to get around
But everybody knows you used to dance the hoochy coo
Just can't shake it like you used to do
Louise, Louise

Younger girls keep coming up, anxious for a chance
They've all been to college, got degrees in modern dance
Things keep getting rougher now
Where they once was slick
Old routines are getting tired
Tassels just don't stick

That was a long time ago
How you keep it up, I just don't know

Louise, take it all back in town
Ain't it a shame you're too old to get around
But everybody knows you used to dance the hoochy coo
Just can't shake it like you used to do
Louise, Louise

Louise

Ooh
It's so very hard
Every day slips away
Away, away





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Velvet Underground, The Louise Comments
  1. Beach Boys

    I don't understand the Squeeze hate at all. Sure, it was a Doug Yule solo project billed out to the Velvet Underground band name, but there's not really a single weak track in the bunch. Why do people hate Squeeze?

  2. blackmore4

    I really like some of the tracks on this LP. I think the hatred of it is bizarre. This track even presages that kind of glam/cabaret/rococo style on Lou Reed's Berlin.

  3. Iuy Yui

    Hey look, a decent track from the infamous Squeeze album lol this is honestly one of the best songs on the album though, at least it's not as forgettable as shit like Little Jack

    Frank

    This is a good, just not a good VU song, if at all. But it's catchy all the same

  4. Élise Hudelot

    Chorus 1]
    Louise, take it all back to town
    Ain't it a shame you're too old to get around
    But everybody knows you used to dance the hoochy coo
    Just can't shake it like you used to do
    Louise

    [Verse 1]
    Louise, you used to work so hard
    No one could compare
    Always used to build a house
    They came from everywhere
    Men would scream
    The ladies faint
    The childrens weren't allowed
    No one on another bill could ever draw a crowd

    [Chorus 2]
    That was a long time ago
    How you keep it up
    I just don't know

    [Chorus 1]
    Louise, take it all back to town
    Ain't it a shame you're too old to get around
    But everybody knows you used to dance the hoochy coo
    Just can't shake it like you used to do
    Louise, Louise

    [Verse 2]
    Younger girls keep coming up, anxious for a chance
    They've all been to college, got degrees in modern dance
    Things keep getting rougher now
    Where they once was slick
    Old routines are getting tired
    Tassels just don't stick

    [Chorus 2]

    [Chorus 1]

    [Outro]
    Ooh
    It's so very hard
    Every day slips away
    Away, away

    Aissata Sylla

    Bisous du 95 zzoo Thibault

  5. Antonio Pezoa

    .. a great mixture of contemporary tendencies that fit like a glove in a hand !!... if you know what i mean .... very awesome ..

  6. Victoria Valentim

    its like while my guitar gentle weeps, damn

  7. GrastTube

    the fuck is this shit?

  8. Sebastián Abril

    I could listen an album of this

    Iuy Yui

    But instead we got Squeeze lol

  9. Jiawen D.

    DAMN...

  10. Ryan Mardel

    Man what a fuckin song, this is velvet thru and thru idk what u critics is talkin bout

    Mazin Omer

    Ryan Mardel It's literally not Velvet. None of the original members are on this album

    Andrés Galicia

    this weird mccartney sound is all what velvets used to hate... what a weird turn... the critics are right on this one, fuck this kid....

    Mark Rago

    Ian Paice was the best drummer to ever be in band, but yeah this is a bit of a Wings sound. Weird

  11. Doug Yule

    That's some obscure crap alright

  12. Antonio Dias

    just fine!!!

  13. Luis Morales

    Steve Sesnick and Polydor should be ashamed for labeling this as a Velvet Underground. It would've been better if it was released as a Doug Yule solo album. But, no—I guess that's a new way to make money out of bands that way.

    Markus Rose

    no record company wanted to release a Yule solo album.

  14. Jacquie Joël

    Grave funky les gars ya un truc a creuser lol

  15. Sprite

    Anyone else come here from pornhub or is it just me ;)

    M Flores

    me too ;)

    Mark Rago

    Nope LOL Not that I've never used PH, I actually came here from a countdown complaining about Yule replacing Reed here, but Paice on drums is cool. It has a Beatles/Wings vibe....

    Emanuele Orlando

    AHAHAHA

    Edward Minotauro

    OMG HAHAHAHAA

  16. Bazarov

    Yeesh. No wonder Lou wanted no part of Yule in the hall.

    Bazarov

    @Shore P
    That's interesting. I agree that Yule should have been in.

    Dennis Tyhacz

    yeah I mean - what the hell? The guy sang the opening AND closing songs on their 3rd and 4th albums.  That has to count for something! :) 

    Nakuru Kinomoto

    +Shore Portraits
    +Bazarov


    Guys. The whole Velvet Underground members relationship was really fucked up. So, just enjoy their music and deal with it ;)

    Antonio Dias

    +Nakuru Kinomoto for me Doug Yule was very good.....

    carnack53

    Mo and Sterling wanted Yule to join the reunion tour but it was Cale that vetoed that.

  17. Simon Waldram

    A Beatles rip-off of a song dissing Lou Reed on a sham VU album...and yet I can't help but like it. I feel like such a traitor.

    James

    I cannot find that tune. Do you have a link?

    itkojecockot

    it sounds quite generic, but still a great classic rock record...... even bought a copy :D

  18. elirosen1391

    Sounds a lot like "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" too.

    Mark Rago

    elirosen1391 duh duh da duh duh da duh da duh. I was thinking that, the piano playing a similar rhythym, it's cool Ian Paice played drums on this

  19. elirosen1391

    Who, Lou Reed?

  20. dpx198

    At 4:30'

  21. dpx198

    The vocals sounds like a religious song,
    That' s so sweet!

  22. Captain Rhodes

    not a great songwriter but a good musician and singer. his vocals on previous albums were great

  23. João Pedro Portela G. Vaz

    Sounds more like While my Guitar Gently Weeps.

  24. MrJohndoakes

    I have come to a conclusion: I like the melody but I hate the lyrics! After 2:30 it really begins working with the piano and synth interplay.

    This album needs to be re-released* as "Squeeze: Doug Yule."


    ____

    * My understanding is that the record was never released in the US in 1973 and only limited amounts of import copies were sold. Any truth to that?

  25. Bods

    Agreed with those who mention The Beatles likeness, 'Hey Bulldog' comes to mind in parts. To me it sounds like said Fab Four had collaborated with the Grateful Dead.
    Also, the intro - along with being reminiscent, good spot, of Lennon's 'Rememember - sounds as if it is going to break out into the theme tune to The Sweeney (fantastically gritty '70s British cop programme) at any moment.

  26. TuxmanXP

    Now this is a lot better than everything Doug does with Red Dog now. A pity, actually...

  27. Pulcinella Hornsby

    Not bad, Doug should'nt have used the VU name, but what I've heard from this Album so far has a nice early 70's vibe.

  28. David Davtyan

    reminiscent of early Beatles, yes or no?

  29. Greg Hood-Morris

    This makes Loaded sound dark and heavy, apiece with all those highly remembered Emitt Rhodes LPs. I must go listen to Sister Ray now, and wash this off of me.

  30. killbot_factory

    this is actually pretty good... i know its not really VU but doug yule was a good musician in his own right nice to finally hear this makes me wonder where he is now

    Jonathan Thompson

    He makes violins in Seattle now. Back in 2000 he had an album called "Doug Yule: Live In Seattle" with an awesome version of "Sweet Jane"