Velvet Underground, The - Sweet Jane Lyrics

Standin' on a corner
Suitcase in my hand
Jack's in his corset, Jane is in her vest
and me I'm in a rock 'n' roll band. Huh.
Riding a Stutz Bear Cat, Jim
ya know, those were different times
all the poets studied rules of verse
and those ladies they rolled their eyes
Sweet Jane
Sweet Jane
Sweet Jane
Now Jack, he is a banker
and Jane, she's a clerk
and both of them save their monies
when they get home from work
sittin downby the fire
Ooo, the radio does play
the classical music there, Jim
The March of the Wooden Soldiers
All you protest kids
you can hear Jack say
Sweet Jane
Sweet Jane
Sweet Jane
Some people they like to go out dancin
and other people they have to work. Just watch me now
and there's even some evil mothers
Well there gonna tell you that everthing is just dirt
you know that women never really faint
and that villians always blink their eyes
that children are the only ones who blush
and that life is just to die
But anyone who ever had a heart
they wouldn't turn around and break it
and anyone who ever played a part
They wouldn't turn around and hate it
Sweet Jane, Sweet Sweet Jane

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  1. Caoimhín Benjamin

    Those were different times.

  2. mike seely

    "But I said, "Should a man like me run away?....I will not go!" Ne 6:11 Niv

  3. LobsterProductions

    If someone told me this was the Stones, I’d’ve believed them for sure

  4. Am I The First African Humanist

    The beginning takes me to paradise, but when the song ends i come back to hell or earth again.

  5. leslie graham

    I practised guitar every day for three years in return for a total of about 30 seconds of pure bliss.
    Worth every second. Practice, practice, practice.
    And as Jesus said - try not to be a fuckwit.

  6. Mike Poitras

    Should have been a huge hit.

  7. Dario G

    Who Is listening while a spike in the vein? 😆

  8. Duif Met mayo

    I heard this in a CSI episode (season 7)

  9. Michael Noller

    Whats this LP worth now? I've got a crate of old classic LP's.

    Toxicity YT

    Michael Noller You can’t sell it!

  10. Luis Rodriguez

    Me gusta mas con sound direct ..

  11. cbawithstuff

    0:04 - 0:20

  12. Harry Cooke

    Have not heard this one for years o m g

  13. City Wide

    All I can say is

  14. jeff mead

    escaped me till me 50s ...lucky old cunt that i am .xx

  15. Robert Parker

    It's what all that who get it, wished they were, and what who all that don't get it wished they knew....

  16. Sean Stewart

    It’s definitely a toss up between who has the coolest singing voice of all time, Lou Reed or Bob Dylan?


    Sean Stewart hard decision

  17. Ish Gilbertson


  18. Clint Eastwood

    Overrated, but still great.

  19. samensa1

    I love how magical this intro sounds

  20. Dios prometheus

    In their time they were not popular. Their music was not considered commercial and it was not played on the radio stations largely because they sang about drugs, lonely people, lost souls, homeless, alcoholics, societal dregs, race relation, interracial could not play a song with lyrics like Heroin it's my life, it's my wife, it will be the death of me.or about waiting on a street-corner on Sunday Morning to buy a bag of smack.or you are waiting for the man with 26 dollars in you the 1960's so their exposure to a greater audience was limited to the hipsters and the counter-culture which has been exaggerated in its size and influence over the years. Magazines to promote the new musical meme's of the 1960's were in their infancy and had limited circulation also limiting their audience. These magazines also harshly criticized groups like the Velvet Underground especially the vocals of Nico, who was part of the group at the insistence of Andy Warhol, who was managing the group. It did not help their popularity that they also recorded for Verve Records which was, at that time, considered a Jazz label and only started exploring the new popular forms of music in the mid 60's signing groups like the Mothers of Invention, Rare Earth, and the Blues Project.

  21. William Oxenberg

    Damn, I have to break up with a girl named Jane. That is gonna fucking suck. Oh well.

  22. hello im never going to use this channel

    ah, bebop

  23. art deco

    This is one of those songs that’s never loud enough.

  24. John Beyer

    just watch me now---------

  25. chloe mayer

    very cool very epic very sexy

  26. rant404

    “The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band” Brian Eno
    Hence the influence of the album.

  27. MultiDringus

    This song sucks


    one of his best songs !

  29. A. Stone Thorn

    Sweet Jillian!

  30. Robert Allan

    fucking mental... I just got asked to say shit about Andy Warhol. Fuck that, as if that will happen.

  31. Dan Star

    Pony Cars...1960s...

  32. Simmie Mann

    Could some please give the name of that beautiful intro? Or is it a part of the song?

    Simmie Mann

    @Richard Flop Ok. Thank you. I guess that the intro was a cover of another song. Again, thank you.

  33. Maria Stella Rossi

    It remembers "like swimming" of the foals, listen you'll be surprised

  34. Lachlan.

    Lou Reed is such a visionary he even invented Spongebob music 0:03-0:20

  35. David Eustache

    White light white heat

  36. Kenny Tran

    Welcome Supreme Hypebeast trying to relate

  37. travis henderson

    i'm on my umpteen cigarette of the day and well into the second bottle of cheap corner shop piss.......and this is.......fantastic


    Hi Bukowski.

  38. Shake Your Guitar tutorials

    hi , as i said already ;i give guitar lessons in french and for french talking people here is sweet jane : Cheers

  39. Scott Roy

    Lou Reed was such a cunt. Sure, he made great music and contributed in a big way, but if you ever see his interviews he's a drugged out cunt half the time; the other half of the time he's wishing he was high and being a cunt.

  40. Valentina Mosca

    my teenage/heroin years, got nothing else to say. It makes me cry even when I'm happy.

    Valentina Mosca

    "and anyone who had ever played a part..."

  41. paul jenkins

    I love VU


    Why does everyone brag bout discovering VUs when they were a teenager? It's like we have a mental illness where we have to let everyone know we liked cool music at a young age

  43. Shake Your Guitar tutorials

    thanks for posting this song , my c.d. doesn't work no more...!!
    leçon en fraçais(abordable pour les débutants) sur la guitare ici :
    cheers :))

  44. Ethan Matola

    Suitcase in my hand

  45. brek5

    watch out for thos evil muthers....

  46. DoubtingThomas666

    GB Leighton Sweet Jane

  47. Brian Underwood

    Everything is just Dirt‼️

  48. Daniel Puck

    Thumbs down? really?

  49. Frith Brophy

    Loved playing this song and I was the bass player


    Sweet Riff <3

  51. The Weeping Willow

    How can anyone not tap they're foot when listening to this....❤

  52. xxjoeyladxx

    You can tell Black Francis liked this.

  53. Jazzy Smith

    Those harmonies hit a different part of my soul than any person, drug, song, or emotion

  54. Tobynn

    Absolutely love the dissonance and the growling lack of harmonies at the end. Superb!

  55. Farhan Nawaz

    The origin of the word 'monies'

  56. Reira Serizawa

    Oh, bebop!

  57. Mister Arnauna De Lisio Clips & Pics

    The guy bought V.V.'s L.P. .... he played electric guitar, really

  58. Rose Keyes

    My daughter's middle name comes from this song.

  59. Flap

    Jesus.... I am late the the Velvet Underground music. I really wish I started sooner.

  60. Sarah Khorshidian

    You know, if you were to line up everyone in the world and ask them to describe The Velvet Underground, no one AT ALL would say “bebop”?

    San Francisco Professor

    Good call. You won't be surprised to discover that Warhol simultaneously was championing Sha Na Na 1.0, boys with bare chests beneath gold lame motorcycle jackets, reviving the music that Warhol grew up on but playing it as if they were on speed. Years before they sold out to be a TV series. Google their version of Walk Don't Run at the Fillmore.

    Nora Symi



    @Vincent Gonzales it's not punk. Have you listened to it?

    Dan Miller

    bebop ???

  61. unholy mosi

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Anthony Bourdain
    Rest in Power sweeeet Bourdain

  62. Paris, Texas

    Heavenly wine and roses.....

  63. Joe S

    NYC cool

  64. Sebastien Cadot

    Good Omens brought me here !

  65. W Spann

    The chuckling on “when they come home from work” represents the exact reason why the VU were so great. Their music was relaxed and they enjoyed making it

  66. Daniel Trenkler

    Sei gegrüßt du grüner Fuchs

  67. sifat shams

    I love wondering what this song's lyrics are about.

  68. LLJay55

    A great poet from USA
    A great artist from a great city.
    Thanks Liu.

  69. Shawn Tompkins

    Amazing song.

  70. Syntheseyez

    Is it just me or does he sound kinda like Bob Dylan?

  71. omar campuzano

    Eternal music.

  72. Hey_ Joe

    Yeah Yeah i know, Rock n Roll Animal version. Rock n Roll Animal version, cawed the parrots. I prefer this one.

  73. thegeorgezila

    If you ever wondered where punk came from .......

    wonder no more.

  74. Marc Ottavi

    Lou you make happy

  75. RobS ZZZ

    Like a BOSS 🤟🏽 :59 full body tingling everywhere

    Sue Harrison

    Yeah, that's how you know it's good rock n roll. Same thing happens to me.

  76. Johnathan Glickman

    This is my dope song

  77. Evan Davies-Velie

    Lou Reed: "mOniES"

  78. ubermench1000

    My favorite Rock song and version. RIP Lou Rocker of the Interzone.

  79. SuperPussyFinger

    The intro gives us the icing first.

  80. Patience Curtis

    Cowboy Junkies do it better

  81. bumppo shepherd

    is Jane Maryjane?

  82. S. Gallagher

    One my favorites songs. Best best best pre punk song!

  83. Michael Hildebrand

    Excellent.. Sweet Jane

  84. Mr Mr and mrs

    Love this album

  85. Eli Malaga

    Herrlich...lange nicht mehr gehört.

  86. Matthew Smith

    This is this song. All others are deficient.

  87. chi rho

    TOP! !!

  88. William Milne

    Suitcase in my hand
    Jack is in his corset, and jane is her vest,
    And me Im in a rocknroll band hah!
    Ridin in a stutz bear cat, jim
    You know, those were different times!
    Oh, all the poets they studied rules of verse
    And those ladies, they rolled their eyes

    Sweet jane! whoa! sweet jane, oh-oh-a! sweet jane!

    Ill tell you something
    Jack, he is a banker
    And jane, she is a clerk
    Both of them save their monies, ha
    And when, when they come home from work
    Oh, sittin down by the fire, oh!
    The radio does play
    The classical music there, jim
    The march of the wooden soldiers
    All you protest kids
    You can hear jack say, get ready, ah

    Sweet jane! come on baby! sweet jane! oh-oh-a! sweet jane!

    Some people, they like to go out dancing
    And other peoples, they have to work, just watch me now!
    And theres even some evil mothers
    Well theyre gonna tell you that everything is just dirt
    Yknow that, women, never really faint
    And that villains always blink their eyes, woo!
    And that, yknow, children are the only ones who blush!
    And that, life is just to die!
    And, everyone who ever had a heart
    They wouldnt turn around and break it
    And anyone who ever played a part
    Oh wouldnt turn around and hate it!

    Sweet jane! whoa-oh-oh! sweet jane! sweet jane!

    Heavenly wine and roses
    Seems to whisper to her when he smiles
    Heavenly wine and roses
    Seems to whisper to her when she smiles
    La lala lala la, la lala lala la
    Sweet jane
    Sweet jane
    Sweet jane

  89. Hobbs LockPickerofThievishBookSmarts

    Prime Number Generator and Evaluator, L-Square Conjecture (Cartridge Wrapper GREY13A):
    If you relate prime numbers to a square divided into a gnomon, which is essentially an L-square, in which the units on one side are split in the gnomon so that one side is one number more and less than the continuing side and the total number of the L is a prime number, you can check if the number is a prime by dividing both sides by three.  If either side is divisible in a whole number by three, then the number is a prime.  You can use this to create, also, formulae for creating prime numbers.

    P=1/2P + and- 1/2,  this gives two numbers (R1, and R2)
    For example, 47=(23), (24). 24/3=8, which is a whole number.
    P/2 + and -  1/2 divided = R1 and R2.  R1/3, or R/2/3 will equal a whole number proving P is prime.
    3(R1)+2(R2)=P, or many other variations where you can generate primes also to a degree of 1 in 4.
    3x + (3x+1)=P1,
    (3x+1) +3x=P2 where in either case P1, or P2 is the same prime.
    If you take one side of the x and replace it with a second number y, then you can generate bigger numbers.
    3x + (2y+1)=P1,
    2x + (3x+1)=P2...
    Be sure that the number (P) you choose is not even or end in 5.  Then it's obviously not a prime.
    " A rising to power is most inappropriate to its actual journey, and most often it is your face that is most inappropriate." -Vase Basiltine
    Are these prime tables used to wrap bullet cartridges or unlock computer security?  I don't know.  I don't even know if this works because no one has E-Mailed me back from MAA, NSA, RSI, etc.  3/5/19 Mesmer, Hula Hoop, Iron Curtain, Boston Massacre...
    The USA.  New Mexico.  A Matrix Reloaded.  Just mentioning it because if someone can make a code then they can hack any password or anything with prime numbers, but the government already has a copy they just never responded. I had videos of it with about 2,000 hits, so either this War of the Worlds?  Well, it only takes an hour and a pencil..,
    -Dr. Neo Faustus

  90. Bob

    No comments?! I'll be the first. Just beautiful!!

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  92. isaak assimov

    I think hes talking about weed

  93. Karan Singh

    lovely singing .......beautiful music too

  94. movetherunner

    Cowboy Junkies version is better? Listen to Lou Reed's version from the album "Rock and Roll Animal"

  95. Victor montano

    When the cover of a song is way better than the original, talking about “Cowboy junkies” version, it is way better!.

  96. CicloSegundo

    Grande entre los grandes.

  97. Iam Murphy

    Not the full song

  98. Tricky Nick

    The best songs ive ever heard ever are all named "Sweet Jane"