The Velvet Underground

Sweet Jane

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Standing on the corner, suitcase in my hand
Jack is in his corset, Jane is in her vest
And me, I'm in a rock'n'roll band
Ridin'a stutz bearcat, 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, sweet Jane, sweet Jane

Jack, he is a banker
And Jane, she is a clerk
And both of them save their monies
When they come home from work
Ooh, they be sittin' down by the fire
Oh, the radio does play
The classical music, said Jim, the 'march of the wooden soldiers'
All you protest kids, you can hear Jack say, get ready
Sweet Jane, come on, baby
Sweet Jane, sweet Jane

Some people, they like to go out dancing
Other peoples, they have to work
Just watch me now
And there's some evil mothers
Well they're gonna tell you that everything is just dirt
You know, that women never really faint
And that villains always blink their eyes
And that, you know, children are the only ones who blush
And that life is just to die

But anyone who ever had a heart
Oh, they wouldn't turn around and break it
And anyone who's ever played a part
Oh, they wouldn't turn around and hate it

Sweet Jane! Whoa-oh-oh! Sweet Jane! Sweet Jane. Sweet Jane
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

Writer/s: Lou Reed

Sweet Jane de The Velvet Underground

This song appears in 11 albums

The Complete Matrix Tapes

Loaded: Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition

Loaded (Remastered)

The Velvet Underground (45th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)

The Velvet Underground (45th Anniversary) [Super Deluxe]


20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of the Velvet Underground


Live At Max's Kansas City

Live at Max's Kansas City (Expanded & Remastered)

The Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed, Vol. 1
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