15 Velvet Underground Lyrics That’ll Touch Your Soul

YouTube/Sunday Morning
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I absolutely love The Velvet Underground. I grew up listening to them, and could probably listen to them endlessly for the rest of my life. As we approach the one-year anniversary of Lou Reed’s death, I thought it only appropriate to honor him as the true lyrical genius and musician that he was. Some of his lyrics are so poetic and beautiful that they really tug at some heartstrings. I have fallen in love with his words, and I think we can all relate to them in some way or another. For anyone else like me who has ever been moved by their lyrics, here are some of the saddest, most romantic, and most beautiful ones:


Sunday morning, praise the dawning
It’s just a restless feeling by my side
Early dawning, Sunday morning
It’s just the wasted years so close behind
Watch out, the world’s behind you
-Sunday Morning


I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears
-Venus in Furs


I’ll be your mirror
Reflect what you are, in case you don’t know
I’ll be the wind, the rain and the sunset
The light on your door to show that you’re home
-I’ll be Your Mirror


I’m gonna watch the blue birds fly over my shoulder
I’m gonna watch them pass me by
Maybe when I’m older
What do you think I’d see
If I could walk away from me?
-Candy Says


One minute born, one minute doomed,
One minute up, one minute down.
What goes on in your mind?
I think that I am falling down
-What Goes On



Between thought and expression lies a lifetime
Situations arise because of the weather
and no kinds of love
are better than others
-Some Kinda Love


Thought of you as my mountain top,
Thought of you as my peak.
Thought of you as everything,
I’ve had but couldn’t keep
-Pale Blue Eyes, The Velvet Underground, 1969


I’ve been set free and I’ve been bound
To the memories of yesterday’s clouds
-I’m Set Free


If you close the door, the night could last forever
Keep the sunshine out and say hello to never
All the people are dancing and they’re having such fun
I wish it could happen to me
But if you close the door, I’d never have to see the day again
-After Hours


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



Oh I do believe
If you don’t like things
You live for some place you never gone before
-I Found a Reason


I found a reason to keep living
And you know the reason, dear it’s you
And I’ve walked down life’s lonely highways
Hand in hand with myself
And I realized how many paths have crossed between us
-I Found a Reason


She’s my best friend, certainly not the average girl
She’s my best friend, understands me when I’m falling down
-She’s my Best Friend


I’d rather be a kite
And be tied to the end of your string
And flying in the air at night
-Andy’s Chest


I’m sticking with you
‘Cos I’m made out of glue
Anything that you might do
I’m gonna do too
-I’m Sticking With You Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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