Here she comes again
With vodka in her veins
Been playing with a spike
She couldn't get it right

Splendour in silver dress
Velocity possessed
The world was hers again
It fell apart again

I don't need anyone to help me
No, not anyone at all
`Cause my so-called friends have left me
And I don't care at all

Leave me alone
Leave me alone
Leave me alone


Lyrics submitted by BlakeQHatfield, edited by echolot

Velocity Girl song meanings
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    General CommentOne would assume that this is about intravenous amphetamine use. Velocity= speed, 'playing with a spike'?
    deanspeedwellon October 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI Think the velocity part has to do with her being high in any sense of the word, feeling great for those few moments "the world was hers again" and of course it fell apart again. Lyrically its one of my favorite songs of all time
    mercury7674on November 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWOW. just love this song!
    hallonsafton July 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is a truly amazing song...
    And by a truly amazing band =)
    x_Heather_xon December 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdruggie (ex)girlfriend

    haha i love this song
    King of Some Islandon November 18, 2007   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionIt should be 'Been playing with a spike'

    Then, the chorus is 'I don't need anyone to HELP me'
    echoloton June 30, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song was written about 60s socialite, model and actress, Andy Warhol's 'Superstar' Edie Sedgwick.

    'With vodka in her veins
    Peen playing with a spike'

    Edie was always holding a drink and a cigarrette in her hands, and she was addicted to speed, these lines refer to her lifestyle.

    'Splendour in silver dress'

    She had silver hair and she often wore silver dresses. (see picure: xojane.com/files/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_full_width/field_image_attachments/article/…)

    'The world was hers again
    It fell apart again'

    It may mean her very short life, where she once one of the most famous socialites in New York, the Girl of the Year in 1965, but before her golden years she suffered incredibly due to her family and other reasons. After the short period of being part of Warhol's 'Factory', her 'world fell apart again'.

    'I don't need anyone to hurt me
    No, not anyone at all
    `Cause my so-called friends have left me'

    I think it is about her complicated relationship with Warhol. Edie gace almost all of her money for Warhol to support his career, but after they made several underground movies together, Warhol didn't give her any money from the movies after they were released. Warhol then ignored Sedgwick and Edie decided to leave the Factory, 'cause my so-called friends have left me' may refer to this. (Though it was her who left him and not he left her).

    Excellent music and lyrics from the early period of Primal Scream.
    mellow27on July 13, 2013   Link

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