"Sweet Jane" as written by and Lou Reed....
Anyone who's ever had a heart
Wouldn't turn around and break it
And anyone who's ever played a part
Wouldn't turn around and hate it
Sweet Jane, sweet Jane
Sweet, sweet Jane

You're waiting for Jimmy down in the alley
Waiting there for him to come back home
Waiting down on the corner
And thinking of ways to get back home
Sweet Jane, sweet Jane
Sweet, sweet Jane

Anyone who's ever had a dream
Anyone who's ever played a part
Anyone who's ever been lonely
And anyone who's ever split apart
Sweet Jane, sweet Jane
Sweet, sweet Jane

Heavenly widened roses
Seem to whisper to me when you smile
Heavenly widened roses
Seem to whisper to me when you smile

Sweet Jane
Sweet, sweet Jane


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"Sweet Jane" as written by Lou Reed Lewis Allen Reed

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  • +1
    General Commentwow... what a great song to be depressed to.. :) oh i love it so
    bandaidon September 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with "bandaid" that this song is depressing but its in a good way...it mellows you out, and you can listen to it whether you're in or out of love.
    WishYouWereHereon September 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about innocent, pure, child-like love. Giddy. Good song. Very pretty.
    tsllimiton March 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so lovely.
    Enough said.
    AnnettesGotTheHitson October 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSometimes I think about why so many of these lyric debates center around addiction vs love. Is addiction a love?

    Or is IT always about love. Drugs, addiction, murder, hate, or whatever, its always about love? Or love and seperation anyway?

    Is love just what we do? Like pee, we do it in our undees or on a rose bush and it grows pretty, but we do it.

    Anyway great pee, Lou and CJ.
    wasnotwason December 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song FactGreat song, unfortunately the lyrics are wrong. Whoever submitted these lyrics copied and pasted Lou Reeds Live version. This is the old Velvet Underground version, which is at much slower pace. it goes like this

    Anyone who ever had a heart
    Wouldn't turn around and break it
    And anyone whose ever played a part
    Wouldn't turn around and hate it

    Sweet Jane, Sweet Jane, Oh sweet, sweet Jane

    Waiting for Jimmy down in the alley
    Waiting for him to come back home
    Waiting down on the corner
    Thinking ways to get back home

    Sweet Jane, Sweet Jane, Oh sweet, sweet Jane

    Anyone whose ever had a dream
    And anyone whose ever played a part
    Anyone whose ever been lonely
    And anyone whose ever split apart

    Sweet Jane, Sweet Jane, Oh sweet, sweet Jane

    Heavenly wine and roses seem to whisper to me
    Heavenly wine and roses seem to whisper to me
    When you smile

    Sweet Jane, Sweet , sweet Jane
    gonebazerkon January 27, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really love this song. the music is so soothing and the lyrics are great. this song was the love theme for natural born killers and even thought they were psychotic, i wept like a baby when they were reunited.
    spliphstaron April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe junkies are sweet
    Abex22on May 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a Velvet Underground song ... not covered word for word but both are incredible songs.
    frtyoz04on May 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Lou Reed preffered this version, which will tell you that the man knows 'good' when he hears it. And it's about drug addiction, tsllimit, sorry to burst your bubble.
    Kleinyon August 30, 2005   Link

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