"Sweet Jane" as written by and Lou Reed....
Standin' on a corner,
Suitcase in my hand.
Jack's in his car, says to Jane, who's in her vest,
Me, babe, I'm in a rock n' roll band.
Ridin' in a Stutz Bearcat, Jim,
Those were different times.
And the poets studied rows of verse,
And all the ladies rolled their eyes

Sweet Jane, Sweet Jane, Sweet Jane

Now, Jack, he is a banker,
And Jane, she is a clerk.
And the both of them are saving up their money...
Then they come home from work.
Sittin' by the fire...
Radio just played a little classical music for you kids,
The march of the wooden soldiers
And you can hear Jack say

Sweet Jane, Sweet Jane, Sweet Jane

Some people like to go out dancing
And other people, (like us) they gotta work
And there's always some evil mothers
They'll tell you life is full of dirt.
And the women never really faint,
And the villans always blink their eyes.
And the children are the only ones who blush.
'Cause life is just to die.
But, anyone who has a heart
Wouldn't want to turn around and break it
And anyone who ever played the part
He wouldn't want to turn around and fake it

Sweet Jane


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"Sweet Jane" as written by Lou 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
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    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
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    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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    General CommentIndeed, Kleiny, drug addiction -- heroin -- hence the dreamy, easy, rhythmic sound. This version is not as hard edge as the original Velvet Underground; CJ have filtered it for their own sound. But even apart from lines like “waiting for Jimmy down in the alley”, this is not a love song, as it has no passion. Listen how the tone goes down, minor on the phrase “sweet Jane”. And the chords have that barely-can-lift-the-fingers-off-the-frets slide sound heard in VU. A great cover of a great song.
    arth`duon January 29, 2006   Link

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