"Chelsea Girls" as written by and Sterling Morrison Lou Reed....
Here's Room 506
It's enough to make you sick
Bridget's all wrapped up in foil
You wonder if she can uncoil

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea Girls

Here's Room 115
Filled with S & M queens
Magic marker row
You wonder just high they go

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea Girls

Here's Pope dear Ondine
Rona's treated him so mean
She wants another scene
She wants to be a human being.

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea Girls

Pepper she's having fun
She thinks she's some man's son
Her perfect loves don't last
Her future died in someone's past

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea girls

Dear Ingrid's found her lick
She's turned another trick
Her treats and times revolve
She's got problems to be solved

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea Girls

Poor Mary, she's uptight
She can't turn out her light
She rolled Susan in a ball
And now she can't see her at all

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea Girls

Dropout, she's in a fix,
Amphetamine has made her sick
White powder in the air
She's got no bones and can't be scared

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea Girls

Here comes Johnny Bore,
He collapsed on the floor
They shot him up with milk
And when he died sold him for silk

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea Girls

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea girls


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"Chelsea Girls" as written by Lou A. Reed Sterling Morrison

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    General Commentgreat song

    the hotel chelsea, which this song refers to, was a hotel in new york that everyone hip stayed at. there was leonard cohen, dylan, burroughs, joplin, tom wolfe, jefferson airplane, nico, and other artists, writers, and filmmakers. i'm not sure exactly who all the people in this song are but i'm sure some of them are people from andy warhol's movies. anyways, lotsa people did drugs and wrote music at the chelsea and that's what this song talks about.
    mrs-mojo-risinon October 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe ppl mentioned in the song are all from the movie CHELSEA GIRLS and the song also refers to the movie
    S.M.N.3on February 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell don mrs-mojo-risin, you obvious Doors fan!! The Chelsae, is STILL a hotel in New York. You need as you said some sort of Warhol understaning for this song!!
    chittywindmillon January 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song is based on the Warhol movie Chelsea Girls, which nico herself appeared in. Some of the other people who appear in the film, mentioned in the song include:

    Mary Woronov
    Susan Bottomly A.K.A Ingrid Superstar
    Angelina "Pepper" Davis
    Ondine A.K.A Bob Olivio
    Rona Page
    and
    Brigid Berlin.
    1imaginarygirlon September 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIngrid Superstar's real name was probably Ingrid von Scherven or something similar.
    Susan Bottomly's AKA was International Velvet. She might be the Susan referred to in the lyrics.
    mrsuspendon July 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't get it. Lots of people get hundreds of comments on their songs and classics like Nico get FIVE at best.
    othatzsokewlon September 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso, where can I watch this movie? seriously, I can't find it anywhere
    othatzsokewlon November 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChelsea Girls is about the girls Nico knew at the Chelsea Hotel. It's a great song. Her voice is so hollow.
    Italion November 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Dropout part has got to be about Edie.
    catharinatwiceon May 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe song was written I believe by Lou Reed and is about the Chealsea Girls who starred in the film of the same title. Lou allowed Nico to sing this on her debut. It is a wonderful song and also does refference the Chelsea hotel, which is what Chelsea Girls is all about I believe.
    JJKelsallon November 22, 2012   Link

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