Standing on the corner, suitcase in my hand
Jack is in his coat, and Jane is her vest, and me
I'm in a rock'n'roll band, huh!
Riding in a Stutz-Bearcat, Jim
You know, those were different times!
Oh, all the poets, they studied rules of verse
And the ladies, they rolled their eyes
Sweet Jane! Whoa!
Sweet Jane, oh-oh-a! Sweet Jane!

I'll tell you something
Jack, he is a banker
And Jane, she is a clerk
Both of them save their monies, ha
And when, when they come home from work!
Oh! Sitting down by the fire, oh!
The radio does play
The classical music there, Jim
"The March of the Wooden Soldiers"
All you protest kids
You can hear Jack say, "Get ready, ah"
Sweet Jane! Come on baby now!
Sweet Jane! Oh-oh-a! Sweet Jane!

Some people, they like to go out dancing
And other peoples, they have to work
Just watch me now!
And there's even some evil mothers
Well they're going to tell you that everything is just dirt
You know that women never really faint
And that villains always blink their eyes, woo!
And that, you know, children are the only ones who blush!
And that life is just to die!
And everyone who ever had a heart, oh
That wouldn't turn around and break it
And anyone who ever played a part, whoa
And wouldn't turn around and hate it!

Sweet Jane! Whoa-oh-oh!
Sweet Jane! Sweet Jane! Sweet Jane!
Sweet Jane! Sweet Jane!

Heavenly wine and roses
Seems to whisper to her when he smiles, ah
Heavenly wine and roses
Seems to whisper to her when he smiles, hey!
La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la, oh
Sweet Jane! Sweet Jane!
Sweet Jane! Sweet Jane!
Sweet Jane!


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

Sweet Jane (The Velvet Underground cover) song meanings
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