"Velouria" as written by and Charles Thompson....
Hold my head
We'll trampoline
Finally through the roof
On to somewhere near
And far in time
Velouria
Her covering
Traveling career
She can really move
Oh velveteen!

My Velouria, my Velouria
Even I'll adore you
My Velouria

Say to me
Where have you been
Finally through the roof
And how does lemur skin
Reflect the sea?

We will wade in the shine of the ever
We will wade in the shine of the ever
We will wade in the tides of the summer
Every summer
Every summer
Every
My Velouria
My Velouria

Forever green
I know she's here
In California
I can see the tears
Of shastasheen

My Velouria, my Velouria
Even I'll adore your
My Velouria


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"Velouria" as written by Black Francis

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  • +8
    General CommentThe song is about a woman. The writer remembers seeing her when driving by Northern California, close to Mt. Shasta. He believes she lives there, maybe under the mountain, because she's somewhat related to the Lemurians, a mythical people who came from the lost continent of Lemuria. In California, there are people who believe the myth in those terms.

    The thing is, the writer remembers her covered in a kind of velvet-like fabric, like velour or velveteen, maybe due to the cold and snow of Mt. Shasta. The "coat" with her eyes out makes her look like a lemur, which is funny, given the name of her people. A nice pun.

    The writer wants to give her a name. When "Victoria" comes to mind, he makes the connection to "Velouria, the woman dressed in velour". He also remembers she, somehow, reflected the sea and the snow of Mt. Shasta, even if wearing the velour. Maybe this ability was due to her mysterious (some say "alien-like") origin. When Mt. Shasta in covered in snow and melting, she also reflects the "tears of Shasta".

    The final touch is, he got intrigued by that woman - after all, she was too exotic to go unnoticed. He can't help but admiring her and thinking about the longest times her story has been recounted.

    Phew...
    GodzillaFoilon October 29, 2010   Link
  • +5
    General CommentDrugs? What a load of bull. Black Francis didn't even do any drugs, except for the occasional joint. Why can't people seem to accept that not every song ever written is about drugs? Jesus, I just don't get it.
    HyperBullyon March 23, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentYes i agree Weezer did do a great cover for this song but the original is better.
    Mr. Bojangleson June 01, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI just checked out the Weezer version. The Pixies version is WAY better. Weezers versions not bad but it doesn't touch the original.
    JeffKaos71on November 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwonderful song. i'd love to fall in love with a girl called velouria, it's such a beautiful name. weezer have done a really good cover of this song too, just as good as the original. anyways, thats what i think...
    xpankfrisston May 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...beautiful
    emoBABY407on May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the greatest songs by the pixies, at least i think. weezer did a great cover, i like this version better though. long live the pixies.
    midnighton May 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentglorious song.
    jellyfaceon August 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis it just me or does weezer sound a lot like the pixies?
    i still like the pixies better
    this song rocks
    instant_karmaon August 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...it's just you... unless you're referring to the fact that weezer ripped off where's my mind with say it ain't so...
    Incognitoon September 08, 2002   Link

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