"Sweet Jane (Live)" 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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    General Commenti really like the song sweet jane, not so much this version though, its missing sometyhing and i didnt like how the v.u changed it when lou left.
    AladdinInsaneon June 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe the lyric is

    Heavenly white roses
    Seem to aspire to me
    When you smile

    I'll hit up the Cowboy Junkies version too.
    BradRaton June 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBut I was wrong.
    YouTube audio sucks.
    BradRaton June 04, 2009   Link

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