"Velvet Goldmine" as written by and David Bowie....
You got crazy legs, you got amazing head
You got rings on your fingers and your hair's hot red
You got wit from my tongue, name on the sun
I gotcha going to my breast
Cause you're the only one, who uses school to pleasure

You make me act real gone, you make me trawl along
I had to ravish your capsule, suck you dry
Feel the teeth in your bone, heal ya head with my own
Why if I don't have you home, we'll have to fight alone
Hang all together

Velvet Goldmine, you stroke me like the rain
Snake it, take it, panther princess you must stay
Velvet Goldmine, naked on your chain
I'll be your king volcano right for you again and again
My Velvet Goldmine

You're my taste, my trip, I'll be your master zip
I'll suck your hair for kicks, you'll make me jump to my feet
So you'll give me your hand, give me your sound
Let my sea wash your face, I'm falling, I can't stand
Oooh! Put your mink on

Velvet Goldmine, you stroke me like the rain
Snake it, take it, panther princess you must stay
Velvet Goldmine, naked on your chain
I'll be your king volcano right for you again and again
My Velvet Goldmine

Oh
Shoot you down, bang bang

Velvet Goldmine, you stroke me like the rain
Snake it, take it, panther princess you must stay
Velvet Goldmine, naked on your chain
I'll be your king volcano right for you again and again
My Velvet Goldmine

Velvet Goldmine,
Velvet Goldmine,
My Velvet Goldmine
Velvet Goldmine,
Velvet Goldmine


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"Velvet Goldmine" as written by David Bowie

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    General Commentto me this song as a VERY CLEAR sexual meanning. The "VELVET GOLDMINE" is obvisly a very intmante part on a woman. So to me this song is just about being with your lover and making love
    The_Jean_Genieon September 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentO yeah i also forgot to correct the lyrics listed here. It is not "right for you" it is RISE FOR YOU
    The_Jean_Genieon September 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLYRIC CORRECTION:
    "I'm falling UP I can't stand"
    liplexon September 29, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"You got crazy legs, you got amazing head
    You got rings on your fingers and your hair's hot red
    You got wit from my tongue, name on the sun
    I gotcha going to my breast
    Cause you're the only one, who uses school to pleasure"
    >>>This phrase, like the rest of the song, is all about himself. Rather proud of himself, ain't 'e? Come on, red hair? "uses school to pleasure" about his information/literature addiction.

    "You make me act real gone, you make me trawl along
    I had to ravish your capsule, suck you dry
    Feel the teeth in your bone, heal ya head with my own
    Why if I don't have you home, we'll have to fight alone
    Hang all together"
    >>>More of the "I understand myself on a deep level" spoutings. Really, read about the man. Occultism, yoga, etc. Get into it before you doubt my statements.

    "Velvet Goldmine, you stroke me like the rain
    Snake it, take it, panther princess you must stay
    Velvet Goldmine, naked on your chain
    I'll be your king volcano rise for you again and again
    My Velvet Goldmine"
    >>>All about how glorious it feels to be him doing what he does to feel like he does...and the necessity for upkeep both mind and body....keep that up and that inner energy self with continue to "erupt" every time.

    "You're my taste, my trip, I'll be your master zip
    I'll suck your hair for kicks, you'll make me jump to my feet
    So you'll give me your hand, give me your sound
    Let my sea wash your face, I'm falling, I can't stand
    Oooh! Put your mink on"
    >>>The last line can throw you as it's a minor monologue that expresses the point of self-indulgence of this self he has cultivated (in fact, turning away from or putting off any urge will dampen and dull the mind from it, fyi, thus he relishes any thought that cultivates further an excitement with this facet of himself; beauty/image). "master zip": one of the pet names for himself (see chorus).

    "Velvet Goldmine, you stroke me like the rain
    Snake it, take it, panther princess you must stay
    Velvet Goldmine, naked on your chain
    I'll be your king volcano rise for you again and again
    My Velvet Goldmine"
    >>>"Velvet Goldmine" is his mind. That's all. His "Black Country Rock" (see my explanation on that song's page).

    Don't worry kids, I too once thought the "velvet goldmine" he was talking about was his homo-sexed anus...then I got smart.
    liplexon September 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLet my sea wash your face XD
    If a boy ever said that to me id slap him and then let him as a reward for his courage.
    VGoldmineWildeon November 21, 2010   Link
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    General Commentjean genie, i would correct it if songmeanings was up.
    typoon April 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentVelvet Goldmine is also a, as my Thai friend refers to them, "Gay Movie" -- meaning, a movie about gay men. This song could very well be able the movie. If you look closely, you'll notice Bowie doesn't mention if he's singing about a female or not, which leads me to suspect it very well could be about this movie (if you look at Bowie's other songs, if he's singing about a woman, he lets you know). Yes, I am aware of the line "panther princess" said a few times.. but I know some gay men who enjoy being called "princess"..
    KattHikarioftheTurkson April 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentkatthikarioftheturks... velvet goldmine came out in '98 or '99, and its title came FROM this CLASSIC (meaning MUCH older) bowie song. the movie is a thinly veiled "fictional biography" of david bowie, and the only reason you don't actually *hear* this song in the movie is that bowie refused to allow his songs to be used in the film, much to its makers' chagrin. you're right about there being a connection... but you're very much off base in every other respect. a simple examination of the release dates for the song and the movie would tell you that.
    scheisseon April 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOh yeah. You see, scheisse, I'm an idiot who is boycotting sleep and watching too many gay movies (I'm standing on day 4 of no sleep -- well, unless you include that hour I got on day 2..Let's not). I'm gonna go watch West Side Story now, because I can.
    KattHikarioftheTurkson April 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWell, the original working title of the song was 'He's A Goldmine'. Which therefore implies that it's not about a woman, making it all the more appropriate for Todd Haynes to steal the title for his movie.
    kitsuchion September 18, 2004   Link

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