Here's Room 546
It's enough to make you sick
Bridget's all wrapped up in foil
You wonder if she'd get uncoiled

Here they come now, see them run now
Here they come now, Chelsea girls

Here's Room 115
Filled with the S&M queens
Magic marker row
You wonder just how 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

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


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Chelsea Girls (Nico cover) song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentOh, Andy Warhol. You stalk pop culutre like a ghoul.
    mopo976on November 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt means that either Elliott Smith either changed some of the lyrics or someone can't understand Nico's accent--because there's some minor errors in this version that IMO change the impact of the song. I usually have a problem with people who can't understand plain English but I guess Nico doesn't exactly speak plain English does she? I wonder how many gothic vocalists adopt that same accent because of Nico rather than B-Grade vampire movies.
    ManInRoom5on January 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt means that the person who posted it doesn't realize it's a nico cover- not a song by Elliott Smith
    pizzalehon June 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnico & velvet underground cover. it's about a group of prostitutes and as wonderfully as Elliott covers it he left out a verse. it goes something like:
    "poor mary, she's so uptight
    she can't turn out the light
    rolled Susan into a ball
    and now she can't see her at all"
    lost_in_twlighton April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the nico version of this song
    and i love elliott smith...
    does anyone know how to get this song?
    i cannot seem to find a place to download it
    :( :(
    phoebeeeeon December 04, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYeah Nico version is better. I love this song and would have probably never heard it, if Elliott never had covered it. Heres a link to the show for anyone looking for it archive.org/details/…

    Great cover and I'm so glad it was a soundboard recording we have.
    first timeron December 13, 2007   Link

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