"Velvet Morning" as written by and Richard Ashcroft....
Yes
It's been long
And yes
I still feel strong
Into the half light
Another velvet morning for me, yeah

Time
Stands still
As you take
Your last pill
Into the half light
Another velvet morning for me

And now I'm trying to tell you
About my life
And my tongue is twisted
And more dead than alive
And my feelings
They've always been betrayed
And I was born a little damaged man
And look what they made

I said, don't you find
That it's lonely
The corridor
You walk there alone
And life is a game
You've tried
And life is a game
You're tired

Yes
I'm coming down
Your beauty is
A color surround
Into the half light
Another velvet morning for me

And now I'm trying to tell you
About my life
And my tongue is twisted
And more dead than alive
And my feelings
My feelings, they've been betrayed
And I was born a little damaged man
And look what they made

He said, don't you find
That it's lonely
The corridor
You walk there alone
And life is a game
You've tried
And life is a game
You're tired
And life is a game
You've tried


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"Velvet Morning" as written by Richard Ashcroft

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    General Commentone summer when we used to go off to the forest and have a mad night on pills and shit this song was played in the morning, and i swear it seemed as though it was written for the very purpose of that moment. a velvet morning, to me, is when your beginning to come down and the sun is rising through the trees (last pill + yes im coming down reference). the surreal confidence driven realisations you experience when you have the kind of nights i did seemed 110% compatible with every word in these lyrics.
    this song is about that crystallizing moment where reality spirals so far away from recognition that everything feels, not perfect, but right and you question things that seemed fundamental to life before.

    another velvet morning for me eh
    accrosstheuniverseon March 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSome songs are beautiful just because they express ugly, tragic things so well. This is, unfortunately, the perfect song for me this weekend. As someone who deals with depression, I can tell you this is practically an x-ray of the depressed mindset (at least as I've experienced it)...particularly if you've just lost someone to cancer, which I did this week.

    Somebody mentioned that they thought the part "my tongue is twisted, I'm more dead than alive" sounded like the side-effects of anti-depressants...could be, but some of us actually have trouble speaking when we're depressed enough, even if there's no medication involved...and feeling more dead than alive is more or less what a depressive episode is all about.
    INFJon April 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about pride
    Old school music loveron July 11, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, no comments yet wow
    Gee wizon May 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song, gee wiz
    Gee wizon May 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWOAH!
    Splaire89on May 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, i've often wondered if there's any link to the velvet underground what with the title plus the fact that "more dead than alive" is a lyric from "I'm Waiting For The Men". I don't know whether this is just coincidence or if there are more references to the VU in the song.
    csa09on August 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is a combination of spiralling depression because of a relationship gone bad/not happened in the first place and there is now drug taking and the contemplation of suicide because he's tired of life and the kicks in the teeth that come with it.
    casemoreon September 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStick this on after a night on the nonsense with some close friends and TRY and tell me this isn't one of the greatest songs ever written.
    ANorthernSoul76on July 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHey, csa09, I thought the same. I am a big Velvet Underground fan, but apart from that line I don't find any other reference to the band. Hmm.
    Catroaron August 29, 2007   Link

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