The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat with Lyrics in Description



Track 1 from their second album “White Light/White Heat” released in 1968 copyright Verve Records. The band had toured most of the previous year in support of their debut album, but sales were poor. They fired Andy Warhol as their manager and cut ties with Nico, who had been a featured vocalist on the previous album. Their music was still experimental and alternative, and this album showed a more intense, aggressive sound, developed from their live performances. The album was recorded in two days. It sold a little over 100,000 copies in the U.S. Written by Lou Reed and produced by Tom Wilson. RIP Tom Wilson, Sterling Morrison & Lou Reed. Featuring:

Lou Reed – Lead vocals & lead & rhythm guitars
John Cale – Electric viola, organ, piano, bass, background vocals & sound effects. Lead vocals on “Lady Godiva’s Operation”
Sterling Morrison – Lead & rhythm guitars, bass, background vocals & sound effects
Maureen Tucker – Drums & percussion

(White light) White light goin’, messin’ up my mind
(White light) And don’t you know it’s gonna make me go blind
(White heat) Aww, white heat, it tickle me down to my toes
(White light) Oh, have mercy, while I have it, goodness knows

(White light) White light goin’, messin’ up my brain
(White light) Oh, white light, it’s gonna drive me insane
(White heat) Oh, white heat, it tickle me down to my toes
(White light) Oh, white light, I said now, goodness knows, do it

(Hmm, hmm, white light)
Aw, I surely do love watchin’ that stuff tip itself in
(Hmm, hmm, white light)
Watch that side, watch that side, don’t you know it’s gonna be dead in drive?
(Hmm, hmm, white heat)
Hey, foxy mama, watchin’ her walk down the street
(Hmm, hmm, white light)
Come upside your head, gonna make a dead-end on your street

(White light) White light movin’ me through my brain
(White light) White light goin’, makin’ you go insane
(White heat) Oh, white heat, it tickle me down to my toes
(White light) Oh, white light, I said now, goodness knows

(White light) Oh, white light, it lightened up my eyes
(White light) Don’t you know it fills me up with surprise?
(White heat) Oh, white heat, tickle me down to my toes
(White light) Oh, white light, I tell you now, goodness knows, now work it

(Hmm, hmm, white light)
Oh, she surely do moves me
(Hmm, hmm, white light)
Watch that speed freak, watch that speed freak, everybody gonna go and make it every week
(Hmm, hmm, white heat)
Aww, sputter, mutter, everybody gonna go and kill their mother
(Hmm, hmm, white light)
Here she comes, here she comes, everybody get it, gonna make me run, do it

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