Velvet Underground, “Rock and Roll”

Lou Reed, “Rock and Roll,” from the album “Velvet Underground,” 1969.

If this isn’t the greatest music ever made, I’ll eat my hat. Lou Reed is God.

Oh one more thing for all you capitalists out there. The late, great, short-lived Velvet Underground? You know, them? They never made a nickel. Hey capitalists, take your “success” bullshit and cram it up right up your greedy asses, ok?

Jenny said when she was just five years old
There was nothing happening at all
Every time she puts on a radio
There was a nothin’ goin’ down at all
Not at all

Then one fine mornin’
She puts on a New York station
You know, she couldn’t believe what she heard at all
She started shakin’ to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by rock ‘n’ roll

Despite all the amputations
You know you could just go out
And dance to a rock ‘n’ roll station

It was all right (it was all right)
Hey baby, you know it was all right (it was all right)

Jenny said when she was just about five years old
You know why parents gonna be the death of us all
Two TV sets and two Cadillac cars
Well you know, it ain’t gonna help me at all
Not just a tiny bit

Then one fine mornin’
she turns on a New York station
She doesn’t believe what she hears at all
Ooh, she started dancin’ to that fine fine music
You know her life is saved by rock ‘n’ roll
Yeah rock ‘n’ roll

Despite all the computations
You could just dance
To that rock ‘n’ roll station

And baby it was all right (it was all right)
Hey it was alright (it was all right)
Hey here she comes now!
Jump! jump!

Jenny said when she was just about five years old
Hey you know there was nothing happening at all Not at all
Every time I put on the radio
You know there’s nothin’ goin’ down at all
Not at all

Then one fine mornin’
She hears a New York station
She just didn’t believe what she heard at all
Hey, not at all
She started dancin’ to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by rock ‘n’ roll
Yes rock ‘n’ roll

Despite all the computation
You know you could just dance
To a rock ‘n’ roll station

All right
All right
And it was all right

Well, listen to me now
And it was all right

Come on, man, listen
It was all right
It was all right
And it was all right

All right!
It’s all right
All right!
Yeah, it’s all right now
All right!
Yeah, it’s all right now
All right!
It is all all right
All right!
Yeah, all right now
All right!
And it’s all right right now
All right!
And it’s all right now
All right!
Oh baby all right!
Oh baby all right!
Oh baby all right!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
All right!
Now it’s alright now
All right!
Ooh, it’s alright now
All right!
Oh, all right
All right!
All right now
All right!

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