Words and music by David Bowie.
Thanks to Matt Westacott and Emily Charleigh who helped with revising and updating these lyrics. There is still a little controversy over the exact words, not helped by the fact that the lyrics sheet in the album Rare is obviously incorrect.
You got crazy legs, you got amazin' head You got rings on your fingers and your hair's hot red You got the width of my tongue name on the sun I clutch you close to my breast Cause you're the only one, who uses school to pleasure You make me act real gone, you make me troll along I had to ravish your capsule, suck you dry Feel the teeth in your bones, heal ya head with my own Why if I don't have you whole, is that your final love? Here all together 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 right for you again and again My velvet goldmine You're my taste, my trip, I'll be your master zip I'll chop your hair off 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! Clutch your makeup! CHORUS Oh Shoot you down, bang bang CHORUS (hum) Velvet Goldmine (repeat)