Teenage Wildlife

Velvet Goldmine - The Song

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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.

Lyrics

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)

Trivia

There's some controversy over whether the words in the chorus are kimba kano or king volcano.

Appearances

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This document last updated Friday, 09-Oct-1998 19:55:12 EDT
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