Femme Fatale

Album: The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
  • Here she comes, you better watch your step
    She's going to break your heart in two, it's true
    It's not hard to realize
    Just look into her false colored eyes
    She builds you up to just put you down, what a clown

    'Cause everybody knows
    (She's a femme fatale)
    The things she does to please
    (She's a femme fatale)
    She's just a little tease
    (She's a femme fatale)
    See the way she walks
    Hear the way she talks

    You're put down in her book
    You're number thirty seven, have a look
    She's going to smile to make you frown, what a clown
    Little boy, she's from the street
    Before you start, you're already beat
    She's going to play you for a fool, yes it's true

    'Cause everybody knows
    (She's a femme fatale)
    The things she does to please
    (She's a femme fatale)
    She's just a little tease
    (She's a femme fatale)
    See the way she walks
    Hear the way she talks

    'Cause everybody knows
    (She's a femme fatale)
    The things she does to please
    (She's a femme fatale)
    She's just a little tease
    (She's a femme fatale)
    Ooh ooh oh
    (She's a femme fatale)
    Ooh ooh oh Writer/s: BEAU HILL, ERIC TURNER, JERRY DIXON, JOEY CAGLE, JOHN OSWALD, LOU REED, STEVEN CHAMBERLIN
    Publisher: SONY ATV MUSIC PUB LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 11

  • Derek from Pittsburgh, PaOn the Bootleg Series and on 1969: Live, Lou sings this song.
  • Brian from Dublin, Irelandi heard lou wrote this song about nico and she was part of the reason him and john fell out
  • Jezebel from Lincoln, MoI agree I'm totally intrigued by her voice and she was sooooo beautiful. She was pure art I tell ya
  • Jenny from West Hills, CaOne of my favorites! Love the band and am intrigued with Nico's voice!
  • Glen from Fredericksburg, VaI think Nico's contribution really made the album. Her voice is so mysterious, it draws you in. This album is really underrated in my opinion, but I guess that applies to the band in whole. I love the song.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, Sc60's compilation tape? That's surprising!
  • Cameron from Irvine, CaI first heard this song on a 60's compilation tape, which is pretty suprising considering the Velvet's were a pretty low key group, and I've been into them ever since. But, among many of the Velvet's material, I prefer the 1969 Live version.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScAgreed Steve. Hey you guys. You'll never guesssed who cevered this song? Duran-Duran. I 5hought it was a strange combination when i first heard it, and I didn't remember having ever heard it before, but I had heard the original a few times. I told my mother about it, and played the original for her the next day. I like the original better, even though Doran-Duran is a pretty good band I think. Some of you guys might disagree with me though on them as a band. Anyway, I thought I'd share that tidbit. I can't remember the name of the album the cover is on, but I think it came out in 1993.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScNico was great! It's ashame she died when she did. I like the fact that she always tried to remain mysterious. It's too bad she didn't perform with the band more.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScThis song is great!!!!! Didn't realize the character was a prostitute. GAha Maybe I should have... duhh. Anways, I think this song is great and I love Nico's voice.
  • Steve from Fenton, MoI liked this song the very first time I heard it. I wish there were more pictures of Nico.
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