Venus In Furs

Venus In Furs is a song by The Velvet Underground that was covered by Dave Navarro for the Spread album and his solo debut.

Lyrics

Unicorns & Rainbows version:

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Comes in bells, your servant, don’t forsake him
Strike dear mistress, and cure his heart

Downy sins of streetlight fancy
Chase the costumes she shall wear
Ermine furs adorn imperious
Severin, Severin awaits you there
(Awaits you there)

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears
(Different colors made of tears)

Kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather
Shiny leather in the dark
Tongue of thong, the belt that does await you
Strike dear mistress, and cure his heart

Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
Severin, down on your bended knee
Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
Taste the whip, now plead for me (for me)
For me
For me
For me

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Shiny shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Severin, your servant comes in bells, please don’t forsake him
Strike dear mistress, and cure his heart

Trust No One version:

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Comes in bells, your servant, don’t forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart
Downy sins of streetlight fancies
Chase the costumes she shall wear
Ermine furs adorn imperious
Severin, Severin awaits you there

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather
Shiny leather in the dark
Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
Severin, down on your bended knee
Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
Taste the whip, now plead for me

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Shiny shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Severin, your servant comes in bells, please don’t forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

Known Performances by Dave Navarro: (7)

  • 1998/??/?? - Los Angeles, CA, Blue Light Studios
  • 2001/08/30 - Boston, MA, Hatch Shell
  • 2001/08/31 - Providence, RI, Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
  • 2001/09/01 - Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
  • 2001/09/04 - Philadelphia, PA, Theater of the Living Arts
  • 2001/09/08 - Chicago, IL, Street Festival
  • 2001/09/09 - Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue Club
  • Known Performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers: (3)

  • 1996/03/11 - Indianapolis, IN, Market Square Arena
  • 1996/03/14 - Pittsburgh, PA, Civic Arena
  • 1996/07/03 - Oslo, Norway, Specktrum