Song of the Day #4,944: ‘Beginning to See the Light’ – The Velvet Underground

Sticking with the classic rock era this Random Weekend, we jump back from yesterday’s 1975 track to this one from 1969.

‘Beginning to See the Light’ is the opening song of Side Two of The Velvet Underground’s self-titled third album. This record marked a shift in the band’s sound toward more melodic and acoustic songs. It’s by far my favorite Velvet Underground album.

[Verse 1]
Well, I’m beginning to see the light
Well, I’m beginning to see the light
Some people work very hard
But still they never get it right
Well, I’m beginning to see the light
Want to tell all you people now

[Verse 2]
Now, now baby, I’m beginning to see the light
Hey, now, baby, I’m beginning to see the light
Wine in the morning and some breakfast at night
Well, I’m beginning to see the light

[Bridge]
Here we go again, playing the fool again
Here we go again, acting hard again, alright

[Verse 3]
Well, I’m beginning to see the light
I want to tell you, woo hoo ooh
Hey now, baby I’m beginning to see the light
Because it’s softer now
I wore my teeth in my hands
So I could mess the hair of the night
Hey, well, I’m beginning to see the light

[Verse 4]
Now, now, now, now, now, now, now, now
Baby, I’m beginning to see the light, now
It’s kinda softer
Hey, now, baby I’m beginning to see the light
I met myself in a dream
And I just want to tell you, everything was alright
Hey now, baby, I’m beginning to see the light

[Bridge]
Here comes two of you
Which one will you choose?
One is black and one is blue
Don’t know just what to do, alright

[Verse 5]
Well, I’m beginning to see the light
Alright, here she comes
Yeah, yeah, baby I’m beginning to see the light
Some people work very hard
But still they never get it right
Well, I’m beginning to see the light
Oh, it’s getting little softer in here now

[Verse 6]
Now, now, baby I’m beginning to see the light
Oh, it’s coming ’round again
Hey now, now, now, baby I’m beginning to see the light
One more time
There are problems in these times
But, ooh, none of them are mine
Oh, baby, I’m beginning to see the light

[Bridge]
Here we go again
I thought that you were my friend
Here we go again
I thought that you were my friend

[Outro]
How does it feel to be loved?
How does it feel to be loved?
How does it feel to be loved?
How does it feel to be loved?
How does it feel to be loved?
How does it feel to be loved?

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,944: ‘Beginning to See the Light’ – The Velvet Underground

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I’m not sure, but I think he’s beginning to see the light.😀

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