Head Held High Lyrics

by Velvet Underground

Mama told me, ever since I was seven
"Hold your head up high"
My parents told me, ever since I was eleven
"Hold your head up high"

They said the answer was to become a dancer
Hold your head up high
Oh, just like I figured they're always disfigured
With their head up high

Now I am older, I'm getting so much bolder
With my head up high
Oh, as I figured just like I figured
Since your head's up high, baby

Oh, now just like I figured you know they was disfigured
Hold your head high
You know they says the answer was to become a dancer
Hold your head up high, boy

Ever since I was a baby on my mama's knee
Oh, just to listen to what have everybody told me
And yes I did

But still the answer was to become a dancer
And hold your head up high
But, just like I figured they're always disfigured
They hold their heads up high

Watch out
Yeah
Do the dog
Oh, watch out

And now I'm older they say that I'm so much bolder
Got your head up high
Oh, oh the answer was, hey become a dancer
Head up high

Well, but just like I figured they're always disfigured
They got their heads up high
But the answer was, now boy become a dancer
With your head up high

Oh head up high, yeah, yeah, yeah
Head up high, oh baby
Head up high, oh oh
Head up high, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Head up high
Head