European Son
By: John Cale, Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker, Sterling Morrison
Original Performance: The Velvet Underground
Written by: John Cale, Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker, Sterling Morrison

Versions:
  1. European Son (3:25)
    Available on Velvet Underground & Nico.
    Credits
    Brian Lebarton: Bass
    Joey Waronker: Drums
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals
    Bram Inscore: Percussion
    Thorunn Antonia Magnusdottir: Vocals
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Lyrics:
European Son [Version (a)]:

You killed your European son
You spit on those under twenty-one
But now your blue car's gone
You better say so long
Hey hey, bye bye bye
You made your wallpapers green
You want to make love to the scene
Your European son is gone
You'd better say so long
The clowns bid you goodbye

You killed your European son
You spit on those under twenty-one
But now your blue car's gone
You better say so long
Hey hey, bye bye bye
You made your wallpapers green
You want to make love to the scene
Your European son is gone
You'd better say so long
The clowns bid you goodbye
 
The Song:

In March or April 2009, Beck got together with his band (Brian, Joey and Bram), Nigel Godrich, Chris Holmes, and Icelandic singer, Thorunn Magnusdottir and recorded the legendary album, Velvet Underground + Nico in its entirety. "European Son" is the closing track.

The original VU version of "European Son" starts out as a short song over a fast bass riff, before turning into a long noisy jam.

Beck and his Record Club mellowed it out considerably.
 
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Record Club version:



Velvet Underground original:

 
Notes: