Da “Marquee Moon” primo album dei Television inciso qualche tempo dopo l’allontanamento del bassista e cantante Richard Hell. I Television sono il primo gruppo new wave nuovaiorchese per cronologia, il loro primo EP sotto il nome di Neon Boys risale al 1973, ma il secondo per importanza dopo i Talking Heads. Qui il poeta pretenziosetto Tom Verlaine, amico del cuore di Patti Smith — ma il nuovo bassista Fred Smith è solo omonimo del di lei marito Frederick “Fred Sonic” Smith — dedica una canzone non si capisce bene se alla Venere di Milo o a una passante con cui si scontra violentemente mentre sia aggira per Broadway non del tutto in sé.
- Tom Verlaine – vocals, lead guitar
- Richard Lloyd – rhythm guitar
- Fred Smith – bass
- Billy Ficca – drums
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It was a tight toy night, streets were bright The world looked so thin and between my bones and skin There stood another person who was a little surprised To be face to face with a world so alive How I fell (Did you feel low?) No (Huh?) I fell right into the arms of Venus de Milo You know it's all like some new kind of drug My senses are sharp and my hands are like gloves Broadway looked so medieval It seemed to flap, like little pages And I fell sideways laughing with a friend from many stages How we felt (Did you feel low?) Not at all! (Huh?) I fell right into the arms of Venus de Milo Suddenly my eyes went so soft and shaky I knew there was pain but pain is not aching Then Richie, Richie said: "Hey man let's dress up like cops Think of what we could do!" But something, something had said "you better not" And I fell (Did you feel low?) No (Huh?) I stood up, walked out of the arms of Venus de Milo