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LOU REED

241a-CAROLINE SAYS II – Do M

Lou Reed

 

Caroline says

as she gets up off the floor
Why is it that you beat me

it isn't any fun
Caroline says

as she makes up her eyes
You ought to learn more about yourself

think more than just I

But she's not afraid to die
All her friends call her 'Alaska'
When she takes speed, they laugh and ask her
What is in her mind, what is in her mind

 

Caroline says

as she gets up from the floor
You can hit me all you want to,

but I don't love you anymore
Caroline says

while biting her lip
Life is meant to be more than this

and this is a bum trip.

But she's not afraid to die

All her friends call her 'Alaska'
When she takes speed, they laugh and ask her
What is in her mind, what is in her mind


She put her fist through the window pane
It was such a funny feeling


It's so cold in Alaska

It's so cold in Alaska

It's so cold in Alaska

241b-GOODNIGHT LADIES – C1 La M

Lou Reed

 

Goodnight ladies
ladies goodnight
It's time to say goodbye,

let me tell you, now

Goodnight ladies
ladies goodnight
It's time to say goodbye.

 

Now, all night long
you've been drinking your tequila
But now you've sucked
your lemon peel dry,

so why not get high, high, high and
Goodnight ladies ladies goodnight


Goodnight ladies
ah, ladies goodnight
It's time to say goodbye

Goodnight sweet ladies
ah, ladies goodnight
It's time to say goodbye,

bye-bye

 

Ah, we've been together
for the longest time
But now it's time to get high
come on, let's get high, high, high
And goodnight ladies ladies goodnight

Oh, I'm still missing my other half
oh, it must be something I did in the past
Don't it just make you wanna laugh
it's a lonely Saturday night
Oh, nobody calls me on the telephone
I put another record on my stereo
But I'm still singing a song of you
it's a lonely Saturday night.

Now, if I was an actor
or a dancer who is glamorous
then, you know, amorous life would soon be mine
But now the tinsel light of star break
is all that's left to applaud my heart break
and eleven o'clock I watch the network news

Oh, woh, woh, something tells me that you're really gone
you said we could be friends
but that's not what's not what I want
Ah, anyway, my TV-dinner's almost done
it's a lonely Saturday night

I mean to tell you, it's a lonely Saturday night (2x)

242a-HANGIN’ ROUND – Sol M

Lou Reed

 

Harry was a rich young man 
who would become a priest
He dug up his dear father who
was recently deceased
He did it with tarot cards
and a mystically attuned mind
And shortly there and after he did find
Jeanny was a spoiled young brat, 
she thought she knew it all
She smoked mentholated cigarettes
and she had sex in the hall
But she was not my kind
or even of my sigh
The kind of animal
that I would be about

Oh oh oh, you keep hangin' 'round me
And I'm not so glad you found me
You're still doing things that I gave up years ago
Oh oh oh, you keep hangin' 'round me
And I'm not so glad you found me
You're still doing things that I gave up years ago
Hangin' 'round, hangin' 'round

 

Cathy was a bit surreal, 
she painted all her toes
And on her face she wore dentures
clamped tightly to her nose
And when she finally spoke
her twang her glasses broke
And no one else could smoke
while she was in the room

Hark the herald angels sang
and reached out for a phone
And plucking it with ivory hand
dialed long distance home
But it was all too much
sprinkling angel dust to A.T. and T.
Who didn't wish you well

Oh oh oh, you keep hangin' 'round me
And I'm not so glad you found me
You're still doing things that I gave up years ago
Oh oh oh, you keep hangin' 'round me
And I'm not so glad you found me
You're still doing things that I gave up years ago
Hangin' 'round, hangin' 'round

242b-I’M SO FREE – Do M

Lou Reed

 

Yes I'm Mother Nature's son
And I'm the only one
I do what I want and I want what I see
Could only happen to me

I'm so free,
I'm so free

Oh please, Saint Germaine
I have come this way
Do you remember the shape I was in
I had horns and fins

I'm so free,
I'm so free 

Do you remember the silver walks
You used to shiver and I used to talk
Then we went down to Times Square
And ever since I've been hanging around there

 

I'm so free, 
I'm so free

Yes I'm Mother Nature's son
And I'm the only one
I do what I want and I want what I see
Could only happen to me

I'm so free,
I'm so free

Oh - oh - oh, I'm so free,
I'm so free
When I feel good, I'm so free ...
Early in the morning, I'm so free
Late in the evening,
 
I'm so free, 
I'm so free ...

243a-IT’S SUCH A PERFECT DAY – C1 La m

Lou Reed

 

Just a perfect day
drink sangria in a park
and then later
when it gets dark we go home


Just a perfect day
feed animals in the zoo
and then later a movie, too
and then home.

Oh its such a perfect day
I'm glad I spend it with you
Oh such a perfect day

you just keep me hanging on
you just keep me hanging on

Just a perfect day
problems all left alone
Week enders on our own
it's such fun

 

Just a perfect day
you make me forget myself
I thought I was someone else
someone good.

Oh its such a perfect day
I'm glad I spend it with you
Oh such a perfect day

you just keep me hanging on
you just keep me hanging on


You're going to reap

just what you sow


You're going to reap

just what you sow


You're going to reap

just what you sow


You're going to reap

just what you sow

243b-LADY DAY – Re m

Lou Reed

 

When she walked on down the street
She was like a child staring at her feet

But when she passed the bar
And she heard the music play
She had to go in and sing
It had to be that way

She had to go in and sing
It had to be that way

And I said no, no, no
Oh, Lady Day
And I said no, no, no
Oh, Lady Day

 

-Guitar-

After the applause had died down
And all the people drifted away

She climbed down the bar
And went out the door
To the hotel
That she called home
It had greenish walls
A bathroom in the hall
And I said no, no, no
Oh, Lady Day
And I said no, no, no
Oh, Lady Day

244a-MAKE UP – C1 Si m

Lou Reed

 

Your face when sleeping is sublime
And then you open up your eyes

Then comes pancake factor number one
Eyeliner, rose hips and lip gloss, such fun
You're a slick little girl,

you're a slick little girl


Rouge and coloring, incense and ice
Perfume and kisses, oh it's all so nice
You're a slick little girl,

you're a slick little girl


*Now we're coming out,

out of our closets
Out on the streets,

yeah, we're coming out

 

When you're in bed it's so wonderful
It'd be so nice to fall in love
When you get dressed I really get my fill
People say that it's impossible

Gowns lovely made out of lace
And all the things that you do to your face
You're a slick little girl,

you're a slick little girl


Eyeliner, whitener then color the eyes
Yellow and green, oh what a surprise
You're a slick little girl,

oh, you're such a slick little girl


Now we're coming out,

out of our closets
Out on the streets,

yes, we're coming out


Yeah, we're coming out ...

244b-HEROIN – C1 Do M

Lou Reed

 

I don't know just where I'm going
But I'm gonna try for the kingdom, if I can
'Cause it makes me feel like I'm a man
When I put a spike into my vein
And I'll tell ya, things aren't quite the same
When I'm rushing on my run
And I feel just like Jesus' son
And I guess that I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know

 

I have made the big decision
 I'm gonna try to nullify my life
 'Cause when the blood begins to flow
 When it shoots up the dropper's neck
 When I'm closing in on death
 And you can't help me now, you guys
 And a
You can all go take a walk
 And I guess that I just don't know
 And I guess that I just don't know

 I wish that I was born a thousand years ago
 I wish that I'd sail the darkened seas
 On a great big clipper ship
 Going from this land here to that

 

In a sailor's suit and cap
 Away from the big city
 Where a man can not be free
 Of all of the evils of this town
 And of himself, and those around
 Oh, and I guess that I just don't know
 Oh, and I guess that I just don't know

 Heroin, be the death of me
 Heroin, it's my wife and it's my life
 Because a mainer to my vein
 Leads to a center in my head
 And then I'm better off and dead
 Because when the smack begins to flow
 I really don't care anymore
 About all the Jim-Jim's in this town
 And all the politicians makin' crazy sounds
 And everybody puttin' everybody else down
 And all the dead bodies piled up in mounds

 'Cause when the smack begins to flow
 Then I really don't care anymore
 Ah, when the heroin is in my blood
 And that blood is in my head
 Then thank God that I'm as good as dead
 Then thank your God that I'm not aware
 And thank God that I just don't care
 And I guess I just don't know- And I guess I just don't know

245a-ROCK & ROLL – Do M

Lou Reed

 

Jenny said when she was just five years old
you know there's nothing happening at all
Every time she puts on the radio
There was nothing goin' down at all

Then one fine mornin' she puts on a New York station
She couldn't believe what she heard at all
She started dancin' to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by Rock 'n' Roll

Despite all the amputations
You could just dance to a rock 'n' roll station
All right

 

Jenny said when she was just five years old
My parents are gonna be the death of us all
Two TV sets and two Cadillac cars--
Ain't gonna help us at all

Then one fine mornin' she puts on a New York station
She don't believe what she heard at all
She started dancin' to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by Rock 'n' Roll
Despite all the computations
You could just dance to a rock 'n ' roll station
and it was alright.

245c-SATELLITE OF LOVE – C1 Mi M

Lou Reed

 

Satellite's gone up to the skies
Thing like that drive me out of my mind

I watched it for a little while
I like to watch things on TV
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of ...

Satellite's gone way up to Mars
Soon it will be filled with parking cars
I watch it for a little while
I love to watch things on TV
Satellite of love ...

 

I've been told that you've been bold
With Harry, Mark and John
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, to Thursday
With Harry, Mark and John

Satellite's gone up to the skies
Thing like that drive me out of my mind
I watched it for a little while
I love to watch things on TV

Satellite of love ...

246a-SWEET JANE – La M

Lou Reed

 

Standing on the corner,

suitcase in my hand
Jack is in his corset, Jane is her vest
And me, I'm in a rock'n'roll band


Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim
You know, those were different times
Oh, all the poets, they studied rules of verse
And those ladies, they rolled their eyes


Sweet Jane, sweet Jane, sweet Jane

I'll tell you something, that Jack, he is a banker
And Jane, she is a clerk
And both of them save their monies
And when they come home from work


Ooh, sittin' down by the fire
Oh, the radio does play
The classical music, said Jim,

the `March of the Wooden Soldiers`
All you protest kids,

you can hear Jack say, get ready

 

Sweet Jane, come on, baby
Sweet Jane, sweet Jane

Some people, they like to go out dancing
Other peoples, they have to work Just watch me now
And there's some evil mothers
Well they're gonna tell you that everything is just dirt


You know, that women never really faint
And that villains always blink their eyes
And that, you know,

children are the only ones who blush
And that life is just to die


*But anyone who ever had a heart
Oh, they wouldn't turn around and break it
And anyone who's ever played a part
Oh, they wouldn't turn around and hate it

Sweet Jane, sweet Jane, sweet Jane ...

246b-VICIOUS – Re M

Lou Reed

 

Vicious, 
you hit me with a flower
You do it every hour
Oh, baby you're so vicious

Vicious,
you want me to hit you with a stick
But all I've got is a guitar pick
Oh baby, you're so vicious

When I watch you come,
baby, I just want to run far away
You're not the kind of person
around I want to stay

When I see you walking down the street
I step on your hands and I mangle your feet
You're not the kind of person that I want to meet
Baby, oh you're so vicious, you're so vicious

 

Vicious, 
you hit me with a flower
You do it every hour
Oh, baby you're so vicious

Vicious,
hey why don't you swallow razor blades
You must think that I'm some kind of gay blade
But baby, you're so vicious

When I see you coming I just have to run
You're not good and you
certainly aren't very much fun

When I see you walking down the street
I step on your hand and I mangle your feet
You're not the kind of person that I'd even want to meet
'Cause you're so vicious, 
baby, you're so vicious
Vicious, vicious...

247a-WAGON WHEEL – Re M

Lou Reed

 

Won't you be my wagon wheel
Won't you tell me, baby, how do you feel?


Yeah you got to live

yeah your life

as though you're number one
Yeah you got to live yeah your life
And make a point of having some fun

But if you think that you get kicks
From flirting with danger, danger ooh
Just kick her in head and rearrange her


Oh heavenly father, what can I do ?
What she's done to me is making me crazy
Oh heavenly father,

I know I have sinned but look where I've been
It's making me lazy

 

Won't you be my wagon wheel
Won't you tell me, baby, how do you feel?


You got to live

yeah your life

as though you're number one
Yeah you got to live

yeah your life
And make a point of having some fun


But if you think

that you get kicks
From flirting with danger, danger ooh
Just kick her in head and rearrange her


And then why don't you wake me, shake me
Please don't you let me sleep too long ...

247b-WALK ON THE WILD SIDE – Do M

Lou Reed

 

Holly came from Miami F.L.A.
hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.

Plucked her eyebrows on the way
shaved her leg and then he was a she
She says, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side

Candy came from out on the island
in the backroom she was everybody's darling

But she never lost her head
even when she was given head
She says, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
and the coloured girls go

Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo

 

Little Joe never once gave it away
everybody had to pay and pay

A hustle here and a hustle there
New York city is the place where they said
Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
I Said hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side

Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
lookin' for soul food and a place to eat

Went to the Apollo
you should have seen him go go go
They said, hey Sugar, take a walk on the wild side
I said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
all right, hun

Jackie is just speeding away
thought she was James Dean for a day

Then I guess she had to crash
valium would have helped that dash
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
I said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side
and the coloured girls say

Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo…
doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo…

004b-A SHELTERED LIFE – La M7

Lou Reed

 

Never been to England, never been to France

 never really learned how to dance

 I've never taken dope

and I've never taken drugs

 ah, I've never danced on a bear-skin rug

 

Guess it's true,

what all those people they say

I'm gonna have to loose

my hometown ways

Guess it's true,

guess I've led a sheltered life

 

clarinet solo

 

Never went around with anything

I've had a hometown life,

and I have never learned to swing

Not much of a life, I haven't seen much

I've been true to my wife

and it's just been too much

 

Guess it's true,

what all these people they say

 I'm gonna have to lose

my hometown ways

 You know it's true,

guess I've led a sheltered life

 

clarinet solo

 

Guess it's true,

what all those people they say

 I'm gonna have to lose

my hometown ways

 Guess it's true,

guess I've led a sheltered life

124b-LADY DAY – Re m

Lou Reed

 

       When she walked on

       down the street

        She was like a child

        staring at her feet

 

        But when she passed the bar

        And she heard the music play

        She had to go in and sing

        It had to be that way

 

        She had to go in and sing

        It had to be that way

 

        And I said no, no, no

        Oh, Lady Day

        And I said no, no, no

        Oh, Lady Day

 

 

        After the applause

        had died down

        And the people

        drifted away

 

      And went out the door

        And out of the bar

       

        To the hotel

        That she called home

        It had greenish walls

        A bathroom in the hall

 

        And I said no, no, no

        Oh, Lady Day

        And I said no, no, no

        Oh, Lady Day

 

        I said no, no, no

        Oh, Lady Day

        And I said no, no, no

        Oh, Lady Day

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