Teach the Gifted Children

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Lou Reed

Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (born March 2, 1942) is an American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer. He is best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and for his solo career, which has spanned several decades. Though the Velvet Underground were a comme… more »

Teach the gifted children
 Teach them to have mercy  Teach them about sunsets
 Teach them about moonrise
 Teach them about anger
The sin that comes with dawning  Teach them about flowers
And the beauty of forgetfulness 

Then take me to the river (take me to the river)
And put me in the water (and put me in the water)
 Bless them and forgive them (take me to the river)
 Father cause they just don't know (take me to the river)

All the gifted children
 Teach the gifted children
The way of men and animals  Teach them about cities
The history of the mysteries  Their vice and their virtues
 About branches that blow in the wind
On the wages of their sins
 Teach them of forgiveness  Teach them about mercy
 Teach them about music
And the cool and cleansing waters

What do they say, take me to the river (take me to the river)
Take me to the river (take me to the river)
Put me in the water (take me to the river)
And teach the gifted children (take me to the river)
All the gifted children (take me to the river)
(Take me to the river)
(Take me to the river)

Written by: DOMENIC FUSCA, LOU REED, MICHAEL FONFARA, ROB TABACHKA, TODD PORTER

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