Street Hassle

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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 »

Waltzing Matilda whipped out her wallet 
The sexy boy smiled in dismay 
She took out four twenties 'cause she liked round figures 
Everybody's a queen for a day
Oh, babe, I'm on fire and you know how I admire your
Body why don't we slip away
 Although I'm sure you're certain, it's a rarity me flirtin'
Sha-la-la-la, this way

Oh, sha-la-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la-la
Hey, baby, come on, let's slip away

 Luscious and gorgeous, oh what a hunk of muscle 
Call out the national guard
She creamed in her jeans as he picked up her means 
From off of the formica topped bar
And cascading slowly, he lifted her wholly 
And boldly out of this world 
And despite people's derision  Proved to be more than diversion 
Sha-la-la-la, later on

And then sha-la-la-la-la, he entered her slowly 
And showed her where he was coming from
And then sha-la-la-la-la, he made love to her gently 
It was like she'd never ever come
And then sha-la-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la-la
When the sun rose and he made to leave 
You know, sha-la-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la-la
 Neither one regretted a thing 

 Street hassle
Hey, that cunt's not breathing 
I think she's had too much
Of something or other, hey, man, you know what I mean
I don't mean to scare you
But you're the one who came here
And you're the one who's gotta take her when you leave 
I'm not being smart
Or trying to be cold on my part
And I'm not gonna wear my heart on my sleeve 
But you know people get all emotional 
And sometimes, man, they just don't act rational 
They think they're just on TV 

Sha-la-la-la, man
Why don't you just slip

Written by: LOU REED

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