Walk on the Wild Side

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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 »

Holly came from Miami, Fla 
Hitchhiked her way across the USA. 
Plucked her eyebrows on the way 
Shaved her leg and then he was she - she said: 

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 everybodys darling, 
But she never lost her head 
Even when she was given head - she said 

Hey Babe, take a walk on the wild side, 
Said hey honey, take a walk on the wild side. 
And the coloured girls go, doo dodoo 

Little Joe never once gave it away, 
Ev'rybody had to pay and pay. 
A hustle here and a hustle there 
New York city is no place where they said: 

Hey Babe, take a walk on the wild side, 
Said hey Babe, take a walk on the wild side. 

Sugar plum fairy came and hit the streets 
Looking 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, 
Said hey honey, take a walk on the wild side. 

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 bash - she said: 

Hey Sugar, take a walk on the wild side, 
Said hey honey, take a walk on the wild side. 
And the coloured girls go, doo dodoo

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