Halloween Parade

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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 »

There's a down town fairy singing out "Proud Mary"
as she cruises Christopher Street 
And some Southern Queen is acting loud and mean
 where the docks and the Badlands meet

This Halloween is something to be sure
 Especially to be here without you

There's a Greta Garbo and an Alfred Hitchcock
and some black Jamaican stud
There's five Cinderellas and some leather drags
I almost fell into my mug

There's a Crawford, Davis and a tacky Cary Grant 
And some Homeboys lookin' for trouble down here from the Bronx 

But there ain't no Hairy and no Virgin Mary
you won't hear those voices again 
And Johnny Rio and Rotten Rita
you'll never see those faces again 

This Halloween is something to be sure
 Especially to be here without you

There's the Born Again Losers and the Lavender Boozers
and some crack team from Washington Heights
The boys from Avenue B and the girls from Avenue D
a Tinkerbell in tights 

This celebration somehow get me down
 Especially when I see you're not around 

There's no Peter Pedantic saying things romantic 
in Latin, Greek or Spic
There's no Three bananas or Brandy Alexander
 dishing all their tricks

It's a different feeling that I have today  Especially when I know you've gone away

There's a girl from Soho with a teeshirt saying "I Blow"
she's with the "jive five 2 plus 3"
And the girls for pay dates are giving cut rates 
or else doing it for free

The past keeps knock, knock, knocking on my door
And I don't want to hear it anymore 

No consolations please for feelin' funky 
I got to get my head above my knees 
But it makes me mad and mad makes me sad
and then I start to freeze 

In the back of my mind I was afraid it might be true
In the back of my mind I was afraid that they meant you

The Halloween Parade
At the Halloween parade 
At the Halloween parade 
See you next year, at the Halloween parade

Written by: LOU REED


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