Endless Cycle

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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 »

The bias of the father runs on through the son
And leaves him bothered and bewildered 
The drugs in his veins only cause him to spit
At the face staring back in the mirror 
How can he tell a good act from the bad
He can't even remember his name
How can he do what needs to be done
When he's a follower not a leader 
The sickness of the mother runs on through the girl
 Leaving her small and helpless  Liquor flies through her brain with the force of a gun
 Leaving her running in circles 
How she can tell a good act from the bad
When she's flat on her back in her room
How can she do what needs to be done
When she's a coward and a bleeder 
The man if he marries his child 
And have endless excuses
The woman sadly will do much the same
 Thinking that it's right and it's proper  Better than their mommy or their daddy did
 Better than the childhood they suffered 
The truth is they're happier when they're in pain
In fact, that's why they got married

Written by: LOU REED

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Endless Cycle