Mystic Child

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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 »

It was only the time of the newly born dead
With wispy cobwebs in your head
The polar moon looked out instead 
Goin' wild

 Liquor shifting through the brain 
The manic depressive goes insane 
Goin' wild
Goin' wild

 Desperate anger hits the streets 
By the foul smelling river by the meat market 
Goin' wild
 Mystic child

Goin' wild
 Mystic child

In the winter with frozen toes
 Looking out the big windows 
To fly
Goin' wild

 Situation X out of control 
My eyes half opened like a mole
Who smiles 
Goin' wild

Who smiles 
Goin' wild

In the mystic morning where the river meets
The hurdy-gurdy of the hip-hop beat
Five a.m., the viscous street

Oh, wild
Goin' wild

Out the window like a flash 
Fallin' through a rooftop crash
 Blind 
Goin' wild

Sick and misty like a pup by the curb
He's throwin' up
Wild
Like a child 

Goin' wild
Like a child 

If he can't have all that relates 
To testify that he is great 
He'll cut someone with a broken plate
 Stand upon the subway grate

And smile 
Goin' wild
Goin' wild
With a smile 

Holy morning 
Sun is up and someone 
Here has lost his cups

The dawn is tattered all cut up
Goin' wild
Like a mystic child

Like a mystic child
 Sunday morning, looking down from the rooftop 
Goin' wild with a smile  Mystic child

Top of the world; he's got it made
 Rings are gold, braids are jade
 Jumped to the street; he's got it made
Goodbye, child 

Goodbye, child  Mystic child

Written by: LOU REED

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