Rock Minuet

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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 »

Paralyzed by hatred and a piss ugly soul
If he murdered his father, he thought he'd become whole While listening at night to an old radio Where they danced to the rock minuet 
In the gay bars in the back of the bar
He consummated hatred on a cold sawdust floor While the jukebox played backbeats, he sniffed coke off a jar While they danced to a rock minuet  School was a waste, he was meant for the street But school was the only way, the army could be beat
The two whores sucked his nipples 'til he came on their feet
As they danced to the rock minuet 
He dreamt that his father was sunk to his knees His leather belt tied so tight that it was hard to breathe And the studs from his jacket were as cold as a breeze As he danced to a rock minuet 
He pictured the bedroom where he heard the first cry
His mother on all fours, ah, with his father behind
And her yell hurt so much, he had wished he'd gone blind And rocked to a rock minuet 
In the back of the warehouse were a couple of guys
They had tied someone up and sewn up their eyes
And he got so excited he came on his thighs When they danced to the rock minuet 
On avenue be, someone cruised him one night He took him in an alley and then pulled a knife And thought of his father, as he cut his windpipe And finally danced to the rock minuet 
In the curse of the alley, the thrill of the street On the bitter cold docks where the outlaws all meet
In euphoria drug in euphoria heat
You could dance to the rock minuet 
In the thrill of the needle and anonymous sex
You could dance to the rock minuet 
So when you dance hard, slow dancing When you dance hard, slow dancing When you dance hard, slow dancing When you dance to the rock minuet 

Written by: LOU REED

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Rock Minuet