Growing up in Public

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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 »

Some people are into the power of power The absolute corrupting power, that makes great men insane While some people find their refreshment in action The manipulation, encroachment and destruction of their inferiors
 Growing up in public, growing up in public Growing up in public, growing up in public with your pants down

Some people are into sadistic pleasures
They whet their desires and drool in your ears
They're quasi-effeminate characters in love with oral gratification They edify your integrities, so they can play on your fears 
They're gonna do you in public, 'cause you're growing up in public They're gonna do it to you in public,
'cause you're growing up in public with your pants down

Some people think being a man is unmanly Some people think that the whole concept's a joke
But some people think being a man is the whole point
And then some people wish they'd never awoke

Up from a dream of nightmarish proportions
Down to a size neither regal nor calm
A prince hamlet caught the middle between reason and instinct Caught in the middle with your pants down again  Caught in the middle, I'm really caught in the middle I'm caught in the middle, caught in the middle deciding about you

Written by: LOU REED, MICHAEL FONFARA

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