Claim to Fame

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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 commercial failure in the late 1960s, the group has gained a considerable cult following in the years since its demise and has gone on to become one of the most widely cited and influential bands of the era. As the Velvet Underground's principal songwriter, Reed wrote about subjects of personal experience that rarely had been examined so openly in rock and roll, including sexuality and drug culture. more »


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Talk-talk, yak-yak, watch you pull that old one track
Get it up and get it back
Making it upon your back
No space, no rent, the money's gone, it's all been spent
Now tell me 'bout your claim to fame
Now, ain't that some claim to fame

Extra, extra, read all about it, now
Extra, extra, something 'bout a claim to fame
Ooooh, sweet mama, ooooh, sweet mama
Something 'bout your claim to fame

Wet lips, dry now, ready for that old hand-out
Now, ain't that some claim to fame
Spaced out, spaced in,
The head's round, the square's flat
Ain't that some claim to fame
Now, tell me, ain't that some claim to fame
Extra, extra, read all about it
Extra, extra, something 'bout some claim to fame ...

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