Paranoia Key of E

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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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How come you say you will and then you won't
you change your mind and then you say you don't
The mystery is why I play the goat
the mystery you call love

Sometimes you're like an eagle strong like a rock
other times it seems you get unlocked
And all your worst fears come tumbling out
into the street, into the snow

I remember when you had a dream
everything was what it seemed to be
But now nightmares replace everything
and everything you see is wrong

You said we'd meet but you're two hours late
you said you thought someone had picked your gate
So you hid and were afraid to wait
seeing shadows in the snow
Seeing shadows in the snow

Now your friend Godfrey is a perfect choice
one minute down next time rejoice, he seems -
- To have found the perfect voice
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Let's say everything he says is true
you love me but I cheat on you
And in my bedroom is a female zoo
worse then Clinton in prime time

I swear to you I'm not with Jill or Joyce
or Cyd or Sherry or Darlene or worse
I'm not kissing you while inside I curse
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Let's play a game the next time we meet, ah
I'll be the hands and you be the feet
And together we will keep the beat
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Now, you know mania's in the key of B
psychosis in the key of C
Let's hope that we're not meant to be
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Anorexia is in G flat
and F is anything I've left out
Dyslexia, kleptomania and vertigo
patricide A, matricide D the same schizos

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Let's have a coda in the key of K
something that only we can play
Maybe we'll light up like a hundred K
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Anorexia, dyslexia
kleptomania, patricide A, matricide D, vertigo, schizos

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Written by: LOU REED

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