The Blue Mask Song Lyrics

Lou Reed

Lou Reed The Blue Mask cover art
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They tied his arms behind his back
To teach him how to swim
They put blood in his coffee
And milk in his gin
They stood over the soldier
In the midst of the squalor
There was war in his body
And it caused his brain to holler

Make the sacrifice
Mutilate my face
If you need someone to kill
I'm a man without a will
Wash the razor in the rain
Let me luxuriate in pain

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 My House
  • 2 Women
  • 3 Underneath the Bottle
  • 4 The Gun
  • 5 The Blue Mask
  • 6 Average Guy
  • 7 The Heroine
  • 8 Waves of Fear
  • 9 The Day John Kennedy Died
  • 10 Heavenly Arms


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Bill Wray, Lou Reed, Peter Loran, Steve Brown
    album: Track 5 in album The Blue Mask
    release date: 1982-2
    popularity : 52 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Classic Rock/Hard Rock
    length: 5:07
    lead vocals: Lou Reed
    composer: Lou Reed
    lyricist: Lou Reed

    Album Information

    label: RCA
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin