The Blue Mask

Lou Reed


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
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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

Cover Art

Lou Reed The Blue Mask cover art


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They tied his arms behind his back
They put blood in his coffee
They stood over the soldier
There was war in his body

Mutilate my face
I'm a man without a will
Let me luxuriate in pain
Death means a lot to me
The pain was lean and it made him scream
He put a pin through the nipples on his chest
I've made love to my mother, killed my father and brother
When a sin goes too far, it's like a runaway car

There's no oedipus today
What will you say
And look me in the eye
I've always been that way
I loathe and despise repentance
Your weakness buys indifference
Dirty's what you are and clean is what you're not

Take it all the way
To stop this desperate day
Cut the finger at the joint
And stuff it in his mouth


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