Lou Reed Album

Artist(s): Lou Reed

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Tracklist

I Can't Stand It

length: 2:38
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed

It's hard being a man
Living in a garbage pail
My landlady called me up, oh
She tried to hit me with a mop

I can't stand it any more more
I can't stand it any more more, oh
I can't stand it any more more

But if baby would just come back, it'd be all right
Yeah, if baby would just come back, it would be all right
Come on, baby

I live with thirteen dead cats
A purple dog that wears spats
They're all living out in the hall
And I can't stand it any more

I can't stand it any more more
I can't stand it any more more
I can't stand it any more more

But if baby would just come back, it'd be all right
Oh, if baby would just come back, it would be all right
Be all right, now

Come on, baby

I'm tired of living all alone, yeah
Nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things are getting better
I just play my music louder

I can't stand it any more more
I can't stand it any more more
I can't stand it any more more
I can't stand it, I can't stand it
I can't stand it, I can't stand it ...

Going Down

length: 2:57
composer: Lou Reed
When you're in a dream,
And you think you've got your problems all nailed down.
Pieces of the scheme
Seem to rattle up and to rattle down.

And when you start to fall,
And those footsteps, they start to fade.

Then you know you're going down.
Yeah, you're falling all around.
And you know you're going down
For the last time.

When you're in the air,
And you're thinking you'll drift off into the rest.
Your friends politely advise:
Hey, look, you're pushing too hard,
And perhaps you need a rest.

And when you start to fall,
And all those footsteps, they start to fade.

Then you know you're going down.
Yeah, you're crashing upside down.
And you know you're going down
For the last time.

Time's not what it seems.
It just seems longer, when you're lonely in this world.
Everything, it seems,
Would be brighter if your nights were spent with some girl

Yeah, you're falling all around.
Yeah, you're crashing upside down.
Oh, oh, and you know you're going down
For the last time.

Walk and Talk It

length: 3:41
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed
I got hearts, ah, in my looney tunes
I got dreams and you do, too
I got ten wheel drive
to pick you up, up to your ears, oh

I got refined carbon in my eyelids, dear
I've got no one to love and no one to fear

You better walk it
and talk it less you lose that beat
You better lose yourself mama
and knock yourself right off of your feet

If you're moving too fast
don't you want it to last
You better walk it, talk it
you better walk it as you talk it less you lose that beat
oh

I've got dimes in my shoes real nice
I've got bells that are laid on ice
I got dreams
let me mix it with a little gin

I got cool when I'm cold and warm when I'm hot
but me is the one thing baby, you ain't got

You got to walk it
and talk it less you lose that beat
You better lose yourself mama
and knock yourself right off of your feet

Yeah, if you're moving too fast
now don't you want it to last, ah
You better walk it, talk it
you better walk it as you talk it less you lose that beat

You better walk it
and talk it less you lose that beat
You better lose yourself mama
and knock yourself right off of your feet

Yeah, if you're moving too fast
now don't you want it to last
You better walk it, talk it
you better walk it as you talk it less you lose that beat
Ah-ha-ha
oh, all right, ooohhh

Lisa Says

length: 5:33
co-producer: Lou Reed and Richard Robinson
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed
Lisa says, on a night like this
It’d be so nice, if you gave me a great big kiss
And lisa says, honey, for just one little smile
I’ll sing and play for you for the longest while

Lisa says
Lisa says
Lisa says, oh, no
Lisa says

Lisa says, honey, you must think -
- I’m some kind of california fool
The way you treat me just like some kind of tool
Lisa says, hey baby, if you stick your tongue in my ear
Then the scene around here will become very clear

Lisa says, oh no
Lisa says, hey, don’t you be a little baby
Lisa says, oh, no
Lisa says

Hey, if you’re looking for a good time charlie
Well, that’s not really what I am
You know, some good time charlie
Always out, having his fun

But if you’re looking for some good, good lovin’
Then sit yourself right over here
You know that those good, those good times
They just seem to pass me by, just like pie in the sky

And lisa says, on a night like this
It’d be so nice if you gave me a great big kiss
And lisa says, hey baby, for just one little smile
I’ll sing and play for you for the longest while
Let me hear you now

Lisa says, oh, no, no
Lisa says, hey, don’t you be a little baby
Lisa says, oh, no
Lisa says

Why am I so shy
Why am I so shy, gee, you know those
Good good times, they just seem to pass me by
Why am I so shy

First time I saw you I was talking to myself
I said, hey, you got such pretty, pretty eyes
(that pretty eyes)

Now that you’re next to me I just get so upset
And lisa, will you tell me, why am I so shy

Why am I so shy
Why am I so shy, well, you know that those
Good, good times, they just seem to pass me by
Why am I so shy

And lisa says, on a night like this
It’d be so nice if you gave me a great big kiss
And lisa says, honey, for just one little smile
I’ll sing and play for you for the longest while

Lisa says, oh, no, now
Lisa says, hey don’t you be a little baby
Lisa says, oh, no
Lisa says

Berlin

length: 5:17
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed
In Berlin, by the wall
You were five foot ten inches tall
It was very nice
Candlelight and Dubonnet on ice

We were in a small cafe
You could hear the guitars play
It was very nice
It was paradise

You're right and I'm wrong
Hey babe, I'm gonna miss you now that you're gone
One sweet day

Oh, you're right and I'm wrong
You know I'm gonna miss you now that you're gone
One sweet day
One sweet day

In a small, small cafe
We could hear the guitars play
It was very nice
Candlelight and Dubonnet on ice

Don't forget, hire the vet
He hasn't had much fun yet
It was very nice
Hey honey, it was paradise

You're right and I'm wrong
Hey babe, I'm gonna miss you now that you're gone
One sweet day
You're right, oh, and I'm wrong
You know I'm gonna miss you now that you're gone
One sweet day, one sweet day

One sweet day
One sweet day, oh, one sweet day
One sweet day, baby, baby, one sweet day ...

I Love You

length: 2:20
producer: Richard Robinson and Lou Reed
lead vocals: Lou Reed
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed
When I think of all the things I've done
And I know that it's only just begun
Those smiling faces
You know, I just can't forget them
But I love you

When I think of all the things I've seen
And I know that it's only the beginning
You know, those smiling faces
I just can't forget them
But for now I love you

Just for a little while
Oh baby, just to see you smile
Just for a little while

When I think of all the things I've done
And I know, that it's only just begun
Oh, smiling faces, Jesus
You know, I can't forget them
But for now, I love you
Watch this minute, baby
Now I love you
At least for now
I love you

Wild Child

length: 4:42
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed
I was talkin' to Chuck in his Genghis Khan suit
And his wizard's hat
He spoke of his movie and how he was makin' a new sound track
And then we spoke of kids on the coast
And different types of organic soap
And the way suicides don't leave notes,
Then we spoke of Loraine, always back to Lorraine

I was speakin' to Bill who was given to pills and small racing cars
He had given them up since his last crack-up had carried him too far
Then we spoke of the movies and verse
And the way an actress held her purse
And the way life at times can get worse,
Then we spoke of Loraine, always back to Lorraine

Ah, she's a wild child, and nobody can get at her
She's a wild child, oh, and nobody can get to her

Sleepin' out on the street, oh, livin' all alone
Without a house or a home and then she asked you, please,
Hey, baby, can I have some spare change
Oh, can I break your heart ?

She's a wild child, she's a wild child

I was talkin' to Betty about her auditions, how they made her ill
But life in the theater, is certainly fraught
With many spills and chills
But she'd come down after some wine
Which is what happens most of the time
Then we sat and both spoke in rhymes
Till we spoke of Loraine, ah, always back to Lorraine

I was talking to Ed who'd been reported dead by mutual friends
He thought it was funny that I had no money to spend on him
So we both shared a piece of sweet cheese
And sang of our lives and our dreams
And how things can come apart at the seams
And we talk of Lorraine, always back to Lorraine

She's a wild child, oh, and nobody can get at her
She's a wild child, oh, and nobody can get to her

Sleepin' out on the street, oh, livin' all alone
Without a house or a home and then she asked you, please,
Oh, baby, can I have some spare change
Now can I break your heart?"

She's a wild child, she's a wild child

Love Makes You Feel

length: 3:14
composer: Lou Reed
Life isn't what is seems, I'm forever drifting into dreams
Such a sad affair, to always be drifting into air

But it's not what you say or you do
That makes me feel like I am falling
It's things that we've both been through
That makes me feel like I am upside down

And love makes you feel ten foot tall
Yes, love makes you feel ten foot tall

Just a funny thing, I'm forever drifting into dreams
Just not the proper thing, to always be drifting into dreams

But it's not what you say or you do
That makes me feel like I am falling
It's things that we've both been through
That makes me feel like I am upside down

And love makes you feel ten foot tall
Yes, love makes you feel ten foot tall

And it sounds like this

Ride Into the Sun

length: 3:17
composer: John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Moe Tucker, Lou Reed
Looking for another chance for someone else to be
Looking for another place to ride into the sun

Ride into the sun, ride into the sun
Ride into the sun ride into the sun
Where -

everything seems so pretty
But if you're tired and you're sick of the city
Remember that it's just a flower, made out of clay
Oh, the city

Where everything seems so dirty
But if you're tired and you're filled with self-pity
Remember that you're just one more person who's there

It's hard to live in the city
It's hard to live in the city, oh - oh - oh
It's hard to live in the city, oh - wow - wow
It's hard to live in the city

Ocean

length: 5:07
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed
Here comes the ocean
and the waves down by the sea
Here comes the ocean
and the waves where've they been ?

Don't swim tonight my love
The sea is mad my love
It's known to drive men crazy
Now come that murder seeks
The castle is dead and reeks
The madness can make you lazy

Here come the waves
down by the shore
Washing the rocks that have been here
centuries or more

Down by the sea

Here come the ocean
and the waves down by the sea
Here comes the ocean
and the waves where've they been ?

Castles glowing at night
Towers above out fright
What did happen here
Now comes it in my head
I serve you bread on a pledge
Think of your mouth for dinner

But here come the waves
down by the sea
Washing the eyes of the men
who have died

Down by the sea

Here come the waves
Here come the waves
Here come the waves
Here come the waves