Rock and Roll Heart Album

Artist(s): Lou Reed

Cover Art

Lou Reed Rock and Roll Heart Cover Art

Tracklist

I Believe in Love

length: 2:47
producer: Lou Reed
mixer: Corky Stasiak, Jay Krugman and Lou Reed
engineer: Corky Stasiak
assistant engineer: Jay Krugman
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed

I believe in good times now
And I believe in shows
And I believe in the iron cross
And as everybody knows

I believe in good time music
Yeah, good time rock

Banging on My Drum

length: 2:12
producer: Lou Reed
mixer: Corky Stasiak, Jay Krugman and Lou Reed
engineer: Corky Stasiak
assistant engineer: Jay Krugman
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed
I’m banging on my drum
I’m banging on my drum
Then banging on my drum, boy
And I’m having lots of fun
I’m banging on my drums, yeah
I’m banging on my drums
I’m banging on my drum, now baby
And I’m having lots of fun

I’m banging on my drum
I’m banging on my drum
I’m banging on my drums, boy
And I’m having lots of fun
I’m banging on my one, huh, my one
Yeah, my, my drum
I’m banging on my one, my drums, my one
I’m banging on my drum
Yeah, I’m banging on drums, yeah
Yeah, I’m banging on drum
Yeah, I’m banging on drums, now, now
And I’m having lots of fun, fun, fun
Yeah

Follow the Leader

length: 2:14
producer: Lou Reed
mixer: Corky Stasiak, Jay Krugman and Lou Reed
engineer: Corky Stasiak
assistant engineer: Jay Krugman
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed
Follow, follow the leader n-n-n-n-now
New York, New York City n-n-n-n-now
Follow, follow the leader n-n-n-n-now
New York, New York City n-n-n-n-now
Oh, if you want to dance, work up a little sweat now
Better, better, better, better, get yourself a little romance
And you know, better get up a little sweat
And get a little romance
And you better follow, follow the leader n-n-n-n-now
New York, New York City n-n-n-n-now
Follow, follow the leader n-n-n-n-now
New York, New York City n-n-n-n-now
Yeah, if you want to dance, you better work up a sweat now, baby
Get a little romance
Yeah, yeah, you better, you better work up a sweat now
Get yourself a little romance
And, you know, you better, oh, boy, follow the leader, n-n-n-now
Oh, New York, New York City n-n-n-n-n-now
Get going

You Wear It So Well

length: 4:53
producer: Lou Reed
mixer: Corky Stasiak, Jay Krugman and Lou Reed
engineer: Corky Stasiak
background vocals: Garland Jeffreys
assistant engineer: Jay Krugman
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed
All of those things, yeah, that you got to give
Yeah, you wear it so well
Yeah, you wear it so well

All of those stories, honey, that I know you could tell
Yeah, you wear it so well
And your face hides it, so we can't tell
That you knew, we would wear it so well
You war it so well

Yeah, darling, you wear it so well
Yeah, now, baby, now, you wear it so well

All of the things, that make poets sing
Yeah, you wear it so well, yeah
You hide it so well

And all of the pain, that you used to tell
You hide it so well
Can't tell from your face that you knew it so well
Hey, now, that you have such a story to tell
Yeah, you got style and grace
And you wear it so well, you wear it so well
And you got, you got such a story to tell
Yeah, yeah, you wear it so well
Grace and style equals you so well
Yeah, yeah, you wear it so well, yeah, so well
Yeah, you wear it, wear it, wear it, wear it, now, baby
Yeah, you wear it so well
And you got such a story to tell
Oh, you wear it so well ...

Ladies Pay

length: 4:23
producer: Lou Reed
mixer: Corky Stasiak, Jay Krugman and Lou Reed
engineer: Corky Stasiak
assistant engineer: Jay Krugman
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed
All the sailors they're all home from leave
And everybody's waiting for them to try to deceive
The storekeepers have drawn their lace curtains bare
And all the women and the wee young girls all waiting there
Ooooh, but how the ladies pay
Oh, if they only knew how the ladies pay
Yeah, now, now, the ladies pay
Oh, when the men, they've gone away
Nobody is standing on upon the door
And nobody is feeding any of the poor
The poor, sick soldier lies in bed beside his girl
Thinking of another place on the other side of the world
Ah, how the ladies pay
Oh, oh, how the ladies pay
When the men, they've gone away
Oh, I wish, I knew how the ladies pay
Day and night, night and day
How the ladies pay
Day and night, night and day, night and day
Ladies pay, now

Rock and Roll Heart

length: 3:06
producer: Lou Reed
mixer: Corky Stasiak, Jay Krugman and Lou Reed
engineer: Corky Stasiak
assistant engineer: Jay Krugman
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed
I don't like opera and I don't like ballet
and new wave French movies, they just drive me away
I guess I'm just dumb, 'cause I know that I ain't smart
but deep down inside, I got a rock 'n' roll heart
Yeah-yeah-yeah, deep down inside I got a rock 'n' roll heart

Oh, rock 'n' roll heart
lookin' for a good time
Just a rock 'n' roll heart, roll heart, roll heart
lookin' for a good time

I don't like massages or something meant to say
and I wish people like that would just go away
I guess I'm just dumb, 'cause I know I'm not smart
but deep down inside, I got a rock 'n' roll heart
Yeah-yeah-yeah, deep down inside I got a rock 'n' roll heart

Yeah, rock 'n' roll heart
searchin' for a good time
Just a rock 'n' roll heart, roll heart, roll heart
lookin' for a good time

Yeah, just a rock 'n' roll heart
lookin' for a good time
Just a rock 'n' roll heart, roll heart, yeah, roll heart
lookin' for a good time, yeah, now

Yeah, got a rock 'n' roll heart
searchin' for a good time
Got a rock 'n' roll heart
searchin' for a good time
Just a rock 'n' roll heart
yeah, searchin' for a good time
Yeah, got a rock 'n' roll heart
yeah, now, now, searchin' for a good time
Let me hear you, now
oh, let me hear you, now

Chooser and the Chosen One

length: 2:48
producer: Lou Reed
mixer: Corky Stasiak, Jay Krugman and Lou Reed
engineer: Corky Stasiak
assistant engineer: Jay Krugman
composer: Lou Reed
Instrumental

Senselessly Cruel

length: 2:09
producer: Lou Reed
mixer: Corky Stasiak, Jay Krugman and Lou Reed
engineer: Corky Stasiak
assistant engineer: Jay Krugman
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed
Girls like you always played me for a fool
But now, a time has come to lay to waste
The theory people have of getting an acquired taste
you treated me -

Oh, so, so senselessly cruel
Oh baby, you were so senselessly cruel

From the beginnings I suspected the worst
And you didn't disappoint me
it was just that you were the first
But now, I wouldn't let you touch me
if you were within a foot
And girl, I'm never ever gonna get hurt
'cause you treated me -

Oh, so senselessly cruel
Oh now, so senselessly cruel
(Oh, so senselessly cruel)
(Oh, so senselessly cruel)


Claim to Fame

length: 2:52
producer: Lou Reed
mixer: Corky Stasiak, Jay Krugman and Lou Reed
engineer: Corky Stasiak
assistant engineer: Jay Krugman
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed
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

Vicious Circle

length: 2:54
producer: Lou Reed
mixer: Corky Stasiak, Jay Krugman and Lou Reed
engineer: Corky Stasiak
assistant engineer: Jay Krugman
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed
You're caught in a vicious circle
Surrounded by your so called friends
You're caught in a vicious circle
And it looks like it will never end
'Cause some people think that they like problems
And some people think that they don't
And for everybody who says yes
There's somebody who's staring, saying don't

You're caught in a vicious circle
Surrounded by your so called friends
You're caught in a vicious circle
And it looks like it will never end
'Cause some people think that it's nerves
And some people think that it's not
And some people think that it's things that you do
And others think that you were cold, when you were hot
They think that that is what it was about

You're caught in a vicious circle ...

Surrounded by all of your friends

A Sheltered Life

length: 2:21
producer: Lou Reed
mixer: Corky Stasiak, Jay Krugman and Lou Reed
engineer: Corky Stasiak
assistant engineer: Jay Krugman
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed
Never been to england, never been to france
Never really learned how to dance
I’ve never taken dope and I’ve never taken drugs
Ah, I’ve never danced on a bear-skin rug

Guess it’s true, what all those people they say
I’m gonna have to loose my hometown ways
Guess it’s true, guess I’ve led a sheltered life

Never went around with anything
I’ve had a hometown life, and I have never learned to swing
Not much of a life, I haven’t seen much
I’ve been true to my wife and it’s just been too much

Guess it’s true, what all these people they say
I’m gonna have to lose my hometown ways
You know it’s true, guess I’ve led a sheltered life

Guess it’s true, what all those people they say
I’m gonna have to lose my hometown ways
Guess it’s true, guess I’ve led a sheltered life

Temporary Thing

length: 5:14
producer: Lou Reed
mixer: Corky Stasiak, Jay Krugman and Lou Reed
engineer: Corky Stasiak
assistant engineer: Jay Krugman
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed
Can't help it, now, baby
You better make your face get out of here, quick
Maybe your *** was getting, aah, too rich
It ain't like we ain't never seen this thing before
And if it turns you then around
Then you better hit the door
But I know, it's just a temporary thing
Ooh, yeah, it's just a temporary thing

You've read too many books
You've seen too many plays
And it's things like this, that turn you away
Hey, hey, now, now, look, ha, look
Hey look, hey look, hey look, you better think about it twice
I know that your good breeding makes it seem not so nice
It's just a temporary thing
Aha, aha, aha, it's just a temporary thing

Where's the number, where's the dime and where's the phone
I feel like a stranger
I guess you want to go back home
Your mother, your father, your brother
I guess you wouldn't agree with me
But I don't give two shits, they're no better than me

Aha, it's just a temporary thing, oh yeah, been there before
Just a temporary thing, oh yeah, been there before
Ahh, *****, get of my... temporary thing
Get out, it's just a temporary thing...