Who Sang Hangin’ ’Round? Lou Reed

Lou Reed Transformer cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Rock Non-Music
Style: Lounge/Alternative Rock/Art Rock/Glam
length: 3:38
lead vocals: Lou Reed
Lyrics
Harry was a rich young man who would become a priest
He dug up his dear father who was recently deceased
He did it with tarot cards and a mystically attuned mind
And shortly there and after he did find

Jeanny was a spoiled young brat, she thought she knew it all
She smoked mentholated cigarettes and she had sex in the hall
But she was not my kind or even of my sigh
The kind of animal that I would be about

Oh oh oh, you keep hangin' 'round me
And I'm not so glad you found me
You're still doing things that I gave up years ago
Oh oh oh, you keep hangin' 'round me
And I'm not so glad you found me
You're still doing things that I gave up years ago
Hangin' 'round, hangin' 'round

Cathy was a bit surreal, she painted all her toes
And on her face she wore dentures clamped tightly to her nose
And when she finally spoke her twang her glasses broke
And no one else could smoke while she was in the room

Hark the herald angels sang and reached out for a phone
And plucking it with ivory hand dialed long distance home
But it was all too much sprinkling angel dust to A.T. and T.
Who didn't wish you well

Oh oh oh, you keep hangin' 'round me
And I'm not so glad you found me
You're still doing things that I gave up years ago
Oh oh oh, you keep hangin' 'round me
And I'm not so glad you found me
You're still doing things that I gave up years ago
Hangin' 'round, hangin' 'round

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Vicious
  • 2 Andy’s Chest
  • 3 Perfect Day
  • 4 Hangin’ ’Round
  • 5 Walk on the Wild Side
  • 6 Make Up
  • 7 Satellite of Love
  • 8 Wagon Wheel
  • 9 New York Telephone Conversation
  • 10 I’m So Free
  • 11 Goodnight Ladies

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