Who Sang Hello It's Me? Lou Reed / John Cale

John Cale Songs for Drella cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1990-4-11
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/Art Rock
length: 3:05
producer: John Cale and Lou Reed
mixer: Jeremy Darby, Mike Rathke, Lou Reed and John Cale
recording engineer: Jeremy Darby
assistant engineer: Greg Wong, Mike Rathke, Victor Deyglio and Mike Scaglione
Andy it's me, haven't seen you in a while
I wished I talked to you more when you were alive
I thought you were self-assured when you acted shy
Hello it's me
I really miss you, I really miss your mind
I haven't heard ideas like that in such a long, long time
I loved to watch you draw and watch you paint
But when I saw you last I turned away

When Billy Name was sick and locked up in his room
You asked me for some speed, I though it was for you
I'm sorry that I doubted your good heart
Things always seem to end before they start

Hello it's me, that was a great gallery show
Your cow wallpaper and your floating silver pillows
I wish I paid more attention when they laughed at you
Hello it's me

"Pop goes pop artist," the headline said
"Is shooting a put-on, is Warhol really dead?"
You get less time for stealing a car
I remember thinking as I heard my own record in a bar

They really hated you, now all that's changed
But I have some resentments that can never be unmade
You hit me where it hurt I didn't laugh
Your Diaries are not a worthy epitaph

Oh well now Andy - guess we've got to go
I hope some way somehow you like this little show
I know it's late in coming but it's the only way I know
Hello it's me - goodnight Andy...
Goodbye, Andy

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Smalltown
  • 2 Open House
  • 3 Style It Takes
  • 4 Work
  • 5 Trouble With Classicists
  • 6 Starlight
  • 7 Faces and Names
  • 8 Images
  • 9 Slip Away (A Warning)
  • 10 It Wasn't Me
  • 11 I Believe
  • 12 Nobody but You
  • 13 A Dream
  • 14 Forever Changed
  • 15 Hello It's Me

  • Release information
    label: Sire Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992614023
    script: Latin