Who Sang Style It Takes? 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: 2:55
producer: John Cale and Lou Reed
mixer: Lou Reed, Mike Rathke, Jeremy Darby and John Cale
recording engineer: Jeremy Darby
assistant engineer: Mike Scaglione, Victor Deyglio and Greg Wong
assistant producer: Mike Rathke
composer: John Cale, Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed, John Cale
You've got the money, I've got the time
You want your freedom, make your freedom mine
'Cause I've got the style it takes
and money is all that it takes
You've got connections and I've got the art
You like my attention and I like your looks
and I have the style it take
and you know the people it takes
Why don't you sit right over there, we'll do a movie portrait
I'll turn the camera on and I won't even be there
A portrait that moves, you look great I think
I'll put the Empire State Building on your wall
Watch the sun rise above it in your room
Wallpaper art, a great view
I've got a Brillo box and I say it's art
It's the same one you can buy at any supermarket
'Cause I've got the style it takes
And you've got the people it takes
This is a rock group called The Velvet Underground
I show movies on them
Do you like their sound
'Cause they have a style that grates and I have art to make
Let's do a movie here next week
We don't have sound but you're so great
You don't have to speak
You've got the style it takes (Kiss)
You've got the style it takes (Eat)
I've got the style it takes (Couch)
We've got the style it takes (Kiss)

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