Walk on the Wild Side- Lou Reed Tribute

Standing on a corner
Suitcase in my hand
Lisa says
“I’m waiting for my man”
And I say “Hey, babe,
Take a walk on the wild side.
Sail the darkened seas.
Your European son is gone,
Bye, bye, bye.”

Shiny, shiny
Shiny boots of leather
And a big straw hat
But what costume shall the poor girl wear?
A femme fatale
Beginning to see the light

What goes on in your mind?
I don’t know
Just where I’m going
But anyone who ever had a heart
They wouldn’t turn around and break it
How does it feel
To be loved?

Life’s like
Sanskrit read to a pony
But despite all the amputations
Despite all the computations
What’s good?
Life’s good
And it was all right

This is my tribute to Lou Reed who passed away last Sunday. ย This is completely made up of lines from Lou’s songs with the Velvet Underground and a couple of his solo songs. ย Sort of a poetry/musical/lyrical collage.
I’m not sure if it really fits with Anna’s Meeting the Bar post on dVerse, but I’ll just throw it out there and let everyone else decide. ๐Ÿ™‚

26 thoughts on “Walk on the Wild Side- Lou Reed Tribute

    • Thank you very much. Lou’s lyrics have always been very thought provoking to me. I’m glad you enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. like reading sanskrit …ha…i like that last stanza…sometimes life is but life is good…or can be…way too many broken hearts you know…like that line as well…cool write…

    • After I’d finished and posted this I was watching the video for his song “What’s Good” and kind of wished I’d fit in the last line of that song: “Life’s good…But not fair at all.” He wrote so many great and deeply meaningful lyrics. Lou was a true poet.
      Thanks, Brian.

  2. Lyrical collage – this is brilliant! And anyone who knows the songs hears the lines sung and it has an auditory as well as visual component! So good, Lou would approve!

  3. Lots of cento like poems today – this works better than most..being a fan of Velvet Underground, I recognized a lot of them – while humming Take a Walk on the Wild Side as I read. Well done!

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