Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side


Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.

Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.

Plucked her eyebrows on the way

Shaved her legs and then he was a she

She says, 'Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side'

He said, 'Hey honey, take a walk on the wild side'

Candy came from out on the island

In the backroom she was everybody's darlin'

But she never lost her head

Even when she was giving head

She says, 'Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side'

He said, 'Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side'

And the colored girls go

Doo do doo, doo do doo, doo do doo

Little Joe never once gave it away

Everybody had to pay and pay

A hustle here and a hustle there

New York City's the place where they said

'Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side'

I said, 'Hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side'

Sugar plum fairy came and hit the streets

Lookin' for soul food and a place to eat

Went to the Apollo, you should've seen 'em go go go

They said, 'Hey sugar, take a walk on the wild side'

I said, 'Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side'

Alright, huh

Jackie is just speeding away

Thought she was James Dean for a day

Then I guess she had to crash

Valium would have helped that bash

She said, 'Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side'

I said, 'Hey honey, take a walk on the wild side'

And the colored girls say

Doo do doo, doo do doo, doo do doo