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someguyfromcanada  ·  1991 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side (Lyrics in Description) - YouTube

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."

Said, "Hey, honey,

Take a walk on the wild side."

Candy came from out on the Island

In the back room she was everybody's darling

But she never lost her head

Even when she was giving head

She says, "Hey, babe,

Take a walk on the wild side."

Said, "Hey, babe,

Take a walk on the wild side."

And the colored girls go

"Doo do doo do doo do 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

Looking for soul food and a place to eat

Went to the Apollo

You should've seen them 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."

All right, 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

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 do doo do do doo..."

edit: Oops.... just realized that the title was direct from YouTube so the lyrics were included there and not meant for this comments section.

On another note, I always thought Holly moved to LA, which I thought was a strange way for Lou to start a song. Now I think he may have been referring to "across" the country (side to side) the way I would say "up North" (bottom to top) and Holly ended up in NYC as well.