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Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side (Lyrics in Description)

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***Rest in Peace to Holly [Woodlawn] who came from Miami, F-L-A, and who Lou first mentions in the opening lines of the song*** **Congratulations (a long overdue one at that) to the Newest Member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Lou Reed!** *So sad to hear about Lou's passing today at the age of 71. There will never be another one like you Lou. A true original and pioneer. Like The Who said in their Facebook status: "Walk On the Peaceful Side"* "Walk On The Wild Side" from Lou Reed's 1972 second solo album, Transformer, (after leaving the Velvet Underground) did not chart in the top 10 on Billboard. Some of the songs that year that did chart in the top 10 were: Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Alone Again (Naturally)," Mac Davis "Don't Get Hooked On Me," and Wayne Newton "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast." I'd say "Walk On The Wild Side" is just as memorable, if not more so than those ones. My favorite part of the song is probably the saxophone solo at the end 3:44. To say the least, this song was highly controversial when it came out considering it is about transvestites who come to NYC for prostitution. They would say to their potential customers, "Take a walk on the wild side!" Lou Reed once said about the song: "I always thought it would be fun to introduce people to characters they maybe hadn't met before, or hadn't wanted to meet." What an amazing storyteller and lyrical genius Lou Reed was. Try to find another song from this time period where the artist talks so openly about subjects such as oral sex, transvestites, and drug use, there weren't very many others. He was writing about things in a style that, frankly, almost no other artist at that time would even consider writing or singing about. Lou was well before his time, and has inspired countless artists from all genres. What a classic, classic song! Still no song like it to this day. What artist other than Lou could get away with lyrics like: "And the colored girls go doo do doo, doo do doo, doo do doo"?! The lyrics are way too clever and fun not to post in the description so here they are: Lyrics: 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
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Yo Yo (1 day ago)
Can i kick it
shadymullet (2 days ago)
RIP
Leigh Sonnier (2 days ago)
Shaved her legs and she was a he... Take a walk on the Wild Side...
JAY NELSON (3 days ago)
I always have an orgasm during that sexy saxophone part..... 🐤🐦
Winter Star (5 days ago)
Timeless!
Wandson70'sfan (7 days ago)
One revolutionary song
Wandson70'sfan (7 days ago)
The best one
Boss Dog (9 days ago)
The Andek Wharhola days.
Evan Taaved Pert (15 days ago)
2:19 I never got this line... 2:19 Sugar plum fairy. Nutcracker. I get that So like... NUT CRACKER. FAIRIES CAN ¤be¤ □mean○?
deez nuts guy (15 days ago)
Atcq forever
Wassup G (16 days ago)
Can I kick it
matias tieranta (17 days ago)
Kh marssi #tietäjättietää
Garrick McGowan (19 days ago)
This is not real music what a total waste of songwriting
Paul Zeus (20 days ago)
I love this song, my favorite Lou Reed's song. R.I.P. Lou.
Paul Kareta (21 days ago)
best song ever: take a walk babe
Sobre Política (21 days ago)
Foi doodo
tx7750680 (24 days ago)
He said head
Mafia Moscoloni (25 days ago)
BAsssta estúpida!!!;
Mafia Moscoloni (25 days ago)
Jajajaja
Mafia Moscoloni (25 days ago)
Tu turü turü tüturutü Turü turü tütt turü tuturutú
John Brownhill (28 days ago)
Just cool..........
tacomamike2005 (29 days ago)
God Bless Lou Reed...
fluid wings (1 month ago)
Cigarettes and misty memories of days no more, a song can capture time and place to transport you there, going fast, past trends of clothing and hair,you arrive.
warren tochterman (1 month ago)
When I come across a gaggle of African America girls congregated on a corner I always give it a Doo-doo-doo, nothing offensive just a pleasant memory
tirami SOOK (1 month ago)
❤️
Lagoon Man (1 month ago)
Thought this was zappa
Sir Jhonson (1 month ago)
old tinks
Oscar Godinez (1 month ago)
C a good thing here
the best
Hey hunny take a walk on the wild side
Kate Vielle (1 month ago)
People whom are offended by this song need to calm their tits. Lou wrote songs about people he was inspired by, many of them were transgender. Hell, he was with a transgender woman for a long time and wrote a whole album about her, maybe even two or three.
Doo doo do doooo
Devin Simmons (1 month ago)
This song puts me in a trance. Like, I want to hate it but my brain finds it so intriguing.
Martin Baker (17 days ago)
Devin Simmons &
Matthew Penrose (1 month ago)
Soundtrack to America's downfall
TheCaptinhazmat (1 month ago)
But can i kick it?
Sabrina (1 month ago)
well my boyfriend's in the band he plays guitar while i sing lou reed
Kim Young (1 month ago)
WOW this takes me back and gives my perception a new meaning
Evan Brooks (1 month ago)
FYI if anyone recently listened to "baby shark" and it is stuck in your head, this is the cure. Very different audiences but if you really want to take a walk o. The wild side, just try listening to that whole song... You've been warned!
Tina Smith (1 month ago)
who is listening to Lou in 2018?
Don Nicholas (1 day ago)
Just listened to the "Transformer" album.
Beata C-L (2 days ago)
mee ;)
Leigh Sonnier (2 days ago)
+Tina Smith hey sugar... Take a walk on the Wild Side.... 2018
Leigh Sonnier (2 days ago)
#MeToo
Angelo Mara (10 days ago)
Razzymara
TOP. (1 month ago)
Do do do do
NSCA12 (1 month ago)
Sadly, so many of the stars pictured here have passed on.
Yvonne Dijkstra (1 month ago)
🎉❤️🎈🤩🤩🤩
Jules Gilmour (1 month ago)
Lou's voice is like velvet
zoep78 (1 month ago)
Love it!
Greensmoke255 (1 month ago)
Wow so bad did any one understand the lyrics? Thes pictures are so bad sry Mr Reed
Richard Noggin (1 month ago)
This song reminds me of a good friend I had as a teenager that died on a motorcycle at age 18. He used to poke fun at this song everytime it came on the radio, now I can't help but like it. He would be about 48 now.
MsgtFlores19 (1 month ago)
I'm only here because of Google phone commercial lol
Kayase _ (1 month ago)
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 said, 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 backroom she was everybody's darling, But she never lost her head Even when she was giving head She sayes, hey baby, take a walk on the wild side Said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side And the colored girls go, Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Little Joe never once gave it away Everybody had to pay and pay A hustle here and a hustle there New York City is 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 have seen him 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 doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Nicholas Rice Field (1 month ago)
I have. Thanks for the advice Lou, from someone who knew X
federico molina (1 month ago)
perfect song ...Lou Reed headmaster of music ...i think he changed music 4 ever and stil do ..
Josia Raedemaeker (1 month ago)
Graag nieuwe lijst, disco jaren '60 soft rock jaren '70. Ik luister al dagen naar hetzelfde, merci
Rebecca Goldblattstein (1 month ago)
(((Lou Reed)))
M - (2 months ago)
Can I ki- Wait what?
Tioneb sargnig (2 months ago)
Best song ! oui ...souvenirs de jeunesse ..nice girls
Ricky Nano (2 months ago)
I came here because of beat. Lyrics are for someone else.
Alberto Gonzalez (2 months ago)
Who ever on the sax, killed it.
chorfi fayçal (2 months ago)
A GREAT SINGER! A GREAT SONG! erik chorfi the poet
Dino Slaughter (2 months ago)
Still just as great as it was back then.
Isen Ritchie Official (2 months ago)
Kudos to Herbie Flowers for that great bassline
sexobscura (2 months ago)
due to *Lou Reed's* subject matter and his Velvet Underground beginnings, I assumed Lou Reed *the name* was a *pun* on *Lurid.*
Lorenzo Nez (2 months ago)
Don't care what the song was about just like the song my child goodhood memories thanks for the good memories Lou Reed
pearl lee (2 months ago)
i was a kid when this came out, my dad talking life morals in the car to me; yet the songs brings to my mind scenes you see in a movie. like i was seeing part of a movie after it already started.
Gerald Lindeman (2 months ago)
One of the great songs. Classic and original one and only Lou Reed - and i say - do da do
Olivia Quinn (2 months ago)
This song was before my time and I'm honestly so glad I grew up with my mom playing it because its one of the greatest songs of all time
Cadet Grant (1 month ago)
I grew up with songs like Poker Face and California Gurls
mabdog1988 (2 months ago)
I came here because I woke up with this song playing through my mind. I hadn't heard it in a long time. Never did drugs; never wanted to. I liked the tune and the boring kind of way that he sang. The words were kind of weird and different; the lifestyle weird and different. Never did any of that either; never wanted to. The word Colored was used back then; it wasn't disrespectful. Negro wasn't disrespectful either back then. Just a word used to describe an African American back then. I guess Blacks didn't like Negro, or some white folks with an agenda told them not to like it. Then it changed to Colored. Later, that wasn't acceptable either, so it changed to Black. I guess that wasn't liked so much after awhile, so it became African American. Which brings up an interesting subject; why, when Obama finally came up with a birth certificate, it said he was African American and that term wasn't even used when he was born? Anyway, it's a cool song, even if I can't relate to any of the words. I just loved the catchy tune and the way he sang. Thanks for posting.
Diny B. (2 months ago)
2e vers !!! 😛
Zain Shahid (2 months ago)
I'm Chris Smalling and I'm Phil Jones
dejagrace (2 months ago)
yeah baby......most do not understand the soul of a musician
This Is not My Name (2 months ago)
1972- Beats up live-in transgender girlfriend after week-long meth binge 1982- makes commercial for Honda scooters exploiting this song
Mikal E. (2 months ago)
Until now I never realized how defiled the lyrics to this song is . Nice beat , nice flow , but not the lyrics
BandfromtheBand (2 months ago)
One of the most beautiful songs ever written!!!
linda baker (2 months ago)
I graduated High School in 72 brought back memories, thanks
LILITHS LAIR (2 months ago)
8-7-2018
Brandon Riordan (2 months ago)
Gene simmons for president
Ryan Friel (2 months ago)
Come with me where the people are golden and the birds gossip and squeal. Us men and women of gold will flourish in conscious. The birds will flock away like they always do
Elijah Machen (2 months ago)
That horn solo makes me laugh so hard every time
th sul (2 months ago)
WHAT A SONGGGGGGGG!!!!
Katherine Fisher (2 months ago)
Loving it 😁😘
Wesley Alexander (2 months ago)
If I could play guitar....this bass line would be the first one one I would want to learn
claudio correa (2 months ago)
Rip Mr reed
Colton Skalak (2 months ago)
Hey Joe.
Tanguy Lebreton (2 months ago)
sometimes to calm myself i listen some lou reed songs , and thinking about where i go and i walk on a wild side .
Emma Pringle (2 months ago)
A girl
Judith Nagle (2 months ago)
Ha!Ha! A brand new race of Gays, Blacks and paedophiles??? Very equal. I luv Andy Wharhol too!
2chill_ tf_out (2 months ago)
She never lost her head even when she was giving head
Evil Elvis (2 months ago)
Candy Darling 💋
b b (2 months ago)
Candy and Holly 💗💔
Callie Smole (2 months ago)
A nice place to go.
John Michaels (2 months ago)
By far one of the best songs ever!
MARTINI ***LIGHT ON*** (2 months ago)
ich liebe das SAXOPHON buddha martin OM
MARTINI ***LIGHT ON*** (2 months ago)
only for 1 Day... and I say-.... HEY BABE,,,, it,s just a LOVE SONG
MARTINI ***LIGHT ON*** (2 months ago)
HA
MARTINI ***LIGHT ON*** (2 months ago)
habe die EHRE und ICH sag mal KURZ hey JOE komm KURZ mal mit in memoriam mr BOB
Marco_dar (2 months ago)
2018?
Keith Mitchell (2 months ago)
lou am sorry to say that you are a very lifeless and boring , dull individual .. this is not music ..listen to a few chris rea tracks and it may inspire you to join the living ..
bythebrook (2 months ago)
Did not know Lou and Laurie Anderson were soul mates. 💜 you both so.
Bill Traynor (2 months ago)
And the colored girls say: Doo doo-doo, doo-doo.. is a Lou Reed reference to the many talented ladies that were singing back up in Motown at the time. Many of them could have been lead singers in their own right some of them made and some did not.
iamafeman (2 months ago)
If only more people could see this comment instead.
Lukas Miri (3 months ago)
Today he wouldn't be able to say " the color girls " the world is getting worse. .....
Nick Tomlinson (3 months ago)
'hey babe'  take a walk on the wild side...
mystery nigga biron (3 months ago)
so is he talkin bout fuckin black trannies

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