He uses a synonym for "colored" which would be "tainted". A subtle nod to race in the 60s? I listen to this song so much but I could've just heard a mondegreen. And the lyric "It's furthest from my mind" kills two birds with one stone. It shows how he's just really wants to buy smack. But Lou Reed's homosexual proclivities are pretty well known. I thought of it like he's saying, "I'm just here to get drugs. At other live performances he said it's "a nice little song about copping drugs on a New York subway.
From feeling sick, to feeling so good. That's the vicious circle. Upon having sex, do you immediately begin to worry about how you'll get your sex tomorrow? Probably not. Just wanna add, the line at the beginning of the Max's concert "You're allowed to dance, in case you didn't know" is one of my favorites.
Flag KrystalLake on January 30, General Comment The only thing I would add is I never thought any of the characters were black, from the defensively machismo barrio street thugs who accost him to his straw hat wearing, Puerto Rican style shoe wearing Spanish Harlem dealer.
Of course they are. Why would they say "white boy"? Flag StarvingSound on October 28, StarvingSound: That doesn't automatically mean they're black. They aren't the only ones who used the term "white boy. Fully look at the context before making assumptions like that. General Comment It's actually "P. General Comment Yes the person in the song we can safely assume Lou writes from personal experiene is going to the corner of Lexington and th to score heroin. It is one of the band's more popular songs, and one of their many compositions featuring drugs as subject matter.
Originally a rootsy Dylan hommage, the song evolved into a proto-punk classic steeped in New York grit. In a song review for AllMusic , Dave Thompson called it "one of the all-time classic rock songs Over chunky guitar, clunking piano, and jackhammer drums, Reed half-sings, half-intones what he would once describe as a love song about a man and the subway.
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It was The Velvet Underground and Nico. Brought back from New York by a former manager of mine, Ken Pitt. Pitt had done some kind of work as a P. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Comment.
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