Lou Reed

Lou Reed


3/2/1942, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Birth Name

Lewis Alan Reed


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The career of Lou Reed defies capsule summarization. Like David Bowie (whom Reed directly inspired in many ways), he has made over his image many times, mutating from theatrical glam-rocker to scary looking junkie to avant-garde noiseman to straight rock & roller to your average guy. A firmer…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • A great old man.

    It sucks when he collaborated with Metallica, yes, his lyrics are good and meaningful, but Metallica just can't match his singing because of their instruments. Now, let's just sum this guy. This guy is a country singer, a great composer. He's one of those nice aces and musicians around. His songs are relaxing IMO, and that's my very good point and view for him.
  • Legend.

    I don't know just where I'm going

    But I'm goin' to try for the kingdom if I can

    'Cause it makes me feel like I'm a man

    When I put a spike into my vein

    Then I tell you things aren't quite the same

    When I'm rushing on my run

    And I feel just like jesus' son

    And I guess I just don't know

    And I guess that I just don't know

    I have made big decision

    I'm goin' to try to nullify my life

    'Cause when the blood begins to flow

    When it shoots up the dropper's neck

    When I'm closing in on death

    You can't help me not you guys

    All you sweet girls with all your sweet talk

    You can all go take a walk

    And I guess I just don't know

    And I guess I just don't know

    I wish that I was born a thousand years ago

    I wish that I'd sailed the darkened seas

    On a great big clipper ship

    Going from this land here to that

    I put on a sailor's suit and cap

    Away from the big city

    Where a man cannot be free

    Of all the evils in this town

    And of himself and those around

    Oh, and I guess I just don't know

    Oh, and I guess I just don't know

    Heroin, be the death of me

    Heroin, it's my wife and it's my life

    Because a mainer to my vein

    Leads to a center in my head

    And then I'm better off than dead

    When the smack begins to flow

    Then I really don't care anymore

    About all the jim-jims in this town

    And everybody putting everybody else down

    And all of the politicians makin' crazy sounds

    All the dead bodies piled up in mounds, yeah

    Wow, that heroin is in my blood

    And the blood is in my head

    Yeah, thank god that I'm good as dead

    Ooohhh, thank your god that I'm not aware

    And thank god that I just don't care

    And I guess I just don't know

    And I guess I just don't knowmoreless