Today's lyrics are from "Andy's Chest" by Lou Reed:
If I could be anything in the world that flewand
I would be a bat and come swooping after you
Cause you know what they say about honey bearsI haven't listened to this goofy but catchy song in years, and I don't know what made me think of it today in the shower. "Andy's Chest" appears on Transformer, which also includes the classic "Walk on the Wild Side." The cover shows the cadaverous Reed of the early 1970s that my mom loves... to make fun of. I have almost all of his albums, including a rare vinyl copy of the self-titled first record, but I haven't bought his last few CDs.
When you shave off all their baby hair
You have a hairy minded pink bare bear
Reed also performed "Andy's Chest" with the Velvet Underground. That version was recorded earlier but released later, on VU. Incidentally, it does not appear on the five-disc Peel Slowly and See box set, which includes almost everything else the Velvets recorded.