Waltzing Matilda whipped out her wallet The sexy boy smiled in dismay She took out four twenties 'cause she liked round figures Everybody's a queen for a day Oh, babe, I'm on fire and you know how I admire your Body why don't we slip away Although I'm sure you're certain, it's a rarity me flirtin' Sha-la-la-la, this way
Oh, sha-la-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la-la Hey, baby, come on, let's slip away
Luscious and gorgeous, oh what a hunk of muscle Call out the national guard She creamed in her jeans as he picked up her means From off of the formica topped bar And cascading slowly, he lifted her wholly And boldly out of this world And despite people's derision Proved to be more than diversion Sha-la-la-la, later on
And then sha-la-la-la-la, he entered her slowly And showed her where he was coming from And then sha-la-la-la-la, he made love to her gently It was like she'd never ever come And then sha-la-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la-la When the sun rose and he made to leave You know, sha-la-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la-la Neither one regretted a thing
Street hassle Hey, that cunt's not breathing I think she's had too much Of something or other, hey, man, you know what I mean I don't mean to scare you But you're the one who came here And you're the one who's gotta take her when you leave I'm not being smart Or trying to be cold on my part And I'm not gonna wear my heart on my sleeve But you know people get all emotional And sometimes, man, they just don't act rational They think they're just on TV
Sha-la-la-la, man Why don't you just slip
Writer/s: LOU REED
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Tc from MichiganI think the first section is (as others have said) about a woman paying a male hustler for sex. The second section is referring to the same man and his girlfriend going to a drug dealers apartment; she ods and dies. But the third section is her admitting finally that HE was the one who died in the apartment, not her; she admits she has been lying to herself and cries over & over "oh how I miss him." Such an amazing song.
Alex from Mansfield, Ohincredibly well written song, also used in the groundbreaking skateboarding video baker 3 mind u
Ross from Brooklyn, Ny"Wishin' won't make it so..." I think.
Amazing indeed -- a fave and among his best work. The cello line, the suite, Springsteen, and lines like:
Some people got no choice and they can never find a voice To talk with that they can even call their own So the first thing that they see that allows them the right to be Why they follow it You know what it's called? Bad luck.
Just nails me.
Aaron from Peoria, Ilsongfacts is wrong. there are 3 parts to this song. the first is a woman with a male escort. the second covers a drug overdose. the third is metaphysical and enscones the first two. and springsteen sings all of the following: "well hey(man), that's just a lie, it's a lie she tells her friends. 'cause the real song, the real song where she won't even admit to herself the beatin' in her heart. It's a song lots of people know. It's a painful song a little sad truth but life full of sad songs penny for a wish but wishin' won't make you a soldier. With a pretty kiss for a pretty face can't have its way. Y'know tramps like us, we were born to pay."
this is after 'born to run' and meant to be the ugly, other side that he chose to to turn away from.
Erik from Bloomfield Hills, MiBruce Springsteen was in the studio with Reed while recording this song, he sings the line "Y'know tramps like us, we were born to pay." Bruce didn't want his name credited on the album.
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.