Walk on the wild side    (video)    (clip)    (midi)

 

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1.                                   Holly came from Miami, FLA,

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    hitchhiked her way across the USA.

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    Plucked her eyebrows on the way

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    Shaved her legs and then he was a she. She says :

 

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Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side,

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said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side.

 

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2. Candy came from out on the island,

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    in the backroom she was everybody's darling.

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    But she never lost her head,

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    even when she was giving head.  She says : 

 

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Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side,

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said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side.

 

   And the colored girls go

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    Do do do ... do do do ...  (4x)     Doo.

 

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3. Little Joe never once gave it away,

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    everybody had to pay and pay.

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    A hustle here and a hustle there,

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    New York City is the place where they said :  

 

 

 

 

 

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Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side,

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I said, hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side.

 

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4.       Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets,

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    looking for soul food and a place to eat.

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    Went to the Apollo,

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    you should have seen him  go, go go, they said :

 

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Hey Sugar, take a walk on the wild side,

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I said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side.

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    All right! Ha!

 

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5.       Jackie is just speeding away,

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    thought she was James Dean for a day.

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    Then I guess she had to crash,

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    Valium would have helped that fast, she said :

 

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Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side,

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I said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side.

 

    And the colored girls say

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    Do do do ... do do do ...  (6x)  Doo.         

 

    (Lou Reed)