Walk on the Wild Side

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Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side

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

Walk On the Wild Side
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Lou Reed | ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ 

Produced by David Bowie, the lyrics, describing a series of individuals and their journeys to New York City, refer to several of the regular “superstars" at Andy Warhol’s New York studio, The Factory;  namely Holly Woodlawn, Candy Darling, Joe Dallesandro, Jackie Curtis and Joe Campbell (referred to in the song by his nickname Sugar Plum Fairy).  

Walk On the Wild Side
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Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed.

Holly came from Miami, Florida
Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she
She says, “Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side”
She said, “Hey, honey
Take a walk on the wild side”

Candy came from out on the Island
In the back room she was everybody’s darling
But she never lost her head
Even when she was giving head
She says, “Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side”
Said, “Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side”
And the colored girls go
"Doo do doo do doo do do doo …"

Little Joe never once gave it away
Everybody had to pay and pay
A hussle here and a hussle there
New York City’s the place 
Where they said, “Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side”
I said, “Hey, Joe
Take a walk on the wild side”

Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
Looking for soul food and a place to eat
Went to the Apollo
You should’ve seen them go, go, go
They said, “Hey, sugar
Take a walk on the wild side”
I said, “Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side”
All right, huh

Jackie is just speeding away
Thought she was James Dean for a day
Then I guess she had to crash
Valium would have helped that bash
Said, “Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side”
I said, “Hey, honey
Take a walk on the wild side”
And the colored girls say
"Doo do doo do doo do do doo …"

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Arctic Monkeys - Walk On The Wild Side

Arctic Monkeys have covered Lou Reed's single 'Walk On The Wild Side'