Lou Reed - Beginning Of A Great Adventure Lyrics




It might be fun to have a kid that I could kick around
A little me to fill up with my thoughts
A little me or he or she to fill up with my dreams
A way of saying life is not a loss

I'd keep the tyke away from school and tutor him myself
Keep him from the poison of the crowd
But then again pristine isolation might not be the best idea
It's not good trying to immortalize yourself

Beginning of a great adventure
Beginning of a great adventure

Why stop at one, I might have ten, a regular TV brood
I'd breed a little liberal army in the wood
Just like these redneck lunatics I see at the local bar
with their tribe of mutant inbred piglets with cloven hooves

I'd teach 'em how to plant a bomb, start a fire, play guitar
And if they catch a hunter, shoot him in the nuts
I'd try to be as progressive as I could possibly be
As long as I don't have to try too much

Beginning of a great adventure
Beginning of a great adventure

Susie, Jesus, Bogart, Sam, Leslie, Jill and Jeff
Rita, Winny, Andy, Fran and Jet
Boris, Bono, Lucy, Ethel, Bunny, Reg and Tom
That's a lot of names to try not to forget

Carrie, Marlon, Mo and Steve, La Rue and Jerry Lee
Eggplant, Rufus, Dummy, Star and The Glob
I'd need a damn computer to keep track of all these names
I hope this baby thing don't go too far

I hope it's true what my wife said to me
I hope it's true what my wife said to me, hey
I hope it's true what my wife said to me

She says, "Baby, it's the beginning of a great adventure
Babe, beginning of a great adventure"
Take a look

It might be fun to have a kid that I could kick around
Create in my own image like a god
I'd raise my own pallbearers to carry me to my grave
And keep me company when I'm a wizened toothless clod

Some gibbering old fool sitting all alone drooling on his shirt
Some senile old fart playing in the dirt
It might be fun to have a kid I could pass something on to
Something better than rage, pain, anger and hurt

I hope it's true what my wife said to me
I hope it's true what my wife said to me
I hope it's true what my wife said to me

She says, "Lou, it's the beginning of a great adventure
Lou, Lou, Lou, beginning of a great adventure"
She says, babe, how you call your lover boy
Sylvia, quite you call your lover man





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Lou Reed Beginning Of A Great Adventure Comments
  1. Dan Kelsall

    If you play guitar, plug in, take a slug of scotch, and rip into Bflat blues. Guaranteed results 🌴

  2. jamuga60

    The clicking of the fingers in the background...……………………..superb.

  3. infinitygenealpa

    Play this song while having sex.

  4. jamuga60

    The tempo of this song is fucking awesome...…………………….....it often distracts me from the lyrics.

  5. Ted Cantu

    Iremember my buddies geteting all doled up to seethis in Ann Arbor. They are al dea now.. pretty mjuch...
    just saying.
    well.... godnight

  6. Dan Kelsall

    Pick up a guitar. This is a top backing track. You're gonna sing 🌴

  7. Kevin Chouinard

    Love the lyric, "It's not good to immortalize yourself". Trump, have you heard this song yet?

  8. Patrizia Brugiatelli

    Meraviglioso nel sounds e contenuti

  9. Robert Morgan

    Love this whole album

  10. Grant Beerling

    Who needs a fridge when Lou is around......now on another great adventure...

  11. Jake Riley

    This song is why I never had kids. I just could never live up.

    Ban Delay

    This song is why I had 30 kids.

    Colin Cleveland

    @Ban Delay Did you raise a little liberal army in the woods?
    Mutant inbred piglets with cloven hooves?
    Jk

  12. Wu Öyster Cult

    Lyrics:
    "Take a look" should be "Take it, Lou."
    "Sylvia, quite you call your lover man" should be "Sylvia, what do you call your lover man?"

  13. stefo bro

    This is just the grooviest track. Bought this album the day after I heard Dirty Boulevard and is still a towering monument to one of the greatest creative forces of the music world. Cheers Lou

    jamuga60

    I hear what ya saying.............................And I dig it.

  14. Juergen L.

    and if you catch a hunter,shoot him in his NUTS!nice!

  15. tojiroh

    Forwarded this to a friend of mine getting his first kid, mighty appropriate. :-)

  16. WeirDylan Marley

    I try to be as progressive as I could possibly be,as long as I don't have to try too much.

  17. Citizen Justin

    Did Lou ever have a kid?

  18. KrautMick234

    Take it Lou!

  19. ben delrey

    what dose he sing.... i could sleep for a thousand years, know thei feeling but in short bursts of nameless winks.

    Zarathustra

    ben delrey What does your comment mean?

    Colin Cleveland

    @Zarathustra sounds like a bit that comes after
    I am tired, I am weary,
    I could sleep,
    For a thousand years
    A thousand dreams, they would forsake? me
    Cant think of the name of the song

  20. jean-pierre Duchemin

    just pour le pied...

  21. Elementary_Penguin

    Lou Reed is so god damn cool. It makes me anxious for some reason. 

    Eric Francis

    he's provoking your inner parents -- your superego. also, on another level, he's calling us to take total responsibility, which can feel like a risk...

  22. jfs77

    bono lol

  23. Grimkiller81

    See you Lou

  24. polkappenschmelzer

    great song. Lou, you´ve found a way to immortalize yourself.
    RIP

  25. Mike. S

    You led the way many, many times. Thanks for all the joy, happiness and contemplation. Rest in peace.

  26. Steven K

    We may think Lou Reed's great adventure has come to an end today, but for Lou Reed, it's probably just beginning somewhere too cool for all of us to see. RIP LOU REED.

  27. Tony Sams

    RIP LOOOUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. ian scott Howrie

    Uhh, thanks for the laying out the entire album but you've got some of the lyrics messed up. But most importantly, ... thanks again. This is one of my favorite's of ALL time. ~~~ PEACE!!!

  29. username14251

    Lou Reed has kids?!

  30. gnarcomply

    best lyrics