Lou Reed - Magic And Loss (The Summation) Lyrics




When you pass through the fire, you pass through humble
You pass through a maze of self doubt
When you pass through humble, the lights can blind you
Some people never figure that out

You pass through arrogance, you pass through hurt
You pass through an ever present past
And it's best not to wait for luck to save you
Pass through the fire to the light

Pass through the fire to the light
Pass through the fire to the light
It's best not to wait for luck to save you
Pass through the fire to the light

As you pass through the fire, your right hand waving
There are things you have to throw out
That caustic dread inside your head will never help you out
You have to be very strong 'cause you'll start from zero
over and over again
And as the smoke clears there's an all consuming fire
Lying straight ahead

Lying straight ahead
Lying straight ahead
As the smoke clears there's an all consuming fire
Lying straight ahead

They say no one person can do it all
But you want to in your head
But you can't be Shakespeare and you can't be Joyce
So what is left instead

You're stuck with yourself and a rage that can hurt you
You have to start at the beginning again
And just this moment
This wonderful fire started up again

When you pass through humble, when you pass through sickly
When you pass through, I'm better than you all
When you pass through anger and self deprecation
And have the strength to acknowledge it all

When the past makes you laugh and you can savor the magic
That let you survive your own war
You find that that fire is passion
And there's a door up ahead, not a wall

As you pass through fire, as you pass through fire
Trying to remember its name
When you pass through fire licking at your lips
You cannot remain the same

And if the building's burning, move towards that door
But don't put the flames out
There's a bit of magic in everything
And then some loss to even things out

Some loss to even things out
Some loss to even things out
There's a bit of magic in everything
And then some loss to even things out





Other Lyrics by Artist

Rand Lyrics

Lou Reed Magic And Loss (The Summation) Comments
  1. UndergroundLists

    Heavy album.

  2. Mel Bee

    When you pass through the fire,
    You pass through humble,
    You pass through a maze of self-doubt
    When you pass through humble,
    the lights can blind you
    Some people never figure that out
    You pass through arrogance, you pass through hurt,
    You pass through an ever present past,
    And it's best not to wait for luck to save you
    Pass through the fire to the light

    Pass through the fire to the light
    Pass through the fire to the light
    It's best not to wait for luck to save you
    Pass through the fire to the light

    As you pass through the fire,
    your right hand waving,
    There are things you have to throw out
    That caustic dread inside your head
    will never help you out
    You have to be very strong
    'cause you'll start from zero
    over and over again
    And as the smoke clears,
    there's an all-consuming fire

    Lying straight ahead
    Lying straight ahead
    Lying straight ahead
    As the smoke clears, there's an all-consuming fire lying straight ahead

    They say no one person can do it all
    But you want to in your head
    But you can't be Shakespeare and you can't be Joyce
    So what is left instead?
    You're stuck with yourself
    and a rage that can hurt you
    You have to start at the beginning again
    And just this moment
    This wonderful fire started up again

    When you pass through humble,
    When you pass through sickly,
    When you pass through
    I'm better than you all,
    When you pass through
    anger and self-deprecation,
    and you have the strength to acknowledge it all
    When the past makes you laugh
    and you can savor the magic
    that let you survive your own war
    You find that that fire is passion
    and there's a door up ahead Not a wall

    As you pass through fire, as you pass through fire
    Try to remember its name
    When you pass through fire licking at your lips
    You cannot remain the same
    And if the building's burning
    Move towards that door,
    but don't put the flames out
    There's a bit of magic in everything
    And then some loss to even things out

    Some loss to even things out
    Some loss to even things out
    There's a bit of magic in everything
    And then some loss to even things out

  3. Patti Susko

    He captures the true paradox of life

  4. ANTONIO SANDOVAL

    What Magic Album Lou Reed was a magician......thank you for posting this album