Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side Lyrics




Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.
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."
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 hustle here and a hustle 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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  1. Larz Gustafsson

    I like the music. Not the lyrics.

  2. J T Minor

    I LOVE THIS SONG

  3. Luis Francisco Miranda

    Musica maravilhosa 2020

  4. Luke Leonard Rasmussen

    The lyrics tho...:D

  5. Tania Ferreira

    A letra e linda!

  6. Sylvie Carpentier

    J adore !!! Merci

  7. James Ronan

    I’m Chris Smalling and I’m Phil Jones

  8. Lenys Vasquez

    -Can I kick it?
    -Yes You can!

  9. Boris Sheen

    the thumbs down are from people getting offended because he said colored girls.

  10. Sebastian Wendel

    ... flying over the clowds ...

  11. Jay Minogue

    Little joe might not have given it away but he sure as hell was hinting!

  12. Kathryn Winburn

    First time I heard this song was in a Mellow Mushroom and I haven't forgotten it since. 😂

  13. Rob Robi

    Years ago i knew a Holly, in Miami. She wanted to fuck me , but she was a bit too easy with the other guys i knew so i said no babe, not this time '

  14. Christian Schmidt

    i love dudu dud

  15. francesco marchesi

    valium woudn't help that bad, uhm not sure

  16. Darcie Denham

    Beautiful Xx ❤️

  17. Tania Ferreira

    Brasil 2020! Linda musica!

  18. Lee Rocheleau

    I play this song everytime I go to my local tavern which is quit a bit and this is on the favorite play list at number 1

  19. Jonas Zollinger

    Listen to this whole song with headphones and smoke a bowl to restore yourself

  20. Paolo Paciosi

    MUSICA FAVOLOSA !!!!!

  21. God

    Why don't human make music this good anymore?

  22. ImNotHere 4

    I loved to smoke to this song.

  23. Sam’s Stuff

    No one:

    Australia: Subaru

  24. Alien SexGod

    Walk on the Wild Side" is a song by Lou Reed from his second solo album, Transformer (1972). It was produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson, and released as a double A-side with "Perfect Day". The song received wide radio coverage, despite its touching on taboo topics such as transsexual people, drugs, male prostitution, and oral sex.

    I just said "Hey Babe!" to this hot Thai LadyBoy I know in Oz. Thought of the song and said after it "Take a walk on the Wildside" then posted a link to here and explained since she's young, foreign and wouldn't know the song: "One of the best songs ever .... Lou isn't a great singer but he wrote the song and performed it well. One of the first songs in the Western world about ladyboys and it was a smash hit in Australia, UK and USA" I am hoping for a good response... She never lost her head. Even when she was giving head (^_-)

    The baritone saxophone solo played over the fadeout of the song is performed by Ronnie Ross, who had taught David Bowie to play the saxophone during Bowie's childhood.
    The backing vocals are sung by Thunderthighs, a vocal group that included Dari Lalou, Karen Friedman, and Casey Synge.
    The bass hook was devised by Herbie Flowers and was performed by him on double bass overlaid by fretless electric bass. He was paid a £17 flat fee (equivalent to £200 in 2019).
    Drums were played by Ritchie Dharma using brushes rather than conventional drumsticks.

    Hex 13

    Alien SexGod high five broski

  25. Germanicus KEK

    "Holly" - Holly Woodlawn
    "Candy" - Candy Darling
    "Little Joe" - Joe Dallesandro
    "Sugarplum Fairy" - Sylvester
    "Jackie" - Jackie Curtis

    Alien SexGod

    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). Candy Darling was also the subject of Reed's earlier song for The Velvet Underground, "Candy Says".

  26. Alves Monteiro

    Hey lou take a walk on the wild side Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo

  27. usmani.ebaad

    ATCQ are legends for sampling this song

  28. Jax Revenj

    RIP DAD RIP LOU

  29. Margarita Rustrián

    Who’s watching in twenty twenty?

  30. Ramon Tapia

    Whos here after listening to marky mark

  31. Old Baldy Heid

    When this finished I lay back and lit up a cigarette.

  32. julie robinson

    And coloured girls say doo doo doo 🎤🎵🎶😂🙊🙉

  33. julie robinson

    Wild cool choon🐯😅

  34. Paris Malaspinas

    From 3:38 till the end this part will always be my favourite..its just perfect

    Diana Pozzie

    Damn good sax.

  35. emilio8381

    Poem, everybody.....

  36. Zelig Walken Walken

    Grande Madrid

  37. Zelig Walken Walken

    Aún voy en el metro

  38. Zelig Walken Walken

    Genial, colega

  39. Swarley751

    The only person to rhyme head with head and actually have a good song to go with

  40. Ocean Master

    I think the song is about Blowjobs & Drugs.

  41. Matt Celis

    One of the greatest songs ever recorded, and one of the best albums as well.

  42. Co Cl

    ​ Desinf ORMATION
    (brouillon)
    J'en ai assez bavé quand j'étais gamine 'justement' avec "mother" qui a longtemps cherché à m'caser , avec un fils à papa , il fallait n'est~ce pas , qu'un garçon X Y ou Z , eût une situation sociale qui fût en rapport avec celle de mes parents ! "mother" se foutait pas mal ,que je sois heureuse et comblée !L'avait~elle été "elle~même"? "Heureuse et comblée natürlich !"

    NON , elle reçut pour son dépucelage , un mari choisi sur situation. Aussi peu averti qu'elle , sur les fêtes et les odes à l'amour des sens qu'offrent les corps ...Donc sa nuit de noces ne fût pas Austerlitz ! y'a dû avoir de la Bérézina dans l'air de leur piaule , à ces deux mômes , Mme pucelle et Mr puceau font pas bon ménage !La preuve deux ans et des broques plus tard , ils divorcèrent , et OIM J'me retrouvais avec un beau dabe et un peu plus tard , avec une 'belle~doche' !
    Ah mon pav'e du Con!...Tu parles d'un mariage !

    Je crois que NON ! Enfin JE sais que non, il se disait à travers "les charmes" euh "les charmes" c'était le "blaze' de notre propriété ... parfois j'écoutais en douce ce que disait les larbins et les boniches , ils disaient alors que "mother" allait toujours s'agenouiller devant une superbe statue de la Vierge afin d'y réciter une prière juste avant que "mon beau~dabe" ne la prenne , enfin la baise quoi ! Regardaient "ils" par le trou de la serrure?... Sûrement ! J'imagine le calvaire de "mother" , alors plus que personne elle aurait dû ME comprendre !

    "Elle" voulait "aussi et surtout"' que cessent les railleries dont sa fille unique était alors victime !
    Te dire mon pauvre "du Con" que j'en ai bavé des moqueries des uns et des autres , ne serait que pure sophisme , et absolument superfétatoire , aussi JE n'en vois pas l'utilité! C'te Bonne? euhm? C'TE Bonne? Bonne? Bonne Bonne Humeur ce matin ... y'a des matins ÇA comme ! Mince j'me suis paumée? Ah oui c'te bonne "paire" de choses qui pendouillent entre des cannes maigrelettes !BEURK !
    "pas certain"

    "sûr de Rien"
    "Bon à rien"
    "te voici l'archétype du pauvre "mec"qui se mit seul dans l'pétrin"
    "voire~même dans le PURIN !"
    "Ah mon vieux Bourrin!"
    "tu l'auras bien mérité ton PICOTIN!"
    "j'suis pas assez catin"
    "pour t'traiter comme un MARGOULIN !"
    "d'autant que t'as rien d'un Argousin?"
    "sinon tu vas tâter d'mon SURIN"
    "alors mon chérubin..."
    "faut pas m'jouer du tambourin"
    "me disant c'est l'tonnerre qui fait tout ce foin"
    "arrête ton baratin"
    "j'arrêterai l'mien!"
    Mate un peu la rime , Frime un peu les nuances sans nuance , et Pâme~toi sur ma jactance ...
    JE savais que J'te briserai en miettes façon puzzle ... sur quoi? 20 lignes? Mettons... 30 un maxe' !
    Alors du Con ! ähm? Veuillez pardonnez l'offense . . . ...
    Cher M'sieur du Con ,
    la fuite désespérée vers le rien absolu est la marque d'une infinie bassesse!
    car enfin quoi Merde JE T'avais laissé assez de 'Matière'? :-)) JE te traîne dans la Boue , pour de ne pas dire "dans la merde" , en plus , j'te fous plus bas que terre , et c'est Tout ce que tu trouves à dire... c'est pas lernfähig' ähm? c'est pas lerchot quoi ,
    ni macache-bono-bézef !

    ou bien T'es pas un courageux toi !
    ou bien , Tu es un Rien vide de Tout? ou tu es un Rien du Tout?ou c'est l'un ou c'est l'autre ou c'est l'un ET l'autre ?
    Et pis , Laisse "mother" où elle est ! D'autant "qu'elle" connait parfaitement bien MES goûts sexuels avec MES "préférences amoureuses"... qu'elle traite aujourd'hui avec déférence , et qu'elle soit Blonde ou Brune , sans leur faire offense !
    D'autant que j'vois pas bien le rapport entre "mother" et la trempe qu'hier j't'ai donné !
    Que dis~je une Trempe?!?
    Une MAGISTRALE Leçon de Français !
    Comme on en a pas vu souvent dans TOUTE L'HISTOIRE DE TOUS LES COMMENTAIRES de Youtube !
    et c'est MOI qui n'a pas l'habitude ! Tu joues p'tits bras pépère !
    Rien de plus RIEN de Moins !
    Ah mon mon pauvre petit Glandu ! T'en restes coi quoi!
    Tu manies la vacuité avec un vocabulaire tellement hermétique , que je ne cherche déjà plus à t'entraver.
    Et puis qu'est~ce que ça peut bien te foutre Mes salades? ... c'est pas tes oignons ! suis-je drôle !... (c'est pas une question , c'est purement rhétorique!)
    J'en ai assez bavé quand j'étais gamine 'justement' avec "mother" qui a longtemps cherché à m'caser , avec un fils à papa , il fallait n'est~ce pas , qu'un garçon X Y ou Z , eût une situation sociale qui fût en rapport avec celle de mes parents ! C'TE Bonne? Bonne? Bonne Bonne Humeur ce matin ... y'a des matins ÇA comme ! Mince j'me suis paumée? Ah oui c'te bonne "paire" de choses qui pendouillent entre des cannes maigrelettes !BEURK !
    Si bien que Tout jeunette je pris la ferme résolution d'attendre ma majorité afin de m'barrer de leurs ancestrales règles~bourgeoises" !
    ces "crevoirs" plutôt ...
    Tout cela se fît sous l'égide des sœurs Maristes de Saint Jean !Ah oui Saint Jean , c'est un collège "ultra~hyper~privé" dans les environs de Paris , où longtemps je fus pensionnaire ! C'était alors une sorte de "pré~bagne" pour pauvres petites filles Riches ! ...
    Te dire comment Tout ÇA est arrivé et puis s'est terminé dans les larmes , avec tous les lieux de vacherie. ÇA serait encore une longue histoire d'une petite bourge qui devient une délinquante notoire ... Au Nord de l'Europe entre les rues noires de Kreuzberg (Berlin) et les Milliers de néons rouges du Zeedijk (Dam ! âhm? Amsterdam!) au cœur du quartier de "De Wallen" , qui est surtout connu pour abriter le "quartier rouge" là où les filles tapinent , qui pour la plupart étaient de bonnes copines.D'ailleurs celle qui donne le MOINS gagne le PLUS ! ... Cocasse? Non
    ÇA !...c'est une variable d'ajustement , spé pour tézigue qui aime ce genre de connerie!
    Amie... avons- nous assez bourlingué dans des flots si dangereux à pratiquer !... mon imparfait , du temps lointain de mes empreintes?...avons-nous assez conjuguer le verbe aimer ... où je voulais mourir pour le clair de ton teint ... pour la douceur de ta peau dont la chair tendresse m'étreignait Si Fort le cœur que seule tu en disposais... je voulais mourir de tes âpres combats... Mais vivre ton amour qu'au sang je portais enclose... Toutes les nuits de l'infini...
    pour 'finir' au creux de tes bras....
    Dormir comme deux angéliques
    ...
    En un amoureux lit
    ...
    Nos ventre remplis
    ,
    De nos sèves magnifiques
    ...

    Adonques je fus heureuse comme Jamais je ne l’avais été ! c'est après quand la jeunesse tourmentée se fane que la poésie m'attendrit ! Voyez~donc [cher M'sieur du Con!] comme JE porte le verbe sans efforts ni soucis ! Pourtant qu'il m'encombre ce passé. Si beau souvent, si dégueu. parfois et si délirant Toujours , que son poids est aujourd'hui épouvantable... redoutable ... insupportable ... immodéré ...
    plus supportable quoi !
    En effet quoi que plus barbant , déprimant "over~chiant' , que de vivre au milieu de gens qui ne vous sont RIEN? La question! Hormis Mes amours Mes Amies...
    ce sont d'autres choses venues d'outre là~bas ...Et JE brûle d'y retourner?
    eh dis donc du Con?
    [...bis!] Pardonnez l'offense ... Je suis outrancière !
    donc "M'sieur du Onc"
    serais~tu un anti~lesbien avéré?Humn?
    Ich Hoffe Nicht ! i Hope Not !
    voilà pour ton information le dé~Zin~Zin~formé !

  43. Natalya Smith

    i had this stuck in my head when i was doing a test and i did rlly well on it just goes to show:
    good music=good grades

  44. James Ofarrell

    Great song to make love to

  45. Andrea Dimaio

    Capolavoro

  46. hollysaga

    This song is extremely unique

  47. Trill Dill

    Can I kick it?

  48. Alexwith piña

    K kreisi yo vine acá por un gato del vídeo brillas

  49. Soixante Six

    Too good

  50. SugarFree

    What if I thought I was James Dean for a day?

  51. Mario Gengar

    I still can’t decide if I love this song or not.

  52. Ignacio Atenas

    This song annoys me

    Ignacio Atenas

    @joe buffalo I'm sorry ajajajaja it's just the chorus! I can't stand it! Like I haven't even heard the rest of the song because of the chorus!

    joe buffalo

    @Ignacio Atenas but really, if it bothers you .....don't listen x

    joe buffalo

    @Ignacio Atenas Ok ....so you were nice again and I was just ( a little ) sarcastic again so ........ confession : sometimes the chorus annoys me a bit too but ....... this song did a lot for .....my type of person and I'll always love it for that and for Lou's cool honey dripping voice and the sax and " plucked her eyebrows on the way" and ....... I go on a bit don't I?

    Ignacio Atenas

    @joe buffalo jajaja it's ok, don't worry about the sarcasm (I spotted it), but I don't mind. I'm just playing around.
    Depression is quite a large monster.

    joe buffalo

    @Ignacio Atenas oh ..... well thanks for being good about it. I get too sarcastic too quickly tbh........ are you serious about the depression ? if so then I'm really very sorry to hear it. I honestly am. Gonna sound lame as fuck cuz I'm just a random person on yt but if you want to talk or anything I'd listen. ...is all I can think to say or offer ....

  53. tammy s

    Time Square movie

  54. travispickle

    Damn it I got those guys saying "Can I Kick It?" stuck in my head

    Mau rice

    SAME, I thought they made that catchy tune but they just copied it 🤣

    BP63

    hahahahaha, you're comment made me laugh!

  55. Alberto Del Valle

    Best sample taken from here baked and coveting into Control by Claptone, amazing work. Love the remix.

  56. ZEN MARTIN

    You have insomnia? Listen this song and.....
    Suddenly asleep.. Probably fainted.

  57. Emmaaa

    I have found this song because of Lana del Rey and i am so thankful❤️

  58. Laughing Lark

    David Bowie produced this.

  59. Manfred Helmer

    Best Pop Song ever, ever, ever........forever!

  60. Károly M

    Potyautasok ( zseniális film) filmben nagyon betalált, világgá akartunk menni egy barátommal, annyira bezsongtunk a filmtől meg a zenétől, azóta is kedvelem.

  61. lorien gomez solano

    I personally recommend you to listen to the spanish version on
    Albert Pla "El ladosalvaje de la vida"!

  62. 86misstish

    👧🏿👧🏽👧🏾Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
    Best chorus ever

  63. wander wana

    2020 2222du 2du

  64. person X

    I have not just walked but trekked on the wild side :)

  65. Jermaine Shan

    Who are these colored girls he keeps meeting up with?

    Dead By Whiskey

    the blacks

  66. d abdella

    Wow that's a lot of comments for one little ol song.
    Been hearing it all my life So so unique.
    Cool thanks Lou

  67. Joe S

    One of the coolest people to walk the face of the earth

  68. Agghh

    Anyone know where the "Doot, di-doot, di-doot" part of the song comes from? Is it a sample, or original to this song?

    Southern Fried Funky Monk

    Original. Sample to Marky Mark.

    d abdella

    I would say it is original, and an ode to the be bop sha boom era of background 50s records

  69. Social democrata é socialista piorado

    Como só conheci ele em 2020

  70. Yordi Hurtado Torres

    Who can dislike this?

  71. Raj Sihota

    I had the honour of meeting and briefly speaking to Mr. Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson about a year before his death. I was working for a band that had just done a track with him in 2012, and he came to their show in New York. A very humble man and Laurie was a very sweet woman.

  72. Erika Kathleen

    These in the song are all REAL PEOPLE from Andy Warhols fkd up gang of junkies and trans people that he took advantage of and exploited here in NYC. New York is exactly the same as it was in 1965. Exciting but disgusting. Little Joe is a Hustler/hooker in Andy Warhol movie FLESH but that is who he really was in life. He is still alive. They were not actors. Candy Darling was a trans from Long Island. (Interesting documentary on Candy Darling for sure.) Holly her friend. Its all on YouTube. Look up Edie Sedgwick while you're at it. TOTALLY TRAGIC. Go ahead TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE and look it all up. YouTube it easier
    Chelsea Girls, Nico.
    All Warhol filth. Its pretty gross really. Pathetic, insane, perverse junkie shit. NYC is exactly the same. Im here, I know its the same as it always was. That's the bowels which is still prevalent and in tact. No offense to myself.
    I love N.Y., born and raised. The city and state is exquisitely beautiful, brilliant and fantastic. You have to research what I've listed here when you have time, its completely nuts.

  73. NewYorkRawVideos

    I remember in high school, in the 80s, the creative writing teacher brought Lou Reed into class to discuss the song, it was interesting to see the reactions on people's faces, especially "giving head"... "And the colored girls say do do dodo...." and the only black girl in class was what?!

    joe buffalo

    I love this song. It's like molasses. And I liked hearing your story too ...how cool would that be? Very cool xxx

  74. billot jacques

    David Bowie a nettement embourgeoisé Lou Reed. L'album fut commercial, oui, bien sûr.Mais Lou Reed y a vendu son âme.

    joe buffalo

    Aw hon ! It's beautiful. It's just beautiful x

  75. Jeff Jefferson

    I like the part where he says "hey babe, take a walk on the wild side"

    Pier Silvio Dibilio

    ok boomer

    joe buffalo

    @Pier Silvio Dibilio why yuh gotta be like that for pier ? Huh ?

  76. Lucky Obsiye

    Such a compelling song, the structure, the vocal styling. I feel like I've been taken on auditory journey across the U.S.A of course

  77. zonzon25

    Gilles dor bring me heure. 2020. You cant test.

  78. Lula Livre

    Musica bosta

  79. Karmen Jazbec

    yeah lou let us walk from thise scene nice and rasy

  80. Stephen gee

    I took a walk on the wild side. STILL WALKING

    joe buffalo

    Good for you hon'. Be well x

  81. 16nowhereman

    Memories when I was just a kid and now....Well I'm an old man, and this song is still a wild song!

  82. Jesus Lorenzo

    o carallo ,quenqeria volver a musica genial

  83. Marchesi

    Arrangement

  84. Steve Zissou

    This song always comes to mind when I'm happy. It's taken me 20 years to figure out who sings it. Bless everyone on this planet I love you.

    Hey Man

    Steve Zissou I Hope I’m happy like you soon

  85. davson ed

    Can i kick it?

  86. Johnny P

    I'm fucked if I know what this song is about , but can't help but like it

  87. Onutube

    Man the bass makes this song sound so fucking different

  88. john mccrimmon

    There are some songs they should just chisel into rock .. Nae Pasaran.

  89. johann dippenaar

    Your psychy is measured by what music you listen to

  90. Roy Bradley

    am just a beastards fan

  91. Gol Lum

    "Walk On The Wild Side"

    Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.
    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."
    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 hustle here and a hustle 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..."

  92. Василий Черток

    "Серый туман и дождь... Светает 6 Утра.... Вот и наступило...То САМОЕ ЗАВТРА..... о Котором я думал вчера..." МАЙК

  93. angelic being

    Why couldn't the verse just say girls go instead of colored. I am triggered!!!

  94. Jannette Raptis

    This is a very sexual song. And Lou Reed has the perfect voice for " Take A Walk On The Wild Side"

    BP63

    nothing sexual about it at all

    Alien SexGod

    @BP63 She never lost her head. Even when she was giving head (^_-)

  95. Allen John

    Can I kick it? (yes, you can)....

  96. alanrustem

    this was the 1st record I bought when I was12,sounds just as good all these years later!

    Nicole Steele

    I dig the sackz &the sex with loey lol xXxX

  97. Oliver Michael

    Sample by

    A Tribe Called Quest

    camila

    love it so fucking dope how they paid homage to the classics

    Matt Celis

    Yeah, much easier than writing your own music

  98. Emmaren21

    Wonderwul like wonderwall

  99. Sergio Pizzorno

    I’m chris smalling
    AND I’M PHIL JONES

  100. Name

    Here from "Semi-Charmed kind of life"