Reed, Lou - Men Of Good Fortune Lyrics




Men of good fortune
often cause empires to fall
While men of poor beginnings
often can't do anything at all

The rich son waits for his father to die
the poor just drink and cry
And me, I just don't care at all

Men of good fortune
very often can't do a thing
While men of poor beginnings
often can do anything

At heart they try to act like a man
handle things the best way they can
They have no rich, daddy to fall back on

Men of good fortune
often cause empires to fall
While men of poor beginnings
often can't do anything at all

It takes money to make money they say
look at the Fords, but didn't they start that way
Anyway, it makes no difference to me

Men of good fortune
often wish that they could die
While men of poor beginnings
want what they have and to get it they'll die

All those great things that live has to give
they wanna have money and live
But me, I just don't care at all

Men of good fortune
men of poor beginnings
Men of good fortune
men of poor beginnings
Men of good fortune
men of poor beginnings
Men of good fortune
men of poor beginnings
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  1. trev moffatt

    Love the seventies. My idea of heaven is the seventies - chilled, elegant and sweetly melancholic.

    As much as one respects punk, sometimes you think wtf were they so angry about?

    I mean full employment, welfare, free flats from the council, free education - and endless great movies, television, records, football, boxing.

    When I hear Tories tell me how bad the 70s were, I reach for something to throw at the telly.

    Who cares about the odd power cut, or strike - They were great days, days of progress and creativity..

  2. Jef P

    It's probably a lot to do with the Bob Ezrin production, but this sounds like Reed's "The Wall", to me! It is a slightly different colour on him, but I dig it

  3. Ignasi L. M.

    Puro rock n' roll y poesía. Posiblemente una de las canciones más reales de la historia dé rock.
    RIP Lou Reed.

  4. itkojecockot

    britain had Bowie and USA had Reed...... both Art Rock legends

    francesco marchesi

    funcy had bowie the real dark ones had lou

    Johnny BushHogg

    The crowning jewel and last one standing being, James Newel osterberg jr ...

  5. A Guy

    Men of good fortune, often cause empires to fall
    While men of poor beginnings, often can't do anything at all
    The rich son waits for his father to die
    The poor just drink and cry
    And me I just don't care at all

    Men of good fortune, very often can't do a thing
    While men of poor beginnings, often can do anything
    At heart they try to act like a man
    Handle things the best way they can
    They have no rich daddy to fall back on

    Men of good fortune, often cause empires to fall
    While men of poor beginnings, often can't do anything at all
    It takes money to make money they say
    Look at the Fords, but didn't they start that way
    Anyway, it makes no difference to me

    Men of good fortune, often wish that they could die
    While men of poor beginnings want what they have
    And to get it they'll die
    All those great things that life has to give
    They want to have money and live
    But me, I just don't care at all

    Men of good fortune
    Men of poor beginnings

    gianni arnoldons

    Thx bro!

  6. Paul Lannister

    Why didn't critics like the Berlin album?

    Mel Bee

    Lou was always ahead of his time. They didn't like the subject matter. Was too real for them and as usual, Lou spotlighted the seedy side of life. Some critics actually liked the album but most panned it until some time had passed and the world caught up with him. Now it's listed as one of the best albums of all time. Go figure.

    Peter May

    Critics wanted another Transformer

    Lupco Kotevski

    @Mel Bee Laura Nyro first did it in 1969 with her dark and intense masterpiece 'New York Tendaberry ' which blew the lid off the hippie illusion.

    TheMrBennito

    who cares. f#ck the critics. this is his best music, period. And Blue Mask.

  7. Claude Alain

    A 2 minutes et 33 secondes, un bassiste (bassiste dans l'esprit) ne peut contenir une érection, voire une éjaculation...

  8. TheSpaceWanderer

    Jack Bruce on bass.

    Daniel Heikalo

    Sounded so good... I was wondering who that was!

  9. naturphilosophie1

    one reeds numerous masterpiece records

  10. john tangen

    I gotta say, I'm really digging this album so far. It's a shame that Rolling Stone gave it a bad review when it came out.

  11. James Colyn

    Brilliant album. in 1975, I had found this LP in a discount remainder bin in K-Mart in Hamilton, Ontario, for about $2.99, and told my friend. He demanded that I buy it for him. Before passing it to him, I listened to it numerous times, and like it so much that I went back to K-Mart and bought a copy for myself.

    I remember my friend had told me the apocryphal story that Lou had been so wasted on smack during the recording of this LP that he had to have his wrist tied to the fretboard of his guitar. After a few years of blissful ignorance, I realized that that could not have been true. Lou was ever the consummate musician, and this album is a typical example of his musical genius at work.

    Emilio Lepre

    Xcuse me but ... I can't actually see any reason why having the wrist tied to the fretboard could not have been true ... afterall, he did not have to play like some Jeff Beck for instance ...

  12. slimedog

    one of lou's best songs.

  13. abderrahim yamine

    one of lou's finest albums

  14. jaime nuñez

    the fist song that ever listen from Lou Reed, marvelous song from authentic genius

  15. isaac byrne

    rest in piece lou 

    fogasterg

    in one piece hopefully