Reed, Lou - Sword Of Damocles (Externally) Lyrics




I see The Sword of Damocles is right above your head
They're trying a new treatment to get you out of bed
But radiation kills both bad and good, it can not differentiate
So to cure you they must kill you
The Sword of Damocles hangs above your head

Now I have seen lots of peoples die from car crashes or drugs
Last night on 33rd st. I saw a kid get hit by a bus
But this drawn out torture over which part of you lives is very hard to take
To cure you they must kill you
The Sword of Damocles above your head

That mix of morphine and dexedrine, we use it on the street
It kills the pain and keeps you up, your very soul to keep
But this guessing game has its own rules, the good don't always win
And might makes right
The Sword of Damocles is hanging above your head

It seems everything's done that must be done
From over here though things don't seem fair
But there are things that we can't know
Maybe there's something over there

Some other world that we don't know about
I know you hate that mystic shit
It's just another way of seeing
The Sword of Damocles above your head





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Reed, Lou Sword Of Damocles (Externally) Comments
  1. robert mcknight

    Love this!

  2. Mik Smith

    Lou at his pinnacle

  3. Peter Wesley Bastone

    awesome song....shared to the Netshows Radio "Program 195" Playlist on youtube

  4. Cyborg Godfrey

    One of my favorite songs on Magic And Loss

  5. gao1258

    Doc and Lou RIP

  6. LABORATORIO DEL CONOCIMIENTO

    La triste verdad que los griegos supieron discernir, y que Lou Reed nos avienta a la cara

  7. MrOuchiez

    Despite the unsteady timing of Lou's awkward vocal delivery on this tune especially I have loved this lil ditty since the moment of this album's release! Wow, takes me back to "the one" that I foolishly let go back in 1993. She's still just as gorgeous and doin' well after all these 25+ years later, and it's amazing that we are still in touch after so long. "ALL OF IT!!!"

  8. Mel Bee

    I see the Sword of Damocles is right above your head
    They're trying a new treatment to get you out of bed
    But radiation kills both bad and good
    It can not differentiate
    So to cure you they must kill you
    The Sword of Damocles hangs above your head

    Now I have seen lots of peoples die
    from car crashes or drugs
    Last night on 33rd Street, I saw a kid get hit by a bus
    But this drawn out torture over which part of you lives
    is very hard to take
    To cure you they must kill you
    The Sword of Damocles above your head

    That mix of morphine and dexedrine
    we use it on the street
    It kills the pain and keeps you up
    Your very soul to keep
    But this guessing game has its own rules
    The good don't always win
    and might makes right
    The Sword of Damocles
    is hanging above your head

    It seems everything's done that must be done
    from over here though things don't seem fair
    But there are things that we can't know
    maybe there's something over there
    Some other world that we don't know about
    I know you hate that mystic shit
    It's just another way of seeing
    The Sword of Damocles above your head

  9. Antonio Gheno

    Magic and loss: Masterpiece.

  10. superfuzzymomma

    Great record, Great record

  11. choi dh

    God.....I love this song....