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Lou Reed — Ecstasy
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They call you ecstasy
nothing ever sticks to you
Not velcro, not scotch tape
not my arms dipped in glue

Not if I wrap myself in nylon
a piece of duct tape down my back
Love pierced the arrow with the twelve
and I can't get you back

Ah, ecstasy
Ah, ecstasy

Across the streets an old Ford, they took off its wheels
the engine is gone
In its seat sits a box
with a note that says, Goodbye Charlie, thanks a lot

I see a child through a window with a bib
and I think of us and what we almost did
The Hudson rocketing with light
the ships pass the Statue of Liberty at night

They call it ecstasy, ah
Ecstasy, ah

Some men call me St. Ivory
some call me St. Maurice
I'm smooth as alabaster
with white veins runnin' through my cheeks

A big stud through my eyebrow
a scar on my arm that says, Domain
I put it over the tattoo
that contained your name

They called you ecstasy, ecstasy
They call you ecstasy, ecstasy

The moon passing through a cloud
a body facing up is floating towards a crowd
And I think of a time and what I couldn't do
I couldn't hold you close, I couldn't, I couldn't become you

They call you ecstasy, I can't hold you down
I can't hold you up
I feel like that car that I saw today, no radio
no engine, no hood

I'm going to the cafe, I hope they've got music
and I hope that they can play
But if we have to part
I'll have a new scar right over my heart
I'll call it ecstasy

Oh, ecstasy, ecstasy
Ecstasy, ecstasy
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Yuck. I had to turn it off.
I surprised myself by liking this one. Something about his funky voice, the odd lyrics and pared down feeling of the song just strikes a chord with me. Go figure...
What the f--- !? :(
This song just plain sucks!
If Lou Reed\'s music has any redeeming qualities, he\'s hidden them well over the years. This song\'s another in a long line of nothingness.
Yawn... not much going on with this song.
not a big lou reed fan but this and a couple of his other songs are brilliant
I wish someone would tell Mr. Reed that he really isn\'t that good. Don\'t get me wrong, I played Rock & Roll Animal to death BUT I don\'t know what happened?