Lou Reed



Perfect Day

Perfect Day

Perfect Day



You're an adventurer you sail across the oceans you climb the Himalayas seeking truth and beauty as a natural state You're a queen reborn worshipped from above afar some see you as an elixir an elemental natural seeking perfect grace In a catacomb or cave of endless drawings prehistoric or religious your accomplishments prodigious seeking out the perfect tone Your language so clear your voice perfectly turning as in the city I sit yearning blowing rings of smoke from thin cigars or driving fast in foreign cars to capture your remains, huh You're an adventurer a turban wet wrapped 'round your head on the mountainside they predict your death oh how you fooled them all But subjects are a poor excuse when what you really want's a muse an inspirating knowledge of what comes before Ooohhh, speeds of light the momentary flicker of a candle in it's wicker basket smoking wax, facts Did you find that superior knowledge that eluded you in college Did you find that super vortex that could cause your cerebral cortex ooohhh, to lose it's grip You're an adventurer you were out looking for meaning while the rest of us were steaming in an inspirating ah, urban pit An adventurer you enter as I'm dreaming I wish I'd never wake up Differentiating scheming from my one true love You're an adventurer you love the angles and the cherries the height and width of levies the natural bridge and tunnels of the human race You're an adventurer nothing seem to scare you and if it does it won't dissuade you you just will not think about it you dismiss it and defocus you redefine the locus of your time in space, race As you move further from me and though I understand the thinking and have often done the same thing I find parts of me gone You're an adventurer and though I'll surely miss you and of course I'll survive without you and maybe good will come of that But at this point, ah I anticipate some grieving and although I know your leaving is a necessary adjunct to what we both do An adventurer splitting up the atom splitting up the once was splitting up the essence of our star-crossed fate None who meet you do forget you, my adventurer my adventurer, my adventurer-venturer my adventuress
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