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Halloween Parade

Lou Reed - Halloween Parade Lyrics
   There's a down town fairy singing out "Proud Mary"
   as she cruises Christopher Street
   And some Southern Queen is acting loud and mean
   where the docks and the Badlands meet
   This Halloween is something to be sure
   Especially to be here without you
   There's a Greta Garbo and an Alfred Hitchcock
   and some black Jamaican stud
   There's five Cinderellas and some leather drags
   I almost fell into my mug
   There's a Crawford, Davis and a tacky Cary Grant
   And some Homeboys lookin' for trouble down here from the Bronx
   But there ain't no Hairy and no Virgin Mary
   you won't hear those voices again
   And Johnny Rio and Rotten Rita
   you'll never see those faces again
   This Halloween is something to be sure
   Especially to be here without you
   There's the Born Again Losers and the Lavender Boozers
   and some crack team from Washington Heights
   The boys from Avenue B and the girls from Avenue D
   a Tinkerbell in tights
   This celebration somehow get me down
   Especially when I see you're not around
   There's no Peter Pedantic saying things romantic
   In Latin, Greek or Spic
   There's no Three bananas or Brandy Alexander
   Dishing all their tricks
   It's a different feeling that I have today
   Especially when I know you've gone away
   There's a girl from Soho with a teeshirt saying "I Blow"
   She's with the "jive five 2 plus 3"
   And the girls for pay dates are giving cut rates
   Or else doing it for free
   The past keeps knock knock knocking on my door
   And I don't want to hear it anymore
   No consolations please for feelin' funky
   I got to get my head above my knees
   But it makes me mad and mad makes me sad
   And then I start to freeze
   In the back of my mind I was afraid it might be true
   In the back of my mind I was afraid that they meant you
   The Halloween Parade
   At the Halloween parade
   At the Halloween parade
   See you next year - at the Halloween parade

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