Lep wrote:Nominated in the best-lyrics/worst-lyrics category for greatest distance between former and latter is Louis Reed. Most amazingly, he often does it in one single song.
E.g.: "Andy's Chest" includes such nice bits as "curtains laced with diamonds dear for you" but is mostly composed of goofiness such as:
The funny thing is what happened to her nose.
It grew until it reached all of her toes
Now when people say her feet smell,
They mean her nose
This reminds me of the infamous argument that Lou had with Lester Bangs. The one where he tells Lester, paraphrasing here, if/when he can come up with a line as good as "curtains laced with diamonds dear for you," then he somehow would be credible as a rock critic. Lester may
have had an opportunity to retort with that "pink bare bear" line, citing the fact that a seven year old could write a lyric that good. Of course, by the time "My Red Joystick" came around, getting into arguments with Lou Reed just seemed....too easy. By "Mistrial," even I stopped defending the asshole. Lou is one of those personal heroes (despite his many
character and professional flaws) that remain admired from a distance. I'm sure a personal encounter would ruin any remaining admiration.