"That's The Story Of My Life" as written by and Lou Reed....
That's the story of my life
That's the difference
Between wrong and right
But Billy said,
Both those words are dead
That's the story of my life


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    General CommentThe Billy mentioned in ths song refers to Billy Name who was the Factory's unofficial photographer, Andy Warhol's boyfriend, and later Lou Reed's. During the Factory years Lou Reed and Billy Name were interested in matters of the occult and Billy would often state things like that. When Billy Name locked himself in the Factory's darkroom for a year (letting only Lou Reed and a few others in) Lou Reed claimed that he regretted ever getting Billy interested in astrology and magic.
    jackrabbit37on January 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love how this song seems to go in a circle. The story of his life is the difference between wrong and right and Billy said those words are dead and that is also the story of his life. Thus every line is every other line. It makes me dizzy.
    words&trickson July 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnobody's ever written such a distantly depressing song in only four lines.
    envikaon September 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't see how you see it as depressing, and I don't know why you assume that the 2 dead words he's talking about are wrong and right. Just sitting here I can make these 4 great lines mean a million things to me.
    bcook11on July 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBut that is the beuty of this song to me, it's the story of something that large groups of people really like and can relate to this music. It has something for much people. I don't know what i'm saying, but man, i'm really feeling Sterling Morrison's sound, great guitar playing for me.

    And it invites me to use my imagination, i love this song.
    It's great that you share your comments because your view makes me richer. Thanks.
    Zazenpanon April 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthat's the story of my life
    aliengodon September 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love how each song means something different to each person, based on their own views and passed experiences. This song is why I love music.
    Giamiaon August 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe story of his life is the difference between wrong and right and Billy said those words are dead and that is also photographygrants.net/">photography grants the story of his life.
    jaisonon February 29, 2012   Link

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