"She's My Best Friend" as written by and Lou Reed....
She's my best friend, certainly not your average girl
Yeah, she's my best friend
She understands me when I'm feeling
Dow-dow-dow-dow-dow-down
You know, it sure hurts to be that way
Dow-dow-dow-dow-dow-down
You know it sure hurts to know that you're that kinda fella
Here's to Mullberry-Jane
She made jam when she came
Somebody cut off her feet
Now jelly rolls in the street

If you want to see me
Well, honey you know that I 'm not around
But if you want to hear me
Why don't you just turn around
I'm by the window where the light is

She' my best friend
Certainly not just like your average dog or car
She's my best friend
She understands me when I'm feeling dow-dow-dow-dow-dow-down
You know, it sure hurts to be that way
Dow-dow-dow-dow-dow-down
You know, it sure hurts to know that you're that kinda fella
Let's hear one for Newspaper Joe
He caught his hand in the door
Dropped his teeth on the floor
They say, hey, now jokers
That's the way the news goes

If you want to see, yeah, see me
Well, baby, you know that I 'm not around
But if you want to feel, yeah, feel me
Why don't you just turn around
I'm by the window where the light is fake
She's my best friend, she's my best friend
Tell me baby now
She's my best friend, oh, she's my, she's my best friend
She's my best friend


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    General Commentoh wow i cant believe yet again im the first to make a comment again! isnt this song just so great its really sweet i sang it to my best friend before. And she laughed at me.
    trilbyluvon February 16, 2008   Link
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    General Comment1 comment?!? this is my favorite VU song. :(
    abgcunited11on January 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf you want to see me
    Sorry, but I 'm not around
    If you want to be me
    Turn around, I'm by the window where the light is

    quintessential VU.
    HWOntoFireon June 30, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningWell this song is about Lou Reed's best friend at the time; heroin. A lot of the lyrics kind of give it away, like:

    - "certainly not the average girl" (dope reference)
    - "She' my best friend, better than a dog or cat" (because heroin is better than a dog, maybe not a cat)
    - "Oh, it hurts to be that way" (he's coming down of his run)
    - "Oh, it hurts to know that you're that kinda fellow" (he's a junkie),
    - "Here's to Newspaper Joe, dropped his teeth on the floor Caught his hand in the door Guess that's the way the news goes" (another person overdosed)
    - "Turn around, I'm by the window where the light is" (he's shooting up)

    you get the rest...

    and song is so catchy
    airbottlereliefon October 26, 2011   Link

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