"Temptation Inside Your Heart" as written by and Lou Reed....
Somebody shut the door
I know where temptation lies
Inside of you heart
You can talk during this

I know where the evil lies
Inside of your heart
Well get out of here

If you're gonna try to make it right
You're surely gonna end up wrong
Wrong wrong wrong wrong
Ah!

That's the only chord I know
I know where the mirror's edge
Is inside of your heart
Motown

It's no even within five feet
Well if you're gonna make it right
You're surely gonna end up wrong
You don't look like Martha and the Vandellas
I'm just gonna start it all over again

Somebody get her out of here
Electricity comes from other planets
(It's not that a bad solo. Four times is pretty together)
(You can stay here)

I know where temptation lies
Inside of your heart
Yes he's ready

I know where the evil lies
Inside of your heart
Is he ready

Well if you're gonna make it right
You're surely gonna end up wrong

Oh the hole mess start again
Well New York buildings are very height
And not all offensive
Lock the door

Gonna carry on at infinite light, my dear
The Pope in the silver castle
Was that awful.
Hey, that's fine. That's it.


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"Temptation Inside Your Heart" as written by Lou A. Reed

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  • +2
    General CommentI think the background voice (is it Sterling?)represents the temptation and evil inside your heart that causes you to do the wrong thing when you try to make it right because he seems kind of mischievous and like he's causing trouble and Lou keeps telling him to get out. Maybe it's saying that temptation and evil can actually be funny if you don't take them too seriously. This song makes me laugh.
    thebodiesobtainedon April 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think they're just mucking about! But it's great fun. Who IS the other voice, anybody know for sure? It always sounded like John Cale to me, but I don't know when it was recorded so he might have left by then.
    morbid moragon October 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree that they were probably just mucking about...the voice is Sterling, I'm pretty certain, definitely not Cale, unless he was doing an NY accent just for the hell of it (he's Welsh..) Oh, and I always thought it was "razor's edge", not "razor's itch".
    seasicksarahon July 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can't for the life of me figure out what it's about but I love it anyway
    it's very fun.
    othatzsokewlon November 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure that is Lou answering himself...Anyways..'Electricity comes from other planets' is a great line!
    Maldoror81on August 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics are wrong.

    but im recently a fan of the velvet underground and i do like this song alot.
    rawr-im-a-tigeron January 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics are wrong.

    but im recently a fan of the velvet underground and i do like this song alot.
    rawr-im-a-tigeron January 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoesnt he say i know where the razors itch... somewhere?
    trilbyluvon February 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThank you very informative stuff. quotes9.com/">Best Famous Quotes
    wayiiboneon April 08, 2012   Link

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