"I'm Sticking with You" as written by and Lou Reed....
I'm sticking with you
Cause I'm made out of glue
Anything that you might do
I'm gonna do too

You held up a stage coach in the rain
And I'm doing the same
Saw you're hanging from a tree
And I made believe it was me

I'm sticking with you
Cause I'm made out of glue
Anything that you might do
I'm gonna do too

Some people go
Into the stratosphere
Soldiers fighting
With the Cong

But with you by my side
I can do anything
When we swing
We hang past right or wrong

I'll do anything for you
Anything you want me too
I'll do anything for you
Oh I'm sticking with you
Oh I'm sticking with you
Oh I'm sticking with you


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"Im Sticking With You" as written by Lou A. Reed

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    General Commenti read somewhere that when this song came out it was so popular and sweet that even little kids were singing it in the playground cos its like a nursery rhyme.What i dont get is you people who complain about Moe not being a good singer - she doesnt have to be, it just works so well in the song! think about it - wouldnt all the charm and velvety-undergroundness be ruined if you got, like, this amazingly talented singer instead! yes!!!!you people...grrr....
    trilbyluvon February 16, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentbasically...i'm walking down the aisle to the last minute of this song
    paramaniaon October 19, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIf you listen to that "saw you hanging from a tree" verse it's a bit sick. She's seeing him as a highwayman who gets hanged & is she sticking with him & being hanged on the next gallows? No, she's making believe, cos she's not as daft as all that!
    I'm with the folks who like Moe's singing. It's an untrained, slightly uncertain voice & it fits this song.
    morbid moragon October 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmo tucker doesn't sound soo bad, her flat and innocent delivery is mad funny and compliment's lou reed pretty well. this is an excellent song, it really drives home the range and ability of lou reed's songwriting.. dirgy nightmare trip romps or sweet melodic little ballads, he pwn3d nonstop
    mostlikelymeon September 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentand isn't it "saw you hanging from a tree"???
    lenn9o9non September 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song could be about drug use 'sticking' can mean shooting up and holding up a stage coach could represent crimes someone commits to feed there addiction, hanging from a tree could be suicide, a metaphor for being conscious of your own demise "when we swing we hang past right and wrong" could mean that with that feeling of being 'close to death' you can kind of break the boundaries or go beyond trivial things like popular opinion thus not be affected by things happening around you like "soldiers fighting with the Cong". it is also common for people to get into drugs through peer pressure "I'll do anything for you, anything you want me to"
    denihilismon September 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMo's childlike singing goes perfectly with the irony of the song. Here is parable about how our culture glorifies crime and violence in a childrens' ditty. The references to the conflict over vietnam war and the nationalism of the moon landing set the historical period and counterculture mood. [btw the line here is quoted incorrectly. should read "moon people go into the stratosphere"] I love it.

    The lyrics here in the first verse are incorrect!
    should be:
    Saw you hangin from a tree
    And I made believe it was me

    that is, following the stagecoach robbery, the "you" was caught and hanged from a tree. "you" are dead.

    i also like denihilism's interpretation re heroin addiction.
    dahongdouon July 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMo also sang After Hours, at least it appears on a live set recorded in Paris in the 'Nineties.

    Both songs are 'uncomfortable' for people used to the vocal abilities of the other band members, but they have a certain charm.
    Libraquariuson November 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMo Tucker, you make me smile.
    Who needs a highet?
    Greyshoeson December 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgotta go with greyshoes - mo makes me smile - this song, and after hours - are both so sweet and simple. childlike. yeah.
    venus in furs 28on February 09, 2005   Link

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