"Edie (Ciao, Baby)" as written by and Ian Robert/duffy Astbury....
Always said you were a youthquaker, Edie
A stormy little world shaker
Oh, Warhol's darling queen, Edie
An angel with a broken wing

The dogs lay at your feet, Edie
Oh, we caressed you cheek
Oh, stars wrapped in your hair, Edie
Life without a care
But your not there

Oh, caught up in an endless scene
Yeah, paradise a shattered dream
Oh, wired on the pills you took, Edie
Your innocence dripped blood, sweet child

The dogs lay at your feet, Edie
Oh, we caressed your cheek
Oh, stars wrapped in your hair
Oh, life without a care
Ciao baby

Shake it, boy

Oh, sweet little sugar talker
Paradise dream stealer
Oh, Warhol's little queen, Edie
An angel with a broken wing, oh

The dogs lay at your feet, Edie
Oh, we caressed your cheek, well
Stars wrapped in your hair
Life without a care yeah, yeah, yeah

Don't you know paradise takes time?
Ciao baby, yeah
Ciao baby
Ciao baby, yeah
Ciao baby

Lyrics submitted by sammy_sammy226

"Edie (Ciao Baby)" as written by William Duffy Ian Robert Astbury

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  • +1
    General CommentPretty much , their all time best song IMHO, its about blonde little number called Edie Sedgewich from Andy Warhols (FilM) Factory. Dylan visited the factory as a guest of ANdy and thats when Edie's life started going down the pooptube...

    When Bob Dylan's interest in Edie Sedgewick started to grow, his friends and his manager often asked Edie how much money she was earning. Edie started to talk to factory friends and to think about her future acting potential - at one point this was raised with Andy Warhol. Edie began to argue with Warhol about the money that she was paid to star in his films. Edie had been convinced, by Dylan's friends, that Warhol was making a substantial amount of money from his films and could afford to increase her payments. Warhol explained to her that he was not making money from the films but it did not matter, Edie had already decided that she was being undervalued and decided to leave the factory for good, telling friends that she had signed a contract with Albert Grossman, Dylan's manager.
    sammy_sammy226on September 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought it was "A wind caressed your cheek." That's what it sounds like to me, anyway.
    XR650Ron September 15, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a complete assesment of the song, kinda kills other comments!!! I will say, fab production, so atmospheric in a great pair of headphones
    nagromnaion January 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentQuite the sad story about Edie Sedgewick, and to me always shows how an industry can destroy someone.
    ultimatemusicon March 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe factory wasent jjust for film
    and you cant really call her blonde, because before and after the factory she was brunette.
    but yeah this song is good, and its about edie. who is really a unique and beautiful person. tragic too.
    toomanyhumanson November 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is, on the surface, about Edie Sedgwick of Andy Warhol fame, and her quick rise to fame, the consumption of her persona by users and posers, and her ultimate demise after losing herself...

    Ian Astbury has said he identified very much with Edie's life and how she got caught up in it all-- used and abused-- and wrote the song about himself.

    Beautiful song.
    psychoticfunremoveron December 20, 2009   Link

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