"All Tomorrow's Parties" as written by and Lou Reed....
And what costume shall the poor girl wear
To all tomorrows parties?
A hand-me-down dress from who knows where
To all tomorrows parties?

Where will she go, what shall she do
When midnight comes around?
She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown
And cry behind the door

And what costume shall the poor girl wear
To all tomorrows parties?
Why silken trimmings of yesterday's gown
To all tomorrows parties?

What shall she do with Thursday's rags
When Monday comes around?
She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown
And cry behind the door

And what costume shall the poor girl wear
To all tomorrows parties?
For Thursday's child is Sunday's clown
For whom none will go mourning

A blackened shroud, a hand-me-down gown
Of rags and silks, a costume
Fit for one who sits and cries
For all tomorrows parties


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    General CommentThis song was originally performed by Lou Reed.
    marquiceriseon February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMan, the lyrics are amazingly wise. They somehow remind me of Cinderella..
    carrotkinson June 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentUh, no, it was originally performed by Nico with the Velvet Underground on the CD "The Velvet Underground & Nico". Lou Reed may have later done it, but it was originally done while he was still in the band.
    .Three.Lefts.on June 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMan, the lyrics are amazingly wise. They somehow remind me of Cinderella..
    carrotkinson June 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMuch better than the Velvet Underground original. Incredible vocals yet again from Sylvian.
    partenopeion December 21, 2009   Link

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