"All Tomorrows Parties" as written by and Lou Reed....
And what costume shall the poor girl wear
To all tomorrow's parties
A hand-me-down dress from who knows where
To all tomorrow's parties
And where will she go, and 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 tomorrow's parties
Why silks and linens of yesterday's gowns
To all tomorrow's parties
And what will 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 tomorrow's 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 tomorrow's parties


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"All Tomorrow's Parties" as written by Lou Reed

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    General Commentam I the first to comment on that? It's a nice song, rather unusual. I think It's about wearing a disguise and hiding your true feelings. Hence the "costume" and the "clown".
    peyton July 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I can see that, the days are the names of her various faces.
    Sundays clown is the one she is more often, mocked(clowns are mocked), miserable and ashamed(cries behind the door).
    So Sunday may be who she really is whereas thursday and monday are who she wears for all tomorrows parties.
    Maybe it's about Bipolar disorder or Narcissism, or something entirely different that I haven't though about yet.
    Rozhestvenskyon March 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentcan't find the Lou version. someone please tell me where I can find it!
    othatzsokewlon December 18, 2009   Link

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