"The Wanderlust" as written by and James Shaw Emily Haines. Lou Reed is the male voice in this song....
I've been sleepwalking
Through the railway station
Wake me up
When they call my destination

Where I've been
I was bound to leave behind
All device and all disease was mine

I'm speeding out of reach
Oh, you're the one I had to meet

I never wanted to go home
Wanderlust will carry us on
There was nothing there for me
Wanderlust will carry us on
In a high rise on my own
I've been on the highways for so long
Looking out in a mirrored balcony
Wanderlust will carry us on

Will there ever be a place for you and me?
Wanderlust

I'm rolling in for a seven day weekend
Living up again to my old reputation
Can you cover me
'Cause I got no armor
Keep on moving down the line
Keep on going further

I'm speeding out of reach
Oh, you're the one I had to meet

I never wanted to go home
Wanderlust will carry us on
There was nothing there for me
Wanderlust will carry us on
In a high rise on my own
I've been on the highway for so long
Looking out at a mirrored balcony
Wanderlust will carry carry carry us on
I don't know where to go now, I got nowhere to hide
Nowhere to go, nowhere to be
I don't know where to go now, I got nowhere to be
Oh, wanderlust will carry us on

Walk fifty city blocks down but they always find us
Wanderlust will carry us on
Will there ever be a place for you and me
Wanderlust will carry us on
Will there ever be a place for you and me


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"The Wanderlust" as written by James Shaw Emily Haines

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    General CommentIf you can figure out that line I had trouble with, please let me know and I'll change it.

    Also, I've seen other sites saying the line is "Wanderlust will carry your song", so if it's decided that is the correct line, it will also be edited.
    smileforthecameraon June 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about someone that always wants to go forward. In doing so, that tends to leave people behind and leave one without a true sense of a place that resembles "home". In the song, the singer encounters someone also "moving forward", but perhaps from another direction, and when they "collide", she realizes,"Oh, you're the one I had to meet"--this person is EXACTLY whom she needed. And now that they have found each other, she asks, "Will there ever be a place for you and me?" (As to say, "will there ever be a home for you and me".) And in reply, he gives her the most beautiful answer, singing, "Wanderlust will carry us on", as to say, "Our wanderlust IS our home. Perfect.
    vengeforon December 22, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis was the last good song Lou Reed recorded, (unless your a Metallica fan)
    RoverIACon January 10, 2014   Link

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