"There She Goes Again" as written by and Lou Reed....
There she goes again
She's out on the streets again
She's down on her knees, my friend
But you know she'll never ask you please again

Now take a look, there's no tears in her eyes
She won't take it from just any guy, what can you do
You see her walkin' on down the street
Look at all your friends she's gonna meet
You better hit her

There she goes again
She's knocked out on her feet again
She's down on her knees, my friend
But you know she'll never ask you please again

Now take a look, there's no tears in her eyes
Like a bird, you know she would fly, what can you do
You see her walkin' on down the street
Look at all your friends that she's gonna meet
You better hit her

Now take a look, there's no tears in her eyes
Like a bird, you know she will fly, fly, fly away
See her walking on down the street
Look at all your friends that she's gonna meet
She's gonna bawl and shout
She's gonna work it
She's gonna work it out, bye bye
Bye bye, bye bye bye b b b baby
All she's all right


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"There She Goes Again" as written by Lou Reed

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    General CommentI don't know if you're right... unless you read that in a bio or something. I see the song as the story of an abusive boyfriend or husband whose girldfriend/wife is gaining too much freedom. It is told from the perspective of the voices in his head who say, "She'll never ask you 'please' again," so "You better hit her."
    Spideryon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thought that at first too, but if you look at the velvets' track record... and when she's 'down on her knees' I don't think she's tying her shoes if you know what i mean!
    Coney_island_babyon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a girl having an orgasm
    2worldon October 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with Spidery. i say its about a girl who maybe was in some type of abusive relationship? or with a man who wasnt neccessarily good to her. or a guy she broke up with, or the other way around which ever "theres no tears in her eyes"...

    "you better hit her".

    i love that line though.
    and yeah that "bye bye b-b-b-bye bye bye baby awwwwwwwwwwwww"
    lovely.
    lizamrtnzon June 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentabout a guy whose ex is starting to see other people

    maybe with some abusive undertones
    kac7835on September 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis could be an abuser losing his lover to freedom, promiscuity/prostitution, drugs, etc., or just losing the relationship.

    This could also be about a D/s relationship in which the dominant is watching his girl repeat this undesirable pattern. He is logically processing the situation and coming to terms with it. She'll never again submit to him, or come back begging his forgiveness (no tears in her eyes, she'll never ask him please again), so what can he do?

    If he is to rectify matters, he needs to "hit" her. To "hit" her could be taken as literal, but could also mean to step it up and take care of the situation (or her emotional and physical "needs"). While he may feel naturally compelled to take corrective action, he ultimately realizes that her recidivism is terminal, she is lacking remorse, and that she will never again submit to him (she'll never ask him "please" again). There's nothing he can do about that, so he releases her.
    poorgirlon October 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnoone can make spousal abuse as fun as lou reed.
    scottjefferieson April 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm with SirRaustusBear. To me its about a woman who, for a long time was in a position of powerlessness and was forced to engage in degrading sexual acts and various other things, but has been able to raise herself out of that powerlessness by the same acts, and now holds a degree of freedom and power:
    But you know she'll never ask you please again
    as well as the line
    She won't take it from just any guy, what can you do
    Roughitson September 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentRated 0 I think she is just someone he sees on the street and she could be a prostitute but she may not.

    I think the main theme is the guy's insecurity about his ability to have a girl which to him means controlling her. He doesn't even have her(she won't take it from just any guy) he's afraid he's just any guy, but he's already petrified he'll lose her if he could get her.

    He is afraid that if she was seeing him but around other men they would show her that he isn't so great (look at all your friend's that she's gonna meet). Gonna implies he doesn't yet have her. He's only confident that his friends are better than he is.

    The idiot's best recourse is to hit her and keep her out of public, but that's just pathetic like he is.

    Ultimately he is totally insecure and she is outside his ability to control whether he was with her or not.
    hallogalloon December 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAn insecure, abusive boy who's about to lose his promiscuous girlfriend?
    I don't think she's a prostitute, she's just starting to become more free.
    I think when he says she's "on her knees" he's forcing her to perform sex acts for him? And when he says there's no tears in her eyes, I think she's gotten used to it and she's stopped caring about what he does because she's had enough of him.
    othatzsokewlon July 22, 2009   Link

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