"I Heard Her Call My Name" as written by and Lou Reed....
Here she comes now, now
Gone, gone, gone
Ready, ready, ready, ready, ready
Got my eyes wide open

Ever since I was on cripples Monday
Got my eyeballs on my knees, Aww my baby walkin'
After hours with Mad Mary Williams
Said she never understood a word from me, because...

I know that she cares about me
I heard her call my name
And I know that she's long dead and gone
Still she ain't the same
When I wake up in the morning mama
I heard her call my name
I know that she's gone, gone, gone
I heard her call my name
And then my mind split open...

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"I Heard Her Call My Name" as written by Lou Reed

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    General Commentthis is on the White Light/White heat album (but you knew that already), and comes in immediatly after 'here she comes now', which is really slow and chilled out. in that song it sounds like he's trying to get a gurl to come, and in this one it suddenly screams: here she comes now now
    gone gone gone
    ready ready ready ready ready
    got my eyes wide open
    --these lines sounds like she finally has come. don't know about the rest of the song, but you know... if she's calling his name...
    Coney_island_babyon February 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"And my mind split open..." Then it really does split the listener's mind open with the craziest solo ever recorded. Lou does not get enough credit as a guitarist.
    PeaceFrog33on December 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe music in the opening reminds me of some parts of Sister Ray. Then again, this whole album reminds me of itself.
    octopuseyeson February 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAuditory hallucinations?
    Cynothoglyson March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe it's about necrophilia in a way.
    Gwyllon May 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRight. The song refers to a girl that a singer used to know when she was alive...But somehow managed to call him after her death.
    kaplanon August 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya, the free improv so is a blistering mind fuck. lou reed was a big fan of cecil taylor and ornette coleman in his early days. if this were any other band i wouldnt think it was about necrophilia. he also uses the dirtiest, grimiest distortion on his guitar, and its just fuckin awesome.
    scottjefferieson April 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerfect follow up to Here She Comes Now.
    JanDukeson March 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIf you get the 45th anniversary addition of this album, it comes with some bonus tracks and I was happy to find that you can get the original recording before the lead was amped up. You can actually hear the bass and rhythm guitar much better next to the lead.
    IrishMan44on November 05, 2014   Link

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