Can I have your autograph
He said to the fat blonde actress
You know I've seen every movie you've been in
From Paths of Pain to Jewels of Glory
And when you kissed Robert Mitchum
Gee but I thought you'd never catch him

Over the hill right now
And you're looking for love
You're over the hill right now
And you're looking for love
I'll come running to you
honey when you want me
I'll come running to yoy
honey when you want me

Can I have your autograph
He said to the fat blonde actress
You know I know everything you've done
Anyway I hate divorces
To the left is a marble shower
It was fun even for an hour

Your're over the hill right now
And you're looking for love
You're over the hill right now
And you're looking for love
I'll come running to you
honey when you want me
I'll come running to you
honey when you want me

Something's got a hold on me
And I don't know what

Something's got a hold on me
And I don't know what

It's the beginning of a new age
It's the beginning of a new age

It's a new age


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"New Age" as written by Lou Reed

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    General CommentThe live version is much more rewarding, conceptually speaking. The music is so organic and alive with energy. The ending is absolutely beautiful.
    reidbottorffon June 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone know who this song is about? Robert Mitchum is a great actor...
    hueberton June 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAccording to Wikipedia, this song is about the actress Kim Novak (who by no means was 'fat'!). Mitchum and Novak never starred in a movie together though, and the movie titles are also fictional. It's still a good song and a cool, if not sarcastic, homage to Kim.
    tinafeygirlon May 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it really about the actress in Vertigo?
    Catroaron October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI heard it was about Novak, but double checked and it was actually more likely a homage to Shelley Winters. More plausible seeing as she starred opposite Mitchum in "The Night of the Hunter"...
    Innisfreeon July 28, 2012   Link
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    General CommentApparently someone changed the Wikipedia entry since tinafeygirl posted, because now it says the song is considered "a sarcastic homage to actress Shelley Winters." I wonder if it was really intended to be "sarcastic" or if that's just a rather narrow-minded assumption on the part of the Wikipedia author, as in, "It's about someone admiring a fat woman, therefore it MUST be sarcastic." What I hear is, on the other hand, is a touching story about a lonely, aging woman who finds consolation with one of her fans. Sad but sweet. Also, according to at least one of his biographies, Reed dated a few "big" women in his youth, and if that's true, then obviously he didn't find the very idea of liking a fat woman utterly ridiculous.
    rosalyreon November 06, 2013   Link

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