"Tenderloin" as written by and Lanier....
I come to you in a blue blue room
By some abuse and some heart
You raise the blinds say, "Let's have light on life,
Let's watch it fall apart. Let's watch it fall apart."

Night time flowers, evening roses
Bless this garden that never closes
Treat her gently, treat her kind
Tenderloin will last all night

I'm feeling hungry, have another line
So faith is taken up
You raise your eyes say, "That's just like life,
There's never quite enough. There's just never quite enough."

Night time flowers, evening roses
Bless this garden that never closes
Treat her gently, treat her kind
Tenderloin will last all night

I come to you in a blue blue room
By some abuse and some heart
You raise the blinds say, "Let's have light on life,
Let's watch it fall apart. Let's watch it fall apart."


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    General CommentIt's about a prostitute.
    internalnoiseon October 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIt's about Cocaine. A tenderloin is the best cut of Cocaine you can buy.
    "You raise the blinds say, "Let's have light on life,
    Let's watch it fall apart. Let's watch it fall apart." Is basically saying to watch it, your life will fall apart if you don't take it easy with the stuff.
    "Treat her gently, treat her kind
    Tenderloin will last all night" Being conservative and only doing a line when you need it, it will last you all night.
    briancraig81on March 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI assume that you are all aware of the band's and untilmately Allen's very personal relationship with Patti Smith. Sometimes we project our own sins upon our idols and neglect the fact of their own [ersonal existence free from our preconceived perceptions. If we look at the timing of certain tunes, the actual time of the writing of a lyric here or there and the concurrent events, well..we might just see something more insightful than a line of coke and a whore as the night burns into dawn...or maybe not.
    DocAnswerManon August 18, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationConsidering it was 1975 when Tenderloin was written, cocaine would make sense as to the songs meaning.
    Or..., cocainewith a prostitute in a blue blue room !?!
    noseboneon July 25, 2015   Link

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