"Men Of Good Fortune" as written by and Lou Reed....
Men of good fortune, often cause empires to fall
While men of poor beginnings, often can't do anything at all
The rich son waits for his father to die
The poor just drink and cry
And me I just don't care at all

Men of good fortune, very often can't do a thing
While men of poor beginnings, often can do anything
At heart they try to act like a man
Handle things the best way they can
They have no rich daddy to fall back on

Men of good fortune, often cause empires to fall
While men of poor beginnings, often can't do anything at all
It takes money to make money they say
Look at the Fords, but didn't they start that way
Anyway, it makes no difference to me

Men of good fortune, often wish that they could die
While men of poor beginnings want what they have
And to get it they'll die
All those great things that live has to give
They want to have money and live
But me, I just don't care at all

Men of good fortune
Men of poor beginnings



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"Men of Good Fortune" as written by Lou Reed

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    General CommentYes, definitely a wrist slitter (in a good way). He really covers all the bases and leaves no possible room for any positivity to creep in. And the scary thing is that it's all true. Well there are exceptions...
    thebodiesobtainedon April 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentin my opinion this song is the centrepiece in an incredible album. although it doesn't directly refer to the couple, i feel it's a very important part of the story.
    grazbosson July 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHoly God, how is there not a comment here? This song is so angry and just stunning.
    wolfmother_rockethon August 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe bass is badass and you wont hear me speak about the lyrics, theyre beyond brilliant
    Kevnon December 15, 2008   Link

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