"Kicks" as written by and Lou Reed....
Hey man, what's your style
How you get your kicks for living
Hey man, what's your style
How you get your adrenaline flowing now
How you get your adrenaline flowing

Hey man, what's your style
I love the way, try to call now
Hey man, what's your style
I ain't jealous of the way you're living
I ain't jealous of the way you're living
When you cut that dude with just a little mania
You did it so .. ah

When the blood comma' down his neck
Don't you know it was better than sex, now, now, now
It was way better than getting mean
'Cause it was the final thing to do, now
Get somebody to come on to you
And then you just get somebody to ..
To now, now, come on to you
And then you kill them
You kill them, now, now, cause I need kicks ...
I'm getting bored, I n-n-n-need now, now some kicks
Oh, give it, give it, give it to me now, kicks

You know, I love the way you drive your car now
Hey man, what's your style
I ain't jealous of the way you're living
Ain't jealous of the way you're living
When your slayed that cat that night
You did it so crudely, now
With that blood coming down his chest
It was way better than sex, now, now
It was way better than getting mean
It was the final thing to do
Get somebody to came, come on to you, then
Get somebody to come on to you
Better kill them now
Better kill him now, now
Yeah, kill him now, now
Kill him now, now
'Cause I need kicks
Yeah, n-n-n-n-n-n-n-need some kicks
N-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-need some kicks
Oh come on, give me kicks
Kicks, kicks ...



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    General Comment'hey man whats your style'

    death, killing and sex.... its lou at his best.
    ziggy_who?on July 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe thing I don't understand about this song is the need for the background chatter. Did Lou just think it would be cool? Is there some meaning to it? Like, at first it sounds like a party, so I thought maybe it was supposed to be the singer's character meeting a person at a party: a person who they've watched, who they know is unhinged like they are, the singer has witnessed this person in the act of killing, and wants to be their accomplice. Here's a dinner party in open space, and these two secluded people are talking about murder. Like "Who knows what those people in the back are talking about when you're at a big party?"
    Dokuroon January 20, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about HEROIN. It's not about actual killing, that's a metaphore for homosexual sex ("getting mean") and drug abuse. The blood coming down the neck and chest is the heroin spreading through the body, and it's "better than sex" and at the time it was the "final thing to do", and because how you felt immediately after, you had to get "somebody to come on to you". "I NEED some kicks", "Give it to me NOW"....

    The song comes form someone who has experimented with everything there is and now is looking for a new high.
    carloscernelloon October 29, 2013   Link
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    General Commentisn't it
    "When you cut that dude with that stiletto man, ya"
    skoricovicon November 17, 2013   Link
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    General CommentL.Reed "Kicks"
    First of all Lou Reed is one of my favorite artist and musicans.
    May Kicks means 'Heroin"(as well, it taste so sweeet)
    or a tribute about serials.
    bigbadwolf666on July 27, 2015   Link

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