"My House" as written by and Lou Reed....
The image of the poet's in the breeze
Canadian geese are flying above the trees
A mist is hanging gently on the lake
My house is very beautiful at night

My friend and teacher occupies a spare room
He's dead - at peace at last the Wandering Jew
Other friends has put stones on his grave
He was the first great man that I had ever met

Sylvia and I got out our Ouija Board
To dial a spirit - across the room it soared
We were happy and amazes at what we saw
Blazing stood the proud and regal name Delmore

Delmore, I missed all your funny ways
I missed your jokes and the brilliant things you said
My Dedalus to your Bloom
Was such a perfect wit
And to find you in my house
Makes things perfect

I really got a lucky life
My writhing, my motorcycle and my wife
And to top it all off a spirit of pure poetry
Is living in this stone and wood house with me

The image of the poet's in the breeze
Canadian geese are flying above the trees
A mist is hanging gently on the lake
Our house is very beautiful at night

Our house is very beautiful at night
Our house is very beautiful at night
Our house is very beautiful at night


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"My House" as written by Lou Reed

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    General CommentNo comments?! This is probably Lou's most beautiful, sincere post-Velvets song. It pays tribute to one of his biggest influences - Delmore Schwartz - while Lou is living in isolated domestic bliss with his wife Sylvia.

    'The Blue Mask', despite its thrashing, frustrated, existentially morbid title-track, is one of the most beautiful, blissful and heartfelt albums ever cut by anyone, and is essential listening for anyone who wants a glimpse of 'the real Lou Reed', in the same way that 'Blood on the Tracks' offers a glimpse of 'the real Bob Dylan', or 'Tunnel of Love' ditto 'the real Bruce Springsteen'.
    as2191on March 25, 2013   Link

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