"Waves Of Fear" as written by and Lou Reed....
Waves of fear, attack in the night
Waves if revulsion, sickening sights
My heart's nearly bursting, my chest's choking tight

Waves of fear, waves of fear

Waves of fear, squat on the floor
Looking for some pill, the liquor is gone
Blood trips from my nose, I can barely breathe
Waves of fear, I'm too scared to leave

Waves of fear, waves of fear
Waves of fear, waves of fear

I'm too afraid to use the phone
I'm too afraid to put the light on
I'm so afraid I've lost control
I'm suffocating without a word

Crazy with sweat, spittle on my jaw
What's that funny noise, what's that on the floor
Waves of fear, pulsing with death
I curse my tremors, I jump at my own step
I cringe at my terror, I hate my own smell
I know where I must be, I must be in hell

Waves of fear, waves of fear
Waves of fear, waves of fear

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"Waves of Fear" as written by Lou Reed Elizabeth Fraser

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    My InterpretationThis seems to be about anxiety+depression and/or drug withdrawals.

    I absolutely love Lou Reed's singing in this song, you can feel the desperation/anxiety in his voice, and it fits the lyrics perfectly.
    travbradon August 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentTotally about heroin withdrawal. Without a doubt
    Kidnapjesuson January 06, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI love this. Perfect b side to heroin. Tough,gritty as only lou reed can. Proves that lou simply tells it how it is and does not glamorise. Street level visions of biblical proportions and standout on a great album.
    Sheffield1on December 04, 2014   Link

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