"Heavenly Arms" as written by and Lou Reed....
Heavenly arms reach out to hold me
Heavenly arms entice you to dance
In a world of ill will, the dancers are still
Heavenly arms reach out to me

Heavenly arms, soft as a love song
Heavenly arms bring a kiss to your ear
In a world that seems mad, all the dancers seem sad
Heavenly arms reach out to me

Sylvia, Sylvia, Sylvia, Sylvia,
Heavenly arms come to my rescue
Only a woman can love a man
In a world full of hate, love should never wait
Heavenly arms reach out to me

Heavenly arms, strong as a sunset
Heavenly arms, pure as the rain
Lovers stand warned of the worlds impending storm
Heavenly arms reach out to me

Sylvia, Sylvia, Sylvia, Sylvia

(Heavenly arms reach out to hold me)
(Sylvia, you mean so much to me)
(Heavenly arms reach out to hold me)
(Sylvia, you mean so much to me)
(Heavenly arms reach out to hold me)
(Sylvia, you mean so much to me)
(Heavenly arms reach out to hold me)


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"Heavenly Arms" as written by Lou Reed

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    General CommentHmmm...interesting, seems to be continued in that one part in Sweet Jane, when he says, "Heavenly wine and roses...."
    Phrogexon December 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis one's dedicated to Lou's then wife Sylvia Morales. She also designed the cover album. Lou mentions Sylvia in the opening track too: "My House"
    Basstianon April 04, 2013   Link
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    General Comment"Only a woman can love a man"? Not true, obviously. He was repudiating the side of himself that loved men - which makes this song unwittingly heartbreaking in a way.
    rosalyreon April 29, 2014   Link

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