"Sister Ray" as written by and John Cale Lou Reed....
Doug and Sally inside
They're cooking for the down five
Who're staring at Miss Rayon
Who's busy licking up her pig pen
I'm searching for my mainline
I said I couldn't hit it sideways
I said I couldn't hit it sideways
Oh, just like Sister Ray said
Live it on

Rosey and Miss Rayon
They're busy waiting for her booster
Who just got back from Carolina
She said she didn't like the weather
They're busy waiting for her sailor
Who says he's just as big as ever
He says he's from Alabama
He wants to know a way to earn a dollar
I'm searching for my mainline
I said I couldn't hit it sideways
I couldn't hit it sideways
Oh, just like Sister Ray said
Play on

Cecil's got his new piece
He cocks and shoots between three and four
He aims it at the sailor
Shoots him down dead on the floor
Oh, you shouldn't do that
Don't you know, you'll stain the carpet?
Now don't you know you'll stain the carpet
And by the way, have you got a dollar
Oh, no, man, I haven't got the time time
Too busy sucking on a ding-dong
She's busy sucking on my ding-dong
Oh, she does just like Sister Ray said
I'm searching for my mainline
I said I couldn't hit it sideways
Oh, couldn't, couldn't hit it sideways
Oh it, it just, just all over the floor, the floor

Now, who's that knocking
Who's that knocking on my chamber door
Now could it be the police
They come to take me for a ride ride
Oh, but I haven't got the time time
Hey, hey, hey she's busy sucking on my ding-dong
She's too busy sucking on my ding-dong
Oh, now, just like Sister Ray said
I'm searching for my mainline
I couldn't hit it sideways
I couldn't hit it sideways
Oh, just like


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"Sister Ray" as written by Maureen Tucker Sterling Morrison

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    General Commenterm, this song is not from Ian's mind, this is a Cover from Velvet Underground.
    Joy-Divisionon December 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentand what a cover it is.
    1fishon September 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou should hear their version of Louie Louie
    sydbarrett5on October 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYou've got to say that there aren't many songs about transvestites shooting up heroin, commiting murder and performing oral sex. The Velvet Underground orignal is amazing. A live studio recording that lasts over 17 minutes. The keyboard player goes off on one and turns up his amp way too high. It's genius. I've also got concert recordings that are completely different musically and last over 30 minutes.
    oakes12on July 05, 2011   Link

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