"I'm Waiting for the Man" as written by and Lou Reed....


I'm waiting for the man

Twenty six dollars in my hand

Up to Lexington, One Two Five

So sick and dirty more dead than alive

I'm waiting for the man


Hey white boy, what you doing uptown?

Hey white boy, you're chasing all the women around

Oh pardon me sir it's furthest from my mind

I'm just looking for a good friend of mine

I'm waiting for the man


Here he comes, he's all dressed in black

PR shoes, and a big straw hat

He's never early, he's always late

First thing you learn is that you've always got to wait

I'm waiting for the man


Brown stone building and three flights of stairs

Nobody stops you 'cause nobody cares

He's got the works and he gives you sweet taste

But then you've got to split because you've got no time to waste

I'm waiting for the man


Baby don't you holler, darling don't you scream and shout

I'm feeling good, I'm going to work it on out

I'm feeling good, I'm feeling so fine

Until tomorrow but that's just another time

I'm waiting for the man


I'm waiting for the man

Twenty six dollars lying there in my hand

Up to Lexington, One Two Five five

So sick and dirty more dead than alive

I'm waiting for the man






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"I'm Waiting for the Man" as written by Lou Reed

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    General Commenti'd just like to point out that this isn't a bowie song, it's a velvet underground song....written by lou reed who is bowie's friend, but now i sound like a pretentious bastard....sorry
    stupidrocker09on July 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah its a Velvets song. its about waiting for the dealer to get you your drugs and coming back home and your old lady bitching at you for doing drugs.
    KILBYon March 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentBowie did a cover of this song, it's on the Almost Famous soundtrack.

    And, yeah, it's about waiting for a drug dealer.
    mirandomon December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLet's not forget that Moe Tucker (the Velvet's drummer) also did a cover on her "I Spent a Week There the Other Night" album.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    elwynon August 29, 2007   Link

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