“Sad Song” – Lou Reed

The closing song from Lou Reed’s perversely depressing masterpiece from 1973 “Berlin.”

Key lyrics: “Staring at my picture book … She looks like Mary, Queen of Scots … She seemed very regal to me … Just goes to show how wrong you can be … I’m gonna stop wastin’ my time … Somebody else would have broken both of her arms”

Leave it to Lou to write something both uplifting and completely creepy and depressing at the same time. Apparently, this was written and recorded during a particularly bad bender on Lou’s part. Ironically, it was immediately after the huge commercial success of the “Transformer” album.

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