Street Hassle - Lou Reed

    - Waltzing Matilda -

    Waltzing Matilda whipped out her wallet
    Sexy boys smiled in dismay
    She took out four twenties, 'cause she liked brown figures
    Everybody screamed for a day
    Oh, babe, I'm on fire and, you know that I admire your body
    Why don't we slip away - hey
    Although I'm sure you're certain, it's a rarity me flirtin'
    She la la la this way - hey
    Oh sha la la la la - sha la la la - hey
    Baby, come on, let's slip away
    Luscious and gorgeous, oh what a hunk of muscle
    Call out the National Guard
    She creamed in her jeans as he picked up her knees
    From off of the formica topped board
    And cascading slowly, he lifted her wholly and boldly
    Out of this world
    And despite people's derision proved to be more than diversion
    Sha la la la la later on and then sha la la la la la
    He entered her slowly and showed her where he was coming from
    And then sha la la la la he made love to her gently
    It was like she never ever come
    And then sha la la la la when the sun rose and he made to leave
    You know sha la la la la, sha la la la la
    Neither one regretted a thing

    - Street Hassle -

    Hey, that cunt's not breathing
    I think she had too much of something or other
    Hey, man, you know what I mean
    I don't mean to scare you
    But you're the one who came here
    And you're the one who's gotta take her when you leave
    I'm not being smart or trying to be pulling my part
    And I'm not gonna wear my heart on my sleeve
    But you know people get emotional
    And sometimes they just don't act rational
    They think they're just on TV - sha la la la, man
    Why don't you just slip her away
    You know. I'm glad that we met man
    It was really nice talking
    And I really wish there was a little more time to speak
    But you know it could be a hassle
    Trying to explain myself to a police officer
    About how it was that your old lady got herself stiffed
    And it's not like we could help
    But there's nothing no one could do
    And if there was, man, you know I would have been the first
    Only, someone turns that blue
    Well, it's a universal truth
    And you just know: That bitch will never fuck again
    By the way, that's really some bad shit
    That you came to our place with
    But you ought be more careful round the little girls
    It's either the best or it's the worst
    Since I don't have to choose, I guess I won't
    And I know, This is no way to treat a guest
    But why don't you grab your old lady by the feet
    And just lay her out in the darkest street
    And by morning, she's just another hit and run

    You know, some people got no choice
    And they can never even find a voice
    To talk with that they can even call their own
    So the first thing, that they see
    That allows them the right to be
    Why, they follow it
    You know, it's called bad luck

    - Slip Away -

    Believe me, that's just a lie
    That's what she tells her friends
    There's a real song, the real song
    She won't even admit it to herself
    Narrow heart, the song let's the people know
    It's a painful song
    It'll only say the truth
    It lasts for sad songs
    Twenty for wish
    Wish it won't make it so a pretty kiss and a pretty face
    Can't have it's way
    There're tramps like us who were born to pay

    Love has gone away
    And there's no one here now
    And there's nothing left to way
    But, oh, how I miss him, baby
    Oh, baby, come on and slip away
    Come on, baby, why don't you slip away

    Love has gone away
    Took the rings of my fingers
    And there's nothing left to say
    But, oh how, oh how I need you, baby
    Come on, baby, I need you baby
    Oh, please don't slip away
    I need your loving so bad, baby, please don't slip away

    Marco Giunco
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