Walk on the Wild Side Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Lou Reed
Original Band
Lou Reed

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock MTV New York New York US September 12, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock & the Soft Boys Largo Los Angeles California US April 11, 2001
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 28, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK March 03, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK March 05, 2021

Lyrics

Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.
Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she

She says, "Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side"
Said, "Hey, honey
Take a walk on the wild side"

Candy came from out on the Island
In the back room she was everybody's darling
But she never lost her head
Even when she was giving head

She says, "Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side"
Said, "Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side"

And the colored girls go
"Doo do doo do doo do do doo..."

Little Joe never once gave it away
Everybody had to pay and pay
A hustle here and a hustle there
New York City's the place

Where they said, "Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side"
I said, "Hey, Joe
Take a walk on the wild side"

Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
Looking for soul food and a place to eat
Went to the Apollo
You should've seen them go, go, go

They said, "Hey, sugar
Take a walk on the wild side"
I said, "Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side", alright
Huh

Jackie is just speeding away
Thought she was James Dean for a day
Then I guess she had to crash
Valium would have helped that bash

She said, "Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side"
I said, "Hey, honey
Take a walk on the wild side"

And the colored girls say
"Doo do doo do doo do do doo..."