Daily Archives: August 15, 2011

A Busload of Faith: Lou Reed on Latterman Show


You can’t depend on your family
You can’t depend on your friends
You can’t depend on a beginning
You can’t depend on an end
You can’t depend on intelligence
You can’t depend on a god
You can only depend on one thing
You need a Busload of Faith to get by
You can depend on the worst always happening
You can depend on a murderer’s drive
You can bet that if he rapes somebody
There’ll be no problem having a child
And you can bet that if she aborts it
Pro-Lifers will attack her with rage
You can depend on the worst always happening
You need a Busload of Faith to get by
You can’t depend on the goodly hearted
The goodly hearted made lampshades and soap
You can’t depend on the Sacrament
No Father, no Holy Ghost
You can’t depend on any churches
Unless there’s a real estate you want to buy
You can’t depend on the air
You can’t depend on a wise man
You can’t find them because they’re not there
You can depend on cruelty
Crudity of thought and sound
You can depend on the worst always happening
You need a Busload of Faith to get by…

More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/reed_lou/#share
Lewis Allan “Lou” Reed[1] (born on March 2, 1942) is an American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer. He is best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and for his successful solo career, which spans several decades and crosses multiple genres. The Velvet Underground gained little mainstream attention during their career, but became one of the most influential bands of their era. As the Velvet Underground’s main songwriter, Reed wrote about subjects of personal experience that rarely had been examined so openly in rock and roll, including sexuality and drug culture.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Reed)

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