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"Walk On The Wild Side" is a cover by Ängie, released on May 13th, 2020, originally released by Lou Reed on 1972. The cover was posted with a video on Youtube as a surprise to fans, and wasn't offiially released on streaming platforms.

Theme

The song is a tribute to Andy Warhol’s “factory” of friends and superstars from the New York underground. The song weaves a soft, soothing melody with lyrics about about drugs, transsexuality, cross-dressing, prostitution, and oral sex. The title is a reference to Nelson Algren’s 1956 novel “A Walk on the Wild Side”.

Video

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Holly came from Miami, FLA
Hitchhiked her way across the U.S.A
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she

[Chorus]
She says, "hey babe, take a walk on the wild side"
Said, "hey honey, take a walk on the wild side"

[Verse 2]
Candy came from out on the Island
In the backroom she was everybody's darling
But she never lost her head
Even when she was giving head

[Chorus]
She says, "hey baby, take a walk on the wild side"
Said, "hey babe, take a walk on the wild side"

[Refrain]
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo, doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo, doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo, doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo

[Verse 3]
Little Joe never once gave it away
Everybody had to pay and pay
A hustle here and a hustle there
New York City is the place where they said

[Chorus]
"Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side"
I said, "hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side"

[Verse 4]
Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
Looking for soul food and a place to eat
Went to the Apollo
You should have seen them go go go

[Chorus]
They said, "hey sugar, take a walk on the wild side"
I said "hey babe, take a walk on the wild side"
Alright, huh

[Verse 5]
Jackie is just speeding away
Thought she was James Dean for a day
Then I guess that she had to crash
Valium would have helped that dash

[Chorus]
She said, "hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side"
I said, "hey honey, take a walk on the wild side"

[Refrain]
Alright, doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo, doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo, doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo, doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo

Trivia

  • Ängie recorded and edited the video for the cover in one day with her friend Natasa Slisket.
  • This is the secord studio cover that she does for a Lou Reed song.
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