Candy says

Posted for Photo Hunt 110 – candy. Not a picture, but a song by the Velvet Underground in video (thank you, Youtube) and text below.

Candy says I’ve come to hate my body
And all that it requires in this world
Candy says I’d like to know completely
What others so discreetly talk about

Candy says I hate the quiet places
That cause the smallest taste of what will be
Candy says I hate the big decisions
That cause endless revisions in my mind

I’m gonna watch the bluebirds fly over my shoulder
I’m gonna watch them pass me by
Maybe when I’m older
What do you think I’d see
If I could walk away from me

(Written by Lou Reed, released on the Velvet Underground’s 3rd album titled The Velvet Underground in 1969. The person referred to is Candy Darling, transsexual star of two Andy Warhol films.)

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About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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2 Responses to Candy says

  1. zeynepankara says:

    Thank you. What a nice blog atmosphere this is. I am excited! xx

  2. suburbanlife says:

    This was so beatiful and so moving. thanks, James. G

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