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”

“I’m going to watch the blue birds fly
Over my shoulder
I’m going to watch them pass me by
Maybe when I’m older
What do you think I’d see
If I could walk away from me”

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 going to watch the blue birds fly
Over my shoulder
I’m going to 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, but sung by bassist Doug Yule “as a matter of circumstance”, according to guitarist Sterling Morrison:

… when we did the third album, we were in the midst of touring the West Coast. During any interludes in that tour, we’d run into the studio, and that always tore Lou’s voice up. If he sounded particularly froggy, just to get the track complete or get a vocal on there, we would have Doug sing it. He did a fair amount of singing on the third album and the explanation was purely physiological.”

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