Music Friday #25: “Walk on the Wild Side” by Lou Reed – Sultry Girl


Sultry girl looks up from her mirror

Spies the world flitting by

Thinks I’m all but ready to go.

Her eyes and lips smell of magic

Intrigue and mystery from every pore

She thinks who shall it be tonight

Some guys just want mystery

But everyone loves the magic.

On the street she is queen

Strutting her stuff,

Flaunting for all to see

It’s all lust and carnal desire.

Men stop and stare from cars

Wondering if they could afford

This woman, this enigma strolling along.

For this is her domain

Her kingdom

Her body language says

Go home if you can’t play the game.

Sultry girl looks up

Sees the stopped red car

A hand comes forth

Cash bills in his hand

She approaches and makes the deal.

Driving off she sets the man wild

Never once cracks a smile

She’s a pro through and through.

After in her mirrored room

She counts her cash

Strips off her face

Puts on fluffy slippers

An old chenille gown

Looks again into her reflection

Puts back her homely smile

Calls to her dad

Is he ready for tea?


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9 Responses to Music Friday #25: “Walk on the Wild Side” by Lou Reed – Sultry Girl

  1. Good stuff. There are two sides — even if we only see/want to see one.
    Even a goddess has fluffy slippers on off days.

  2. julespaige says:

    We have many roles, wear many masks. Different jobs, different perspectives.
    Nicely done.

  3. Mandy says:

    You nailed that walk on the wild side, Michael. Wow. I listened to the song while reading this (a couple of times). I loved your ending, and so thankful she had a place to go home to, a dad to make tea for . . .powerful stuff.

  4. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    This is such a riveting read – love the fact that you have shown two sides 🙂

  5. It’s true. It’s impossible to dive all the way down, beyond the black crevasse, to know another soul completely. Is it humbling or comforting?

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