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Lou Reed Ennui with Lyrics in Description

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Published on Feb 10, 2018

Track 6 from his fourth solo album “Sally Can’t Dance” released in 1974 copyright RCA Records. It was recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, with a backing band made up of some of the finest session musicians available. Written by Lou Reed and produced by Steve Katz & Lou Reed. RIP Pentti Glan & Lou Reed. Featuring:

Lou Reed – Lead vocals, acoustic guitar on “Billy”
Danny Weis – Lead & rhythm guitars, tambourine & background vocals
Doug Bartenfeld - Rhythm guitars
Michael Fonfara – Piano, organ & mellotron
Prakash John – Bass & background vocals
Doug Yule – Bass on “Billy”
Pentti “Whitey” Glan – Drums
Ritchie Dharma – Drums on “Kill Your Sons” & “Ennui”
David Taylor, Lou Marini, Trevor Koehler, Jon Faddis, Alan Rubin, Alex Foster & Lew Soloff – Horns
Paul Fleischer – Sax on “Billy”
Steve Katz – Harmonica
Michael Wendroff – Background vocals
Joanne Vent – Background vocals

All the things you said, you thought I was dead
Everything made me feel aware
Ah, you're gettin' old, you're doin' things
You're losin' your hair

All of the things that you used to believe in
Turned out to be true, you're guilty of reason

You're the kind of person that I could do without
And certain kinds of money would make you see what it's all about
There's a first time for everything
And the first one's on me, don't you see?

All of the things that your old lover said
Look at them, they jump out of windows and now they're just dead
It's the truth, don't you realize?

Faded without any talent or fun
Running out on the streets, balling anyone
It's the truth, it's the truth

Pick up the pieces that make up your life
Maybe someday you'll have a wife and then alimony
Oh, can't you see?

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