Candy Says

Written by Lou Reed

 

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 all they so discretely talk about 

I'm gonna watch the blue birds 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 

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 blue birds 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