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I think that it is not necessarily correct to believe that the songwriter himself is fully conscious of what he is writing about. If we know that Perfect Day - Lou Reed - Transformer (CD was using drugs at the time, this could have subtly influenced the creative process. Injecting heroin would create a sudden onset and a shorter duration of effects, but the effects of opiates that Album) have used gradually unfold over a period of 12 hours, thus creating a "perfect day" which comes to a peaceful resolution after "dark.
In my experience, you may look back at the end and think "that was a perfect day". It doesn't matter what you are doing. I could be running errands, visiting friends, or becoming very introverted as described in the song.
One would certainly be content doing mundane activities like going to the zoo or seeing a movie. The repeated references to "home" could refer to the anticipation of lying down at the end of the day and experiencing what is known as "the nod".
Drugs distinct from the workday routine. Time to be completely free with no responsibilities. Drugs as a solace to get through all the BS. The bittersweet mood is felt with mild guilt buried beneath the high and the knowledge that things won't stay so "perfect". I see the song as very uplifting, but that is just my own bias as I see using drugs as an ethical choice to avoid getting caught up in the evils of society. The evil is seen in all types of relationships and in work, but more than anything in romantic relationships.
Competition, Perfect Day - Lou Reed - Transformer (CD, environmental destruction, greed, manipulation, phoneyness. Drugs stand apart from all this, hence making you "forget yourself" your ego and habits and see yourself as "someone good" spiritually pure. Forget your neuroticism. Be very polite and agreeable. More social, never getting angry or frustrated.
Literally savouring the the abundant poppy harvest and spreading the joy to other people in the park. A gift from god.
Or gradually sinking into physical addiction and having your life fall apart around you what did you expect? Lazy day with your girlfriend or lazy day on opiates. Whatever interpretation best resonates with you.
It's not that different really. An intimate relationship that creates comfort and feelings of peaceful transcendence; or a selfish, addictive insular thing with many potential ways for the magic to wear off and a reluctance to accept the inevitability of this happening one way or another.
I think that the song also describes modern, first world problems. One thinks "I really have nothing to complain about", but there is that creeping sense of malaise. Things can get really stressful, but at the end of the day it's not that important if people think that you're a big shot. You're not going to go hungry or wind up in a war zone.
You anticipate your free time, but when it comes you get bored or self destructive. Even when you get the job and the girlfriend, there is still something missing. Society offers you small entertainments for a Saturday afternoon such as going to the zoo or going to a movie. Addictions to drugs or generic romance are an escape, but they may only exacerbate the monotony of it all. I certainly hope you've managed to kick this addiction -- I have never tried heroin, but it sounds like getting off the stuff is damn near impossible.
I will say a prayer for all addicts. God bless you. General Comment It isn't really all that important whether the song was written about shooting up or a person. The beauty is in its ambiguity. If Lou stated that the song was written about heroin, than we'll have to believe him, but it is of no consequence. There are times in everyone's life when you feel like just finding a way to forget your problems and feel good for a while.
You don't need to have an addiction to be a very disturbed person, or to be going through a tough time. Sometimes, the people you see every day in the street are the ones fighting inner battles.
So this song, about junk or whatever, is sad in that he is not facing his problems and trying to be a better person, although he obviously realizes that his life has gon awry somewhere along the way. Lou Reed is one of the best writers of this century.
He has this amazing style - like he's writing some paranoid and depressed children's book. It's all very simple, but so brilliant because of it. He uses the classic names Jack and Jane in Sweet Jane, just like in those crappy books you used to get in school - i. See jack. See the ball. See Jack kick the ball - only it's 'See Jack. See Jill. See Jack hit Jill. No Replies Log in to reply. General Comment Not a lot of people commented on the depressing side of this song.
I think in the begining it's a love song, but by the end the love fades and you see the emptiness behind it. General Comment It's very much about heroin. Besides Lou saying so. If you've had a habit for long enough, it's obvious who "you" is, who he spends all his days with.
Reed's most passionately engaged album on all fronts — vocally, lyrically and on guitar. Listen to this one with headphones on. Since so much of Reed's art is his projection of attitude, "Take No Prisoners" is actually one of his most essential albums. But it's still a good gateway for Reed beginners. Has frustrating moments of overproduction and stretches where it lacks dynamic range, but also contains some outstanding writing.
Tuinal: The recorded voices of children crying and screaming on "The Kids. In retrospect, the production feels a touch dated and the music not quite as peppy as it once sounded. Tuinal: The minute marsupial sex treatise, "Like a Possum. Ann's Warehouse" : Live concert recording of the songs from Reed's "Berlin" album, marred by his declining voice.
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