Lou Reed – I’m Waiting for the Man (May 1965 Demo) Lyrics

I’m Waiting for the Man (May 1965 Demo) Lyrics By Lou Reed

“I’m Waiting for the Man”
Words and music, Lou Reed

I’m waiting for the man
Twenty-six dollars in my hand
Up to Lexington 125
Feel sick and dirty, more dead than alive
I’m waiting for the man

Hey white boy, what you doing uptown?
Hey white boy, you chasing our women around?
Oh, pardon me sir, nothing could be further from my mind
I, I’m just waiting for a dear, dear friend of mine
I’m waiting for the man

Here he comes, he’s all dressed in black
PR shoes and a big straw hat
(Come along, thank you)
He’s never early, he’s always late (I’ll catch up next time)
First thing you learn is that you always gotta wait
I’m waiting for the man
(I’ll solo if you don’t mind)

Up to a brownstone, up three flights of stairs
Everybody’s pinned you but nobody cares
He’s got the works and gives you a sweet taste
Then he’s gotta leave because he’s got no time to waste
I’m just waiting for my man

Baby, don’t you holler, darling, don’t you bawl and shout
I’m feeling good, and you know I’m gonna work it on out
I’m feeling good, oh, I’m feeling real fine
Until tomorrow, but that’s just some other time
I’m waiting for the man