There are people who will passionately argue that this is a song about heroin addiction, but Lou Reed always said it was about a lovely day in Central Park with his fiancée.  Of course, that raises a number of questions, too.

For some reason, the verse

Just a perfect day
You made me forget myself
I thought I was
Someone else– someone good…

always hits me hard.  It’s one of the saddest lines I’ve ever heard.

I’d love to hear Weezer cover this song.  As far as I know, they never have.

Full lyrics HERE.

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