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.