Wildside

 

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch 1991

 

 

Ah yeah huh American the beautiful

huh yeah let me introduce y'all to the wildside

Annie was a high school cheerleader

Pom poms and bobby socks and no girl was sweeter

Come prom time everybody was on the line

All the fellas singing nickel and dime

Tales about love and lust and trust

But Annie took it in all in stride

Cause deep inside Annie had aspirations

Besides that, she had expectations

Wanted to be a chemical engineer

making 50 to 55 thousand a year

Her first year of college was a success

but along came Billy possessed and obsessed

He took Annie on a fatal date

and showed her things that made heart beats accelerate

Annie took a hit breathed two short breaths

one for life the last for death

Now she's gone a former valedictorian

Ended up becoming a topic for historians

Washed up dreams, shattered pride

All because Annie took a hit on the wildside

 

Do, do, do, dobido, do, do, do, dobido,

do, do, do, dobido, do, do, do, dobidodoooooooooo

 

Ron had enough of being broke every day

saying to himself. There's gotta be a better way

cause 9 to 5 wasn't worth the headaches

So Ron figured out a faster way to make money

Before you know it, he's a rich man

Gold on every finger of his hand

A brand new BMW. A condo. Ron ended up a john doe

A body was found in the alley but never claimed

Full of bullet holes but none to blame

Ron became another victim of homicide

because he chose to walk on the wildside

 

Do, do, do, dobido, do, do, do, dobido,

do, do, do, dobido, do, do, do, dobidodoooooooooo

 

Charles had everything going for him

A top paying job a good life. A good wife

A baby boy on the way any day

A gentleman attitude is all he displayed

Carol was the wife he loved and adored

Her family and friends treated him like an ambassador

One night on the other side of town

A police dispatcher picked up a weird sound

Charles on the car phone asking for help

Claiming a burglar shot his wife and himself

His pregnant wife lay slumped over

Dreams corrupt and a young life over

Extensive searches throughout the projects

put a lot of people through misery and wreck

Everyone a suspect till someone was found

Interrogated cause their skin was brown

Then there was Benny, guilty until proven so

but soon as the case started moving slow

what do you know, sure as a sea gull gets webbed toed

Charles was the culprit

The whole plot was an insurance scam

Charles and his brother came up with a plan

Kill carol collect a big check

Blame it on a black man. What the heck!

And just before the story was known

Charles had a feeling his cover was blown

so he jumped off a bridge

Committed suicide

This is how it is on the wildside!

 

Do, do, do, dobido, do, do, do, dobido,

do, do, do, dobido, do, do, do, dobidodoooooooooo

 

Little Tiffany. Only thirteen

Came to the city. Place of big dreams

Visiting family and friends for the summer time

Sitting on a mailbox, watching the boys climb trees

and the girls play hopscotch

So far her vacation was top notch

But of the blue a Mercedes at top speed

Gang bangers chasing the robbers on the stampede

Quick as a blink shots rang out loud

and a hail of bullets zipped through the crowd

One hit Tiffany and instantly she died

Innocently on the wildside

 

Do, do, do, dobido, do, do, do, dobido,

do, do, do, dobido, do, do, do, dobidodoooooooooo

 

 

Nico, Andy Warhol, Moe Tucker, Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, John Cale

 

 

 

Walk on the Wild Side

By Lou Reed 1972

 

 

 

Holly came from Miami FLA
Hitch-hiked her way across the
USA.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her leg and then he was a she
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side,
Said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side.

Candy came from out on the island,

In the backroom she was everybody's darling,

But she never lost her head

Even when she was given head

She said, hey baby, take a walk on the wild side
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
And the coloured girls go, doo doo doo, doo ...

Little Joe never once gave it away
Everybody had to pay and pay
A hustle here and a hustle there
New York city is the place where they said:
Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
I Said hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side

Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
Lookin' for soul food and a place to eat
Went to the Apollo
You should have seen him go go go
They said, hey Sugar, take a walk on the wild side
I said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side

Jackie is just speeding away
Thought she was James Dean for a day
Then I guess she had to crash
Valium would have helped that dash
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
I said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side
And the coloured girls say doo doo doo, doo ...

 

 

Factory personalities Candy Darling, Jed Johnson, Andy Warhol, Corey Tippin and Donna Jordan.

 

 

 

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