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Candy Says

As sung by Martin L. Gore
Martin's influential version appears on the Velvet Underground album "The Velvet Underground" [the third album] (released in 1969)


Candy says
I've come to hate my body
And all that it requires in this world Candy says
I'd like to know completely
What others so discreetly talk about

I'm gonna watch the bluebirds fly
Over my shoulder
I'm gonna watch 'em pass me by
Maybe when I'm older

What do you think I'd see
If I could walk away from me

Candy says
I hate the quiet places
That cause the smallest taste of what will be

Candy says
I hate the big decisions
That cause endless revisions in my mind

I'm gonna watch the bluebirds fly
Over my shoulder
I'm gonna watch 'em pass me by
Maybe when I'm older

What do you think I'd see
If I could walk away from me

Doo-doo-wah
Doo, doo-doo-wah
Doo, doo-doo-wah
Doo, doo-doo-wah
Doo, doo-doo-wah

(Thanks to Mr Love for the transcription)
Original
Written by Lou Reed


Candy says, I've come to hate my body
And all that it requires in this world

Candy says, I'd like to know completely
What others so discreetly talk about

I'm gonna watch the bluebirds fly
over my shoulder
I'm gonna watch 'em pass me by
maybe when I'm older

What do you think I'd see
if I could walk away from me

Candy says, I hate the quiet places
That cause the smallest taste of what will be

Candy says, I hate the big decisions
That cause endless revisions in my mind

I'm gonna watch the bluebirds fly
over my shoulder
I'm gonna watch 'em pass me by
maybe when I'm older

What do you think I'd see
if I could walk away from me

Doo-doo-wah
Doo, doo-doo-wah
Doo, doo-doo-wah
Doo, doo-doo-wah
Doo, doo-doo-wah
Doo