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"Like A Possum"
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album _Ecstasy_
(Lou Reed, 2000)

written by Lou Reed
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        Good morning, it's possum day
        feel like a possum in every way
        like a possum

        Possum whiskers, possum face
        possum breath and a possum taste
        ooohhh, like a possum

        Possum tales, possum eyes
        possum bones, possum thighs
        oh, like a possum

        Possum shots, possum runs
        possum sleeps to possum drums
        calm as an angel

        Good morning, it's possum day
        I feel like a possum in every way
        like a possum

        Wake up with a possum smile
        look at me, look at this smile
        like a possum

        Things are all right, don't worry about this
        my mind's amiss, I've lost the kiss

        My smile is leaden, my gait is rubber
        and I say as one possum to another like a possum
        calm as an angel

        The only thing I hope to never see
        is another possum in this tree
        playing possum

        Just like a possum

        I got a hole in my heart the size of a truck
        it won't be filled by a one-night fuck

        Slurping and squeezing ain't it just my luck
        got a hole in my heart the size of a truck
        the size of a truck

        The devil tried to fill me up but my down was high
        as the sky is up, ah
        ain't that just my luck
        calm as an angel

        Smoking crack with a downtown flirt
        shooting and coming 'til it hurts
        calm, calm, ah, calm
        calm as an angel

        They're mating like apes in the zoo
        ah, one for me and one for you
        wouldn't it just be lovely

        Another useless night in bed, ah, ah
        by the Hudson River, the roller-bladers giving head
        used condoms float on the river edge's head

        Wouldn't it be lovely
        wouldn't it be lovely

        I got a hole in my heart the size of a truck
        it won't be filled by one-night fuck
        like a possum
        like a possum

        Ah
        calm as an angel

        You know me I like to dance a lot
        with different selves who cancel out
        one another
        I'm the only one left standing

        One likes muscles, oil and dirt
        and the other likes the women with the butt that hurts
        like a possum

        Devil tried to fill me up
        but my down was high as the sky is up
        calm as an angel

        I got a hole in my heart the size of a truck
        and it won't be filled by a one-night fuck
        like a possum

        You know me I like to drink a lot
        and carry on
        don't know which self will show up, ah
        over the 5 a.m. sun, -

        - The moon is shining
        over the docks shining
        ooohhh, calm as an angel

        Girls in the market know what I'm about
        they pinch their nipples and they lift their skirts, ah
        with a pierced tongue licking below a stained T-shirt

        Look at this smile

        My mind's amiss

        Smoking crack with a downtown flirt
        shooting and coming 'til it hurts
        calm, calm

        Sitting on a curb I throw a rock
        at the passing meat market trucks
        it's just my luck
        I'm the only one left standing

        Now you know me I like to drink a lot, ah
        only one left standing

        The girls in the market know what I'm about
        they pinch their nipples and they lift their skirts
        licking below a stained T-shirt
        calm as an angel

        Smoking crack with a downtown flirt
        shooting and coming baby 'til it hurts
        wouldn't it be, wouldn't it be

        Wouldn't it be love
        wouldn't it be lovely
        calm as an angel

        Got a hole in my heart the size of a truck
        it won't be filled by one-night fuck

        Ain't it just my luck
        I got a hole in my heart the size of a truck

        Another useless night in bed
        walk down the Hudson River getting head
        calm, calm, calm, calm, calm as an angel

        Don't know why baby, I'm still here strong
        and fearless in the outside air
        I'm the only one left standing

        I'm the only one
        the only one
        the only one left standing

        I'm the only one
        I'm the only one
        left standing
        calm as an angel

        I'm the only one
        I'm the only one, the only one
        left standing
        calm as an angel

        Shooting an coming 'til it hurts
        o'holy morning

        Calm as an angel



* all the strings downtuned a half-tone

 1d# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from e to d#)
 2A# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from B to A#)
 3F# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from G to F#)
 4C# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from D to C#)
 5G# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from A to G#)
 6D# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from E to D#)



intro   {A}{D}{A}{A}   guitar
        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   bass
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   drums
        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{D}{A}{A}
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        {A}{D}{A}{A}

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Good morning, it's possum day ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Possum whiskers, possum face ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Possum tales, possum eyes ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Possum shots, possum runs ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Good morning, it's possum day ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Wake up with a possum smile ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Things are all right, don't worry about ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (My smile is leaden, my gait is rubber ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (The only thing I hope to never see ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (- possum)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (I got a hole in my heart the size of a ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Slurping and squeezing ain't it just my ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (The devil tried to fill me up but my ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Smoking crack with a downtown flirt ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (They're mating like apes in the zoo ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Another useless night in bed, ah, ah ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (- lovely, wouldn't it be lovely, I got a -)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (- hole in my heart the size of a truck ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Ahhh, calm as an angel)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{D}{A}{A}

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (You know me I like to dance a lot ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (One likes muscles, oil and dirt ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Devil tried to fill me up ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (- hole in my heart the size of a truck ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (You know me I like to drink a lot ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (- The moon is shining, over the docks ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Girls in the market know what I'm about ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Look at this smile)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (My mind's amiss)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{D}{A}{A}

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Smoking crack with a downtown flirt ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{D}{A}{A}

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Sitting on a curb I throw a rock ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{D}{A}{A}

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Now you know me I like to drink a lot ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (The girls in the market know what I'm ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Smoking crack with a downtown flirt ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (- Love, wouldn't it be lovely ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (- hole in my heart the size of a truck ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Ain't it just my luck ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Another useless night in bed ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Don't know why baby, I'm still here ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (I'm the only one, the only one ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (- only one, I'm the only one left ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (- only one, I'm the only one ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Shooting an coming 'til it hurts ...)

        {A}{D}{A}{A}

        {A}{D}{A}{A}   (Calm as an -)
        {A....         (- angel)




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They are the exact words he sings,
not just lyrics I copied from the booklet.



Like a possum
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Good morning it's Possum Day
Feel like a possum in every way
like a possum
Possum whiskers, possum face

Possum breath and a possum taste
Oohh, like a possum

Possum tales, possum eyes
Possum bones, possum thighs
Oohh, like a possum
Possum shots, possum runs
Possum sleeps to possum drums
Calm as an angel

Good morning it's Possum Day
I feel like a possum in every way
Like a possum
Wake up with a possum smile
Look at me!
Look at this smile
Like a possum

Things are all right don't worry about this
My mind's amiss I've lost the kiss
My smile is leaden, my gait is rubber
And I say as one possum to another
Like a possum
Calm as an angel
The only thing I hope to never see
Is another possum in this tree
Playing possum
Just like a possum

I got a hole in my heart the size of a truck
It won't be filled by a one night fuck
Slurping and squeezing ain't it just my luck
Got a hole in my heart the size of a truck
The size of a truck

The devil tried to fill me up but my down was high
As the sky is up
Aahh, ain't that just my luck
Calm as an angel
Smoking crack with a downtown flirt
Shooting and coming 'til it hurts
Calm, calm, calm as an angel

They're mating like apes in the zoo
One for me and one for you
Wouldn't it just be lovely

Another useless night in bed
Ah, ah, by the Hudson River
The rollerbladers giving head
Used condoms float on the river edge's head
Wouldn't it be lovely
Wouldn't it be lovely
I got a hole in my heart the size of a truck
It won't be filled by one night fuck
Like a possum
Like a possum
Ooohhh, calm as an angel

You know me I like to dance a lot
With different selves who cancel out one another
I'm the only one left standing
One likes muscles, oil, and dirt
And the other likes the women with the butt that hurts
Like a possum

The devil tried to fill me up
But my down was high as the sky is up
Calm as an angel
I got a hole in my heart the size of a truck
And it won't be filled by a one night fuck
Like a Possum

You know me I like to drink a lot
And carry on
don't know which self will show up
Over the 5 A.M. sun, the moon is shining
Over the docks shining
Oo, calm as an angel

The girls in the market know what I'm about
They pinch their nipples and they lift their skirts
With a pierced tongue licking below a stained tee shirt

Look at this smile

My mind's amiss

Smoking crack with a downtown flirt
Shooting and coming 'til it hurts
Calm, calm

Sitting on a curb I throw a rock
At the passing meat market trucks
It's just my luck
I'm the only one left standing

And you know me I like to drink a lot
The only one left standing
The girls in the market know what I'm about
They pinch their nipples and they lift their skirts
Licking below a stained tee shirt
Calm as an angel
Smoking crack with a downtown flirt
Shooting and coming baby 'til it hurts
Wouldn't it be
Wouldn't it be
Wouldn't it be love
Wouldn't it be lovely
Calm as an angel

Got a hole in my heart the size of a truck
It won't be filled by one night fuck
Ain't it just my luck
Got a hole in my heart the size of a truck

Another useless night in bed
Walk down to the Hudson River getting head
Calm calm calm calm calm as an angel
Don't know why baby I'm still here
Strong and fearless in the outside air
I'm the only one left standing
I'm the only one, the only one
The only one left standing

I'm the only one
I'm the only one left standing
Calm as an angel
I'm the only one
I'm the only one
The only one left standing
Calm as an angel

Shooting an coming 'til it hurts
O, holy morning

Calm as an angel


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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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