Waiting For My Man
(The Riot Squad version)

(Lou A. Reed)

I'm waiting for my man
Twenty-six dollars in my hand
Up to Lexington One Two Five
So sick and dirty more dead than alive
I'm waiting for my man

Hey white boy, what you doing uptown?
Hey white boy, you chasing the women around?
Oh pardon me sir, it springs to my mind
I'm just looking for a good friendly behind
I'm waiting for my man

Here he comes, he's all dressed in black
Creole shoes and a big straw hat
He's never early, he's always late
First thing you learn is that you've always gotta wait
I'm waiting for my man

Dirty brownstone, up three flights of stairs
Nobody's tried to pin you, nobody cares
He's got the works gives you sweet taste
Then you gotta spit because you've got no time to waste
I'm waiting for my man

Baby don't you holler, honey don't you ball and shout
I'm feeling good, I know I'm gonna work it on out
I'm feeling good, I feel so fine
Until tomorrow but that's just another time
I'm waiting for my man

To walk me home

Recorded with The Riot Squad at the Decca Studios, Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead on 5th April 1967. Sessions produced by Gus Dudgeon.