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Lou Reed lyrics : "Edgar Allan Poe"

These are the stories of Edgar Allan Poe
not exactly the boy next door
He'll tell you tales of horror

then he'll play with your mind
if you haven't heard of him
you must be deaf or blind


These are the stories of Edgar Allan Poe
not exactly the boy next door


He'll tell you about Usher
whose house burned in his mind

his love for his dear sister
her death would drive him wild
The murder of a stranger

the murder of a friend
the callings from the pits of hell
that never seem to end


These are the stories of Edgar Allan Poe
not exactly the boy next door

These are the stories of Edgar Allan Poe
not exactly the boy next door


The diabolic image of the city and the sea
the chaos and the carnage that reside deep within me
Decapitations, poisonings, hellish not a bore

you won't need 3D glasses to pass beyond this door

Edgar Allan Poe

not exactly the boy next door

No Nosferatu Vincent Price or naked women here

a mind unfurled, a mind unbent is all we have here
Truth, fried orangutans flutter to the stage
leave your expectations home

And listen to the stories of Edgar Allan Poe

We give you the soliloquy the raven at the door

flaming pits the moving walls no equilibrium
No ballast, no bombast
the unvarnished truth we've got

mind swoons guilty
cooking ravings in a pot


Edgar Allan Poe
not exactly the boy next door
Edgar Allan Poe

not exactly the boy next door

Tell-tale heart a rotting cask

a valley of unrest
a conqueror worm devouring souls
keep the best for last

Rings for Annie Lee
as Poe's buried alive
regretting his beloved's death in

all her many guises

These are the stories of Edgar Allan Poe

not exactly the, not exactly the boy next door
Edgar Allan Poe
not exactly the boy next door

These are the stories of Edgar Allan Poe
not exactly the boy next door
Edgar Allan Poe


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