It sounds like a simple, slow song about having a great day drinking in the park and going to a movie in the evening.
It's such a perfect day I'm glad I spent it with you
As it says in Wikipedia: the song's lyrics are often considered to suggest simple, conventional romantic devotion.
And it could be about drug addiction. If you read the lyrics as a song about drugs, then he’s saying that it’s a “perfect day” because he’s taking heroin.
The line: You just keep me hanging on, could be talking about his addiction. The drug makes him feel so good that he wants to keep taking it.
Also these lines could also be about how he feels when he takes heroin:
You made me forget myself I thought I was someone else Someone good
Reading some comments online it seems that some people think this is just a beautiful happy song. But I agree with the people who think it’s quite depressing and it’s about how heroin helps him forget the troubles in his life … but he knows it’s only temporary and eventually it will catch up with him.
As someone wrote on the site Song Meanings: the lyrics seem to imply that he feels worthless, and can only experience happiness through temporary escapes.
Apparently Osaka prefecture isn’t doing so well financially. Last month an elderly woman decided she wanted to help out. She said she was a fan of the governor and wanted to support him. So she walked to the governor’s office with a backpack full of cash – one hundred million yen. She gave the governor the money, then they took a photo together and had a 20-minute chat. The governor said he was surprised and grateful and promised to make sure the donation was put to good use.
And that was Stick News for Friday the 10th of April. Kia ora.
This is the lift which goes up to the top of the Annupuri ski field. It’s called Jumbo Number 4. And this is the view from the top. So beautiful.
Word of the Day
Today’s word is reap.
To sow means to plant an area with seed. And to reap means to harvest the crop.
So you reap what you sow is literally true, because whatever seeds you plant will be what grows. But it’s actually an idiom which means that you have to deal with the bad effects or results of something which you originally started.
At the end of the song, Lou Reed sings: You're going to reap just what you sow.
So it sounds like he’s saying that he knows that he will eventually have to deal with the bad effects of taking heroin.
conversations with sarah
He’s still alive
Tim Lou Reed died of a heroin overdose, didn’t he? ルー・リードはヘロインの過剰摂取で死んだんだよね？
Sarah No, he’s still alive. いいえ、まだ生きていますよ。
Tim Oh, is he? そうだった？
Sarah Yeah. はい。
Tim Oh, I must have been thinking of someone else. あー、誰か違う人と間違えているな。
Sarah Yeah, some musicians have died after taking heroin, like Jim Morrison and Sid Vicious. うん、ヘロインで死んだミュージシャンはジム・モリソンとかシド・ヴィシャスとか。
Tim I’m sure I heard something about Lou Reed overdosing. ルー・リードがオーバードースしたって聞いたと思ったけどな。
Sarah Oh, yeah, I think there was a hoax about that a while ago. うん、そのいたずらの噂、以前あったと思うよ。