Add Explanation
Add Meaning
$album_name
$date_release
$writer_name
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Lou Reed – Foot Of Pride lyrics

(Bob Dylan)
Like the lion tears the flesh off of a man
so can a woman who passes herself off as a male
They sang "Danny Boy" at his funeral and the Lord's Prayer
preacher talking 'bout Christ betrayed
Like the earth just opened and swallowed him up
reached too high, was thrown back to the ground
You know what they say about bein' nice to the right people on the way up
sooner or later you gonna meet them comin' down
Oh, there ain't no comin' back when your foot of pride come down
ain't no comin' back
Oh, no, comin' back when your foot of pride come down
ain't no comin' back
They got a brother named James, don't forget faces or names
sunken cheeks and his blood is mixed
He looked straight into the sun and said revenge is mine
but he drinks, and drinks can be fixed
Sing me one more song, ha, about ya love me to the moon and the stranger
and your fall by the sword love affair with Erroll Flynn
In these times of compassion when conformity's in fashion
say, one more stupid thing to me before the final nail is driven in
Oh, there ain't no comin' back when your foot of pride come down
hey, hey, hey, hey
Oh, baby, ain't no comin' back when your foot of pride come down
hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, ain't no comin' back
There's a retired businessman named Red ...
cast down from heaven and he's out of his head
He feeds off of everyone that he can touch
he said he only deals in cash or sells tickets to a plane crash
Not somebody that you play around with much Miss Delilah is his
a Philistine is what she is, She'll do wondrous works with your fate
Ah, Feed you coconut bread, spice buns in your bed
if you don't mind sleepin' with your head face



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/l/lou_reed/foot_of_pride.html

  • Email
  • Correct

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements, writing song meaning or creating lyrics explanation.

      Featuredlyrics

      Explain

      [an error occurred while processing the directive]