Lou Reed - Egg Cream Lyrics




When I was a young man, no bigger than this
a chocolate egg cream was not to be missed
Some U Bet's Chocolate Syrup, seltzer water mixed with milk
you stir it up into a heady fro, tasted just like silk

You scream, I steam, we all want egg cream
You scream, I steam, we all want egg cream

Now you can go to Junior's, Dave's on Canal Street
and I think there's Ken's in Boston
there must be something in L.A.
But Becky's on Kings Highway, was the egg cream of choice
and if you don't believe me, go ask any of the boys

You scream, I steam, we all want egg cream
You scream, I steam, we all want egg cream

The only good thing I have to say about P.S. 92
was the egg cream served at Becky's, it was a fearsome brew
For 50 cents you got a shot, choco bubbles up your nose
that made it easier to deal with knife fights
and kids pissing in the street

You scream, I steam, we all want egg cream
You scream, I steam, we all want egg cream

So the next time you're in Brooklyn, please say hello for me
at Totonno's for Pizza and ice cream at Al and Shirley's
But mostly you go to Becky's, sit in a booth and say hello
and have two chocolate egg cream, one to stay and one to go

You scream, I steam, we all want egg cream, ah
You scream, I steam, we all want egg cream
You scream, I steam, we all want egg cream





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  1. Adam Hansen

    The only thing this song is missing is a corned beef sandwich

  2. JUAN CARLOS SALCEDA

    Otra obra maestra del maestro. Nos engaña con este primer tema, pero me parece bien m, encantado de escuchar todo el disco,.

  3. Caverman

    higher! higher!

  4. Anna Raff

    <3 <3 <3 Me and my sister used to meet our dad sometimes at the donut shop on fifth avenue and ninth street and get egg creams. I tried to think I liked chocolate the best, but really vanilla was so good and better I think. I love Lou Reed, I still can't believe he's dead and isn't somehow going to come rescue me on his motorcycle, even though that was not really his personality at all, hahaha!

  5. Peppi Gunther

    Een oude rare man

  6. Daniel Hayes

    New York Grunge. Haven't heard this grunge since "White Light White Heat".

  7. Joesph Schramm

    I tried my first egg last week. Was always turned off by the name. Damn, what a great beverage. Been trying to perfect it at home.
    Love and miss Lou

  8. Seanonymous

    An oral history of the NY Egg Cream
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMGiOumwljY

  9. mushy

    Any idea what Lou wants?

    OscarBravoUSA

    One of the great all-time Jewish rockers, Lou's referring to the homemade beverage - you can't get it in a bottle - made with U-Bet chocolate syrup, whole milk, and seltzer water. It's sometimes called a New York egg cream but, however you call it, there's nothing like it.

    Matt Aaron

    @OscarBravoUSA holy fuck schlomo! Can you straighten your curls just a little?

  10. Peter Müller

    just some Abo from Ger. Lou and his Egg Cream - 'just perfect'

  11. James Hicks

    with a guitar and amp str8/w both p/us or the neck on a strat and a little tweaking
    i bet

  12. ConstitutionallyJ

    Get well soon, Lou. How did you get that distinctive guitar tone on this track? It reminds me of the sound of the NYC subway.