Lou Reed - Kicks Lyrics




Hey man, what's your style
How you get your kicks for living
Hey man, what's your style
How you get your adrenalin flowing now
How you get your adrenalin flowing

Hey man, what's your style
I love the way, try to call now
Hey man, what's your style
I ain't jealous of the way you're living
I ain't jealous of the way you're living

When you cut that dude with just a little mania
You did it so, ... ah

When the blood comma' down his neck ...
Don't you know it was better than sex, now, now, now
It was way better than getting mean
'cause it was, the final thing to do, now
Get somebody to come on to you
and then you just get somebody to
to now, now, come on to you
And then you kill 'em, yeah
You kill 'em, now, now, cause I need kicks ...
I'm getting bored, I need, need, need, need now, now some kicks
Oh, give it, give it, give it, give it to me now, now, kicks

Hey man, what's your style
How you get your kicks for living
Hey man, what's your style
How you get your adrenalin flowing now, now, now, now, now
How you get your adrenalin flowing

Hey man, what's your style
You know, I love the way you drive your car now
Hey man, what's your style
I ain't jealous of the way you're living
Ain't jealous of, now, now, the way you're living

Hey, newspaper ...
You did it so, wow, crudely, now
With that blood coming down his chest
It was way better than sex, now, now
It was way better than getting mean
It was the final thing to do
Get somebody to came, come on to you, then
Get somebody to, ah, come on to you
Better kill them now
Better kill him now, now
Yeah, yeah, yeah, kill him now, now
'Cause I need kicks
I need some kicks
I'm getting bored
I need, need, need, need, need, need, need some kicks
Yeah, need, need, need, need, need, need, need some kicks
Oh, give it now, kicks
Yeah, need some kicks
Yeah, need some k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k, kicks
Oh, give it me now, now
Kicks, kicks, kicks, kicks ...





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  1. michael jordan

    someone’s gonna die

  2. Mike S

    Fuck i love this song ... listened to it a thousand times and still dig it so much .. much much much ..... kicks ...

  3. Ancient Vikram

    This song freaks the fuck outta me no lie

  4. UndergroundLists

    The genius of Lou Reed: Only 2 chords and barely singing, yet a fucking masterpiece.

  5. Jefferson Barbosa

    What happens in 1:58?

  6. JUAN CARLOS SALCEDA

    Alguien tiene "la duda" de que es Lou Reed, tiene ese poder de llevarte con él, sin poder decir que no!!!!!!!!!! Este disco me gusta mucho, el tema kicks, es descomunal.

  7. Feathermason

    shot Lou at Roskilde Festival many moons ago..he had a tough time on stage...but dang! it was Lou,,,

    K M

    shooting him was a bit harsh

    lessevdoolbretsim

    @K M
    Yes, I would even say unnecessary.

  8. A Guy

    Hey man, what's your style
    How you get your kicks for living
    Hey man, what's your style
    How you get your adrenalin flowing now
    How you get your adrenalin flowing

    Hey man, what's your style
    I love the way, try to call now
    Hey man, what's your style
    I ain't jealous of the way you're living
    I ain't jealous of the way you're living

    When you cut that dude with just a little mania
    You did it so, ... ah

    When the blood comma' down his neck ...
    Don't you know it was better than sex, now, now, now
    It was way better than getting mean
    'cause it's the final thing to do, now
    Get somebody to come on to you
    And then you just get somebody to
    To now, now, come on to you
    And then you kill 'em, yeah
    You kill 'em, now, now, cause I need kicks ...
    I'm getting bored, I need, need, need, need now, now some kicks
    Oh, give it, give it, give it, give it to me now, now, kicks

    Hey man, what's your style
    How you get your kicks for living
    Hey man, what's your style
    How you get your adrenalin flowing now, now, now, now, now
    How you get your adrenalin flowing

    Hey man, what's your style
    You know, I love the way you drive your car now
    Hey man, what's your style
    I ain't jealous of the way you're living
    Ain't jealous of, now, now, the way you're living

    Hey, newspaper ...
    You did it so, wow, crudely, now
    With that blood coming down his chest
    It was way better than sex, now, now
    It was way better than getting mean
    It was the final thing to do
    Get somebody to came, come on to you, then
    Get somebody to, ah, come on to you
    Better kill them now
    Better kill him now, now
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, kill him now, now
    'Cause I need kicks
    I need some kicks
    I'm getting bored
    I need, need, need, need, need, need, need some kicks
    Yeah, need, need, need, need, need, need, need some kicks
    Oh, give it now, kicks
    Yeah, need some kicks
    Yeah, need some k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k, kicks
    Oh, give it me now, now
    Kicks, kicks, kicks, kicks ...

    Mel Bee

    I believe it's "when you cut that dude with that stiletto. Man ya did it so uh chh." Not "with a little mania." For some reason Google gets a lot of Lou's lyrics wrong. I pasted the lyrics for a few tracks from Berlin and had to fix a bunch of them that were wrong. Not see why because they're not hard to understand but I guess Lou's entire career was based on people misunderstanding him so why should now be any different? Lol

    Twin Peaks Fan Club

    @Mel Bee "When you cut that dude with that stiletto, Man ya did it so uh, cheap like BACKGROUND VOICES" "Well that thing about."

    James Warhol

    @Twin P- "You did it so , ah, cheaply"...............Pass Through Fire, pg 174, The Collected Lyrics, LOU REED.

  9. M M

    Ain't jealous of the way they are livin ! Absolutely !!

  10. ubermench1000

    Murder is a very selfish thing to do, and a social faux pas in most cultures.

    Willman Musicman

    you mean faux pas,right?Love that spelling!

    M M

    Yeh But It's Cool.

    ubermench1000

    @Willman Musicman OOPS ,Eh its gay ,I mean french so really it's cooler to miss spell it anyway.

    ubermench1000

    Exactly ! Speaking or spelling gay(oops I mean french) improperly is cool. The french piss real American off.

  11. ubermench1000

    RIP Rocker of the interzone .

    sewerslide 665mg

    is that a naked lunch reference...

    ubermench1000

    @sewerslide 665mg Yup, pretty good you get an A.

  12. evolutionary transgression

    It’s all about how Lou Reed plays with space between the licks of the second guitar, background chatter and occasional laughter makes you seem like you’re there with him (see the 1:59 mark especially, where there’s a loud commotion following Lou Reed’s “When the blood comin’ down his neck”). It contains one of Lou Reed’s most passionate verbal deliveries, machine gunning (“I n-n-n-n-need now, now some kicks”) his way through lines as the song gets faster (or at least seems to). 
    –marsbars Oct 27 2013

    ubermench1000

    Hey man whats your style ?

    Mike S

    Lou is the master of dark emotion ... got to love it ...

    Mike S

    @ubermench1000 hey man ,... how you get your kick kick kicka kicks for a living .... ?? do you do it with style while getting high .... ( and you gotta love that bass line running through it just like a beating heart ..... ) that song at when was about 15 helped me convince myself drugs were kool ... plus rock n roll animal ..... station to station ... wagging school , a 6pack and a budda stick or blob hash or a double o cap best smack .... all while still at college ......... clearlights barrells or hoffmans ..... and always the latest greatest album to put on to listen to .... long plays .... lps ... most were masterpieces .... we would listen to what and who ever back then ,,,,.?. No musiic stereo typing , no my friends wont like it so i cant(like the silly young trendys do now) .... we used listen to lou reed coney island baby to rorys irish tour 74 to cat stevens tea for the tilllerman .... deep purple to t rex to led zeperlin to the moody blues .... tim buckley live in LA 74...... what happened .... now its from a one hit wonder to the next ... none are truely capable of a stunning lp ..... llet alone 3or 4 lps in 2to 3 yrs .... probably why my album collection is huge but old ... and yes it gets added to .... but to have the true top 100 lps in there .... only a small % would be after 2000 ....