Friday, March 18, 2011

Waiting for my Man

The Velvet Underground song seems to fit the mood of this shot; it should be noted however, that this shot was taken on the opposite side of the city of the place that is indicated (125th and Lexington) in the song.  This shot was taken near the corner of 2nd and Houston on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  This shot contains quite a bit of detail and is best if viewed large, you may do so by clicking the image…

I'm waiting for my man
Twenty-six dollars in my hand
Up to Lexington, 125
Feel sick and dirty, more dead than alive
I'm waiting for my man

Hey, white boy, what you doin' uptown?
Hey, white boy, you chasin' our women around?
Oh pardon me sir, it's the furthest from my mind
I'm just lookin' for a dear, dear friend of mine
I'm waiting for my man

Here he comes, he's all dressed in black
PR shoes and a big straw hat
He's never early, he's always late
First thing you learn is you always gotta wait
I'm waiting for my man

Up to a Brownstone, up three flights of stairs
Everybody's pinned you, but nobody cares
He's got the works, gives you sweet taste
Ah then you gotta split because you got no time to waste
I'm waiting for my man

Baby don't you holler, darlin' don't you bawl and shout
I'm feeling good, you know I'm gonna work it on out
I'm feeling good, I'm feeling oh so fine
Until tomorrow, but that's just some other time
I'm waiting for my man

Song: Waiting for my Man, from the album Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

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