Lou Reed | ‘Walk on the Wild Side’
Produced by David Bowie, the lyrics, describing a series of individuals and their journeys to New York City, refer to several of the regular “superstars" at Andy Warhol’s New York studio, The Factory; namely Holly Woodlawn, Candy Darling, Joe Dallesandro, Jackie Curtis and Joe Campbell (referred to in the song by his nickname Sugar Plum Fairy).
"Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something."
(Source: wordsalawidder, via mermaidsongs)