Iggy Pop. Avenue B/I Felt the Luxury
I Felt the Luxury
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 She sat on the pavement
 As I pulled in the drive
 Wearing leopard skin velvet
 And shiny black eyes
 "She looks like a sleeper"
 Said my wife at the time
 She had curls like Delilah
 And a smile like the sun
 She held my poor corpse
 Like she'd never be done
 And the caption in my mind said
 "This is the one"
 But I'm strong and I'm disciplined
 And I avoided her for years
 —Till one night, as usual
 With my heart full of tears
 A hand touched my back
 And she was standing right there
 Then I felt the luxury of her
 I felt the luxury of her
 I felt the luxury of her
 I felt the luxury
 Whispering
 Whispering

 Now I'll try hard to tell things just like they is
 How my life was a desert before she came
 in
 And wrecked it and ripped it and rubbed my
 nerves thin
 How I liked to see her little feet pad around
 the house
 The way she curled up quietly on the couch
 I can still see her in my mind that way now
 Aah I felt the luxury of her
 I felt the luxury of her
 I felt the luxury of her

 Well time went by quickly
 And her confidence grew
 And she wanted this and that
 And she wanted those too
 And she wouldn't shut up
 And one day I just blew up
 Now she's in the hospital
 For the second time
 Maybe she'll die
 Maybe I'll cry
 Therapists would say
 "You're in denial"
 But love became inconvenient
 Love became a literal drag
 Very bad for business
 I'd be better off a fag
 She's a model de sport
 That I can't afford
 —Cause I'm a practical American
 From the Middle-West
 And I can piss on a grave
 While welcoming guests
 If cold's what I am
 I'm cold —till the end
 And I felt the luxury of her
 I felt the luxury of her
 Now I'm gonna continue walking
 In the modern world
 Which justifies every egotistical perversion
 With scientific talk
 And new ways to walk
 But I'll remember the religion
 She became to me
 And the other person I could have been
 So for now I'll say so long
 I gotta go do wrong
 I gotta go do wrong
 I felt the luxury
 I felt the luxury
 I felt the luxury
 Aah, Luxury

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