Lou ReedI Wanna Know (The Pit And The Pendulum)

Under the intense scrutiny of Ligeia's eyes I have felt the full knowledge And force of their expression And yet been unable to possess it And have felt it leave me As so many other things have left The letter half-read The bottle half-drunk Finding Finding in the commonest objects of the universe A circle of analogies Of metaphors Ooohhh For that expression Which has been willfully Withheld from me The access to the inner soul denied I wanna know, ooohhh I wanna know I wanna know, oh I wanna know In consideration In consideration of the faculties and impulses Of the human soul Of the human soul In consideration Of our arrogance Of our arrogance Our radical, primitive irreducible arrogance of reason We have all overlooked the propensity We saw no need for it The paradoxical something which we may call perverseness Perverseness Through its promptings we act without Comprehensible object We act for the reason we should not We act for the reason we should not For certain minds this is absolutely irre-, irre- Irresistible Irresistible The conviction of the wrong Or impolicy of an action Is often the unconquerable force The unconquerable force It is a primitive impulse It is a primitive impulse Primitive impulse The overwhelming tendency The overwhelming tendency to do Wrong for the wrong's sake To do wrong for the wrong's sake We persist in acts Because we feel that we Should not persist in them Because we feel we, feel we Should not persist, per-, persist in them, ah Ooohhh So I wanna kn
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