Doin' The Thing That We Want To Lyrics

by Lou Reed

The other night we went to see Sam's play
Doin' the things that we want to
It was very physical, it held you to the stage
Doin' the things that he wants to
Doin' the things that he wants to

The guy's a cowboy from some rodeo
Doin' the things that he wants to
The girl had once loved him, but now she want to go
Doin' the things that she wants to
Doin' the things that she wants to

The man was bullish, the woman was a tease
Doin' the things that they want to
They fought with their words, their bodies and their deeds
Doin' the things that they want to

When they finished fighting, they excited the stage
Doin' the things that they want to
I was firmly struck by the way they had behaved
Doin' the things that they want to
Doin' the things that they want to

It reminds me of the movies Marty made about New York
Doin' the things that we want to
Those frank and brutal movies that are so brilliant
Doin' the things that we want to

'True Love' meet 'The Raging Bull'
Doin' the things that we wans to
They're very inspirational, I love the things they do
Doin' the things that we want to
Doin' the things that I want to

There's not much you hear on the radio today
Doin' the things that we want to
But you still can see a movie or a play
Doin' the things that we want to

Here's to 'Travis Bickle' and here's 'Johnny Boy'
Doin' the things that we want to
Growing up in the mean streets of New York
Doin' the things that we want to

I wrote this song 'cause I'd like to shake your hand
Doin' the things that we want to
In a way you guys are the best friends I ever had
Doin' the things that we want to
Doin' the things that we want to

That we want to
A true love