Song of the Day: All Tomorrow’s Parties by The Velvet Underground

OK, I didn’t say this yesterday but this is around where I got up to end of last year with my SOTD alphabet order of selected tracks! It was “All” something songs titles which if you’ve just joined me or can’t remember that far back? I have trouble with that sometimes but I think, it was about ten “All” something songs I did but then got bored and gave up! So as you can now tell I’m adding more this year, we’ll see how long it takes for me to get bored again and want to move on to something else again but I’ve so far go a few more planned. They’re about a zillion songs starting with the word “All” so it’s very heavy edited down and my very biased selection too!

I just really have to included this one and I don’t know why I didn’t last year? Once again, epic huge act that needs no intro: The Velvet Underground with Nico singing Lou Reed words from the 1967 “Banana” album. It’s been covered a lot to say the least but I’ve got to included one cover of this track by guess who? Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, most likely the best or easy my fave from the 1986 cover album by them called Kicking Against The Pricks:

Lyrics to All Tomorrow’s Parties are:

In what costume shall the poor girl wear
To all tomorrow’s parties
A hand-me-down dress from who knows where
To all tomorrow’s parties
And where will she go, and what shall she do
When midnight comes around
She’ll turn once more to Sunday’s clown and cry behind the door
And what costume shall the poor girl wear
To all tomorrow’s parties
Why silks and linens of yesterday’s gowns
To all tomorrow’s parties
And what will she do with Thursday’s rags
When Monday comes around
She’ll turn once more to Sunday’s clown and cry behind the door
And what costume shall the poor girl wear
To all tomorrow’s parties
For Thursday’s child is Sunday’s clown
For whom none will go mourning
A blackened shroud
A hand-me-down gown
Of rags and silks, a costume
Fit for one who sits and cries
For all tomorrow’s parties

It’s TVU in late 60’s on stage!

Cheers! 🙂

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