Posted by Bruce Kahl on December 07, 1999
In Reply to: Walk on the wild side posted by E. on December 07, 1999
: : Hallo outside there !
: : Can someone tell me the meaning of the phrase "Walk
: : on the wild side ?".
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: : thank you !
: : p.s. so sorry about my bad english !
: Well, if memory serves, at the extreme level it means drinking and/or drugging, partying and having sex outside the bounds of matrimony...usually at night when good Christian people are in bed asleep. That's what it means to me.
: Sometimes a person might say this phrase in a joking manner. A friend decides to have a piece of toast for breakfast instead of cereal, "Hey! You're walking on the wild side."
: There was a song several years ago. From that song, for some reason, I got the impression the singer was using the phrase to mean the "wild side" meant a homosexual encounter.
"Walk On The Wild Side"
(Lou Reed, 1972)
written by Lou Reed
Holly came from Miami F.L.A.
hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
shaved her leg and then he was a she
She says, hey babe, take a walk on the
said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side
Candy came from out on the island
in the backroom she was everybody's darling
But she never lost her head
even when she was given head
She says, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
Little Joe never once gave it away
everybody had to pay and pay
A hustle here and a hustle there
New York city is the place where they said
Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
I Said hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side
Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
lookin' for soul food and a place to eat
Went to the Apollo
you should have seen him go go go
They said, hey Sugar, take a walk on the wild side
I said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
all right, hun
Jackie is just speeding away
thought she was James Dean for a day
Then I guess she had to crash
valium would have helped that dash
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
I said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side