Archive | Sep 12, 2017

Certain Songs #986 – Lou Reed – “Sword of Damocles (Externally)”

Album: Magic and Loss
Year: 1992

Fuck cancer. That might be a hot take, but it’s mine, and I stand by it.

Eerie and spooky, “Sword of Damocles” rides a bed of acoustic guitars, an atmospheric bowed bass and an irregular drumbeat as he considers the plight of his friend, who is getting zapped by poison radiation in the vain hope it will cure their cancer.