Thought of you as my mountain top, Thought of you as my peak.
Thought of you as everything,I’ve had but couldn’t keep. I’ve had but couldn’t keep.
Linger on, your pale blue eyes. Linger on, your pale blue eyes. Pale Blue Eyes, 1969
“All through this, I’ve always thought that if you thought of all of it as a book then you have the Great American Novel, every record as a chapter,” he told Rolling Stone in 1987. “They’re all in chronological order. You take the whole thing, stack it and listen to it in order, there’s my Great American Novel.” Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71