Vatican Culture Minister Tweets Lou Reed Tribute, Downplays The Whole Heroin Thing
This tribute to Lou Reed is several kinds of sweet:
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the Vatican's 71-year-old culture minister, paid his own tribute on Monday to the late rocker Lou Reed, tweeting one of his best-known songs before clarifying he was not condoning any reference to drugs some have seen in the song.
Ravasi, an Italian who is the same age as Reed was when he died on Sunday, tweeted the third verse from Reed's song "Perfect Day".
"Oh, it's such a perfect day/I'm glad I spent it with you/Oh, such a perfect day/You just keep me hanging on".
The song can be read as a love song, although what with it being a Lou Reed song, the "you" could just as well be heroin as a friend or lover. Or maybe it's just a nice song about going to the zoo and feeding the animals.
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