All Tomorrow's Parties
By: Lou Reed
Original Performance: The Velvet Underground
Written by: Lou Reed

This Version:
  • All Tomorrow's Parties (5:14)
    Available on Velvet Underground & Nico.
    Credits
    Bram Inscore: Bass (Upright)
    Joey Waronker: Drums, Keyboard / Synthesizer
    Beck Hansen: Erhu, Producer, Vocals (Background)
    Brian Lebarton: Maracas
    Chris Holmes: Oud
    Nigel Godrich: Producer
    Thorunn Antonia Magnusdottir: Vocals
 
Lyrics:
And 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 what will she goes and where shall she go 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?
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