Little Sister

This is an interesting song. It’s a great little tune, written and performed by Lou Reed satirizing Bob Dylan. In Allan Arkush‘s 1983 comedy, Get Crazy, Reed plays Auden, a genius folk singer in a creative rut because success and fame have purged his life of tragedy and despair. Auden is coaxed out of his apartment after about a decade by a “deathbed request” and with his mojo regained, Auden writes this song over the course of the film and (spoiler alert!) performs it at the end. I mean, literally at the end, you have to watch the credits for it. Despite its comedic origins, Little Sister is a genuinely moving song. Have you told your little sister how much you love her lately?

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Little Sister by Lou Reed at Grooveshark.