Rock 'n' roll legend, Lou Reed is famed for his songs lyrics about the shadier side of life i.e. Heroin, I’m waiting for my man (a song about waiting for his drug dealer) & Walk on the Wild Side. Many of his songs are based on his own personal experiences of drug addiction and battling to free himself from it.
But Reed's experiences have also led him on an inner journey of self-discovery and he now embraces a more spiritual life. He says that he's given up the drugs, booze and cigarrettes, and for almost 30 years he’s practiced Tai Chi. He also mediates whenever he can – even if it’s only for a few minutes.
And his new found spiritual beliefs led to him to penning a song in 2002 about a Guardian Angel. The song details how a guardian angel has protected him and even saved his life as he pursued at times a self- destructive lifestyle