It's overlong, it holds up so poorly to repeated listens and the instrumental is boring af. It takes up almost a quarter of the albums running time and it borderline ruins it outright. It and Murder Mystery are the only songs I actually skip on albums I otherwise enjoy.
Possibly one of the worst songs of all time. This is a fantastic album but The Gift is bad beyond justification. I have never in my life seen anybody provide a case for it being anything other than a piece of shit.
>skipping murder mystery
It's funny because it used to be that the measure of a VU fan could be measured by how many of the lyrics they knew of Murder Mystery
I'd listen to it for the instrumental track alone. I wish the Velvets did more extended instrumentals in the same vein as James Brown recorded many albums worth of instrumentals.