John Cale has paid tribute to his former partner in The Velvet Underground sharing a video with a new version of If You Were Still Around, from his album Music for a New Society of 1982. We can watch archive footage of Lou Reed and a quite emotional Cale on the video.
Cale also shared this note along with the video:
“A Moth and a Candle met. They decided to become friends. Everyone enjoyed watching their discourse – especially the risk takers. Then one day a big rain came. The Moth couldn’t fly and the Candle puttered out. Everyone laughed in bitter awe and blamed the rain. Most however knew the deeper truth – the Candle remains lit and the Moth will stay close”.
Watch video here.