Another favorite of mine...Suzanne  

barbiebunny 36F
6789 posts
9/26/2005 12:15 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Another favorite of mine...Suzanne

By L. Cohen

Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she's half crazy
But that's why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that she will trust you
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind.

And Jesus was a sailor
When he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching
From his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain
Only drowning men could see him
He said "All men will be sailors then
Until the sea shall free them"
But he himself was broken
Long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human
He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone
And you want to travel with him
And you want to travel blind
And you think maybe you'll trust him
For he's touched your perfect body with his mind.

Now Suzanne takes your hand
And she leads you to the river
She is wearing rags and feathers
From Salvation Army counters
And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbour
And she shows you where to look
Among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds the mirror
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that you can trust her
For she's touched your perfect body with her mind.

Its good to be...ME

Efilnikufecin69 47M

9/26/2005 3:31 am

Damn Buns, that is deep, where did you find that?

I would travel with you
Because I know I can trust you
for you have touched my not-so-perfect body with your beautiful mind!



TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
9/26/2005 3:57 am

Frissons galore!

barbiebunny 36F
5597 posts
9/26/2005 11:09 pm

honni i agree..its lovely.. I adore his writings and song..and a forgotten artist in these days...


E69..glad u get it

Its good to be...ME

expatbrit49 62M

9/27/2005 2:59 pm

Bunny, I actually met the girl Suzanne was written for in Toronto in 1973 or 4 cant remember the exact year now but I do remember she was a slightly strange and very interesting woman

Thank You for Your Time and Attention

barbiebunny 36F
5597 posts
9/27/2005 5:40 pm

Really Xpat?
I was reading a interview online she did on the piece a few years ago..Did she have that charisma? I always wondered


Its good to be...ME

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
9/29/2005 5:07 am

one of my favourites too!

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