Songs of the SUZANNE VEGA

Some Journey – Suzanne Vega

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Where would we be now If we had met some eastbound train Through some black sleeping town Would you have worn your silken robes All made of royal blue?

Tom’s Diner – Suzanne Vega

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In the morning At the diner On the corner I am waiting At the counter For the man To pour the coffee And he fills it Only halfway And

Luka – Suzanne Vega

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I live on the second floor I live upstairs from you Yes I think you’ve seen me before If you hear something late at night Some kind of trouble.

Small Blue Thing – Suzanne Vega

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A small blue thing Like a marble Or an eye With my knees against my mouth I am perfectly round I am watching you I am cold against your

Knight Moves – Suzanne Vega

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In one false move Turns herself into a pawn Sleepy and shaken And watching while the blury night Turns into a very clear dawn Do you love any, do

Undertow – Suzanne Vega

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I would swallow you whole I would leave only bones and teeth We could see what was underneath And you would be free then Once I thought only tears

Predictions – Suzanne Vega

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Let’s see how it’s been done. By numbers. By mirrors. By water. By dots made at random on paper. By salt. By dice. By meal. By mice. By dough

Calypso – Suzanne Vega

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And I have lived alone I live on an island And I waken to the dawn A long time ago I watched him struggle with the sea I knew

Marlene On The Wall – Suzanne Vega

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All this to say, what’s it to you? Observe the blood, the rose tattoo Of the fingerprints on me from you Other evidence has shown That you and I

Rusted Pipe – Suzanne Vega

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I was not able And water through a rusted pipe Could make the sense that I do Gurgle, mutter Hiss, stutter Moan the words like water Rush and foam

My Favorite Plum – Suzanne Vega

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My favorite plum hangs so far from me See how it sleeps and hear how it calls to me See how the flesh presses the skin, It must be

Straight Lines – Suzanne Vega

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Across the alley Of cold metal Touching skin And you can see If you look in her window That she has gone and cut Her hair again In straight

Language – Suzanne Vega

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It would be rushing in Instead here we are In a silence more eloquent Than any word could ever be These words are too solid They don’t move fast

Ironbound/Fancy Poultry – Suzanne Vega

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where the Portuguese women come to see what you sell the clouds so low the morning so slow as the wires cut through the sky The beams and bridges

(If You Were) In My Movie – Suzanne Vega

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I’d have you as the doctor Small black bag And a big black coat I’d have you make a house call To the woman You could lay your Diagnostic

Headshots – Suzanne Vega

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Music by Mitchell Froom and Suzanne Vega The sign said “;Headshots”; And that was all, A picture of a boy And a number you could call, Two eyes in

Neighborhood Girls – Suzanne Vega

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Neighborhood girl, she Used to hang out, in front of McKinsey’s Bar, and we were Interested in her, and her Clientele… We just wonder where she’s gone…”; “;Oh she’s

As A Child – Suzanne Vega

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You have a doll You see this doll Sitting in her chair You watch her face Her knees apart Her eyes of glass In a secretive stare She seems

Priscilla – Suzanne Vega

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And dance in the hall With the music up loud Against the light on the wall I danced beside her Feeling no shame We were in costume And this

As Girls Go – Suzanne Vega

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As girls go Still kind of look like a guy I never thought to wonder why If I could pull this off Would I know for certain The real

Honeymoon Suite – Suzanne Vega

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the ceiling had a painting on it in our room in France so we were living underneath some angels in a dance my husband was not feeling well and

Fat Man & Dancing Girl – Suzanne Vega

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No shadow or shade of a doubt Whore the megaphone man Met the girl with her hand that’s Covering most of her mouth Fall in love with a bright

When Heroes Go Down – Suzanne Vega

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They go down fast So don’t expect any time to Equivocate the past When heroes go down They land in flame So don’t expect any slow and careful Settling

Big Space – Suzanne Vega

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I said I’d rather stand in someone else’s He said you look from your direction I said I like to keep perspective Close to the middle of the network

Freeze Tag – Suzanne Vega

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In the wintertime The sun is fading fast Upon the slides into the past Upon the swings of indecision In the wintertime In the dimming diamonds Scattering in the

World Before Columbus – Suzanne Vega

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If your love were taken from me Every color would be black and white It would be as flat as the world before Columbus That’s the day that I

(I’ll Never Be) Your Maggie May – Suzanne Vega

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the one you loved and left behind the face you see in light of day and then you cast away that isn’t me in that bed you’ll find I’d

Room Off The Street – Suzanne Vega

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With a poster on a wall Of a man with his hand In a fist Is a woman who’s drinking And her dress is so tight You can see

Rock In This Pocket – Suzanne Vega

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If I may Turn your attention My way One moment I won’t plead It isn’t much It’s what I need And what’s so small to you Is so large