In Liverpool – Suzanne Vega

On Sunday No traffic On the avenue The light is pale and thin Like you No sound, down In this part of town Except for the boy in the belfry He’s crazy, he’s throwing himself Down from the top of the tower Like a hunchback in heaven He’s ringing the bells in the church For […]

Fat Man & Dancing Girl – Suzanne Vega

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 idea And the way a world is revealed to you Fat man and dancing girl And most of the show is concealed from view Monkey in […]

Lolita – Suzanne Vega

Music by Suzanne Vega and Mitchell Froom Lolita Almost grown Lolita Go on home Hey girl Don’t be a dog all your life Don’t beg for Some little crumb of affection Don’t try To be somebody’s wife So young You need a word of protection Lolita Almost grown Lolita Go on home Hey girl I’ve […]

Song In Red And Grey – Suzanne Vega

Made me wonder just how she could know Of that something that happened between you and me So much more than a long time ago Her mother, I can see, lives within her still Cause she looked at me with her eyes Though I had only just met her right then I feel that she […]

Men In A War – Suzanne Vega

If they’ve lost a limb Still feel that limb As they did before He lay on a cot He was drenched in a sweat He was mute and staring But feeling the thing He had not I know how it is When something is gone A piece of your eyesight Or maybe your vision A […]

Language – Suzanne Vega

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 enough To catch the blur in the brain That flies by and is gone Gone Gone Gone I’d like to meet you In a timeless, placeless […]

Bad Wisdom – Suzanne Vega

Cause my body has strange information He’s looked in my eyes and knows I’m not a child But he doesn’t dare ask the right question Mother my friends are no longer my friends And the games we once played have no meaning I’ve gone serious and shy and they can’t figure why So they’ve left […]

Predictions – Suzanne Vega

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 of cakes. By sacrificial fire. By fountains. By fishes. Writing in ashes. Birds. Herbs. Smoke from the altar. A suspended ring or the mode of laughing […]

Book Of Dreams – Suzanne Vega

In my book of dreams In my book of dreams I took your urgent whisper Stole the arc of a white wing Rode like foam on the river of pity Turned its tide to strength Healed the hole that ripped in living In my book of dreams In my book of dreams In my book […]

Knight Moves – Suzanne Vega

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 you love none, Do you love many, can you love one, Do you love me? Do you love any, do you love none, Do you love […]

Honeymoon Suite – Suzanne Vega

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 so we went to bed he woke up complaining of an aching in his head he said a hundred people had come through our room that […]

No Cheap Thrill – Suzanne Vega

Ante up. And don’t be shy. Who is that man who is catching my eye? What’s underneath all of the deadpan face? Sitting so pretty with a criminal grace? Lamebrain Pete wants to Spit in the Sea. He’s got a cool hand but it isn’t for me. Butcher Boy thinks he’ll be splitting the pot. […]

Cracking – Suzanne Vega

It just happens A lot Walk with me And we will see What we have got Ah… My footsteps are ticking Like water dripping from a tree Walking a harline And stepping very carefully Ah… My heart is broken It is worn out at the knees Hearing muffled Seeing blind Soon it will hit the […]

In The Eye – Suzanne Vega

I would still look you in the eye And I would burn myself into your memory as long as you were still alive I would live inside of you I’d make you wear me like a scar And I would burn myself into your memory and run through everything you are I would not run […]

Tired Of Sleeping – Suzanne Vega

It’s just that there’s so much to do And I’m tired of sleeping Oh Mom, the old man is telling me something His eyes are wide and his mouth is thin And I just can’t hear what he’s saying Oh Mom, I wonder when I’ll be waking It’s just that there’s so much to do […]

Fifty-Fifty Chance – Suzanne Vega

The doctor said In the cardiac room As she’s lying in bed There’s a pan on the floor Filled with something black I need to know I’m afraid to ask I hug you I hum to you I’ve come to you I touch you I tell you I love you I sing to you Bring […]

Wooden Horse (Caspar Hauser’s Song) – Suzanne Vega

Holding one thing A small white wooden horse I’d been holding inside And when I’m dead If you could tell them this That what was wood became alive What was wood became alive In the night the walls disappeared In the day they returned “;I want to be a rider like my father”; Were the […]

Rock In This Pocket – Suzanne Vega

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 to me If it’s the last thing I do I’ll make you see If you turn from me You darken my sun You snap that thin […]

Gypsy – Suzanne Vega

With pictures in your eyes Of coffeeshops and morning streets In the blue and silent sunrise But night is the cathedral Where we recognized the sign We strangers know each other now As part of the whole design Oh, hold me like a baby That will not fall asleep Curl me up inside you And […]