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Suzanne Lyrics

"Suzanne" was written by Cohen, Leonard.
"Suzanne" was written by Cohen, Leonard.

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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 she's half crazy
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
You have no love to give her
She gets you on her wavelength
She lets the river answer
You've always been her lover

And you want to travel with her
You want to travel blind
And you know you will trust her
For she's touched your perfect body with her 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 harbor
And she shows you where to look
Amid the garbage and the flowers

There are heroes in the seaweed
Children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
They will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds a mirror

And you want to travel with her
You want to travel blind
And you know that you will find her
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind

Yes and Jesus was a sailor
When He walked upon the water
And He spent a long time watching
From a 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
You want to travel blind
And you know you will trust Him
For he's touched your perfect body with His mind

Songwriters
COHEN, LEONARD

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