Suzanne


by Leonard Cohen
Suzanne takes you down to her place by the river
You can hear the boats go by, you can spend the night forever
And you know that 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 want to tell her, that you have no love to give her
She gets you on a wavelength
And lets the river answer that you've always been her lover

C - - - /    /    /    / Dm - - - /    /    /    / C - - - /    /    /    / Em - - - /    / 
F - - - /    / C - - - /    /    /    / Dm - - - /    /    /    / C - - - /    /    /    //

  C:	And you want to travel with her, and you want to travel blind
And you think you'll maybe trust her
'Cause she's touched your perfect body with her mind

Em - - - /    / F - - - /    / C - - - /    / Dm - - - /    / C - - - /    /    /    //

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 know for certain, that only drowning men could see him
He said, `all men shall 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

  C:	And you want to travel with him, and you want to travel blind
And you think you'll maybe trust him
For he's touched your perfect body with his mind

Suzanne takes you down to her place by the river
You can hear the boats go by, you can spend the night forever
And she's wearing rags and feathers from salvation army counters
And the sun pours down like honey on your 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 her mirror

  C:	And you want to travel with her, and you want to travel blind
And you think you'll maybe trust her
'Cause you've touched her perfect body with your mind



 1966 Project Seven Music/CBS Records::  on his "Best of" 
& "Songs of", Joan Baez "From Every Stage" & "Carry It On", 
on Roberta Flack "Killing Me Softly", on Neil Diamond "Love 
Songs" and on Judy Collins "In My Life"::  Baez sings the 
chorus " 'Cause she's touched you and she's moved you and 
she's kind"

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