"Suzanne" as written by Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry....
From The Album: RAISED ON RADIO (1986)
Release Date: June 1986
Top 40: Enters on July 12, Peaks at #17

I see your face at the movies
I hear your voice on the radio
You're makin' love on the silver screen
I want you more, I know
Temptation...Infatuation...
Suzanne, don't walk away
On no Suzanne, oh girl I'm callin' you
Suzanne, so far away
Remember Suzanne, those summer nights with me


I wonder if you're really happy
And if you saw me, would you know my name
I'm the one you used to hold on to
You're the one who used to wear my ring
Remember...our last September...


Oh Suzanne, don't walk away
On no Suzanne, oh girl I'm callin' you
Suzanne, so far away
Remember Suzanne, those summer nights with me


Remember...our last September...
Suzanne, so far away
Remember Suzanne, those summer nights with me


Suzanne, don't walk away, I love you Suzanne
I'm still callin' you
Suzanne...no no no no no remember
Those summer nights with me, those summer nights


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    General CommentThis song never gets included with greatest hits CDs, but its very catchy.
    DarkPooon May 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the song, it's catchy - but it's not quite right.

    This (and the whole album in fact) are perfect example of the fact that while Steve Perry's tremendous voice molded Journey into the great band there were and still are, it takes more than just that! The heart of any rock band or blues band is the rhythm section - the bass and drums. On this album, they for some inexplicable reason fired Ross Valory and Steve Smith - and the underlying feeling that makes it Journey just isn't quite there. Larry Londin is certainly a capable studio drummer, but he isn't Journey's drummer. The same for Randy Jackson on bass.

    Though Steve Smith remains my favorite, the latest albums featuring Deen Castronovo (and again Ross Valory) are a vast improvement improvement, and have much more of the real Journey feel to them.

    This same feel (or lack thereof) is why I think the albums with Steve Augeri and now Arnel Pineda are more "Journey" than Raised On Radio was - yes the vocals aren't quite the same, but they're darn close and the groove is there.
    Tristaron December 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentJourney is Steve Perry. What exactly could make it more Journey than Steve Perry? Nothing! Today's version of Journey is watered down- they aren't as much of a sell out as some other groups, but they def aren't like what it was when it began (with Steve!!)

    just my 2 cents
    MUtiger91on January 02, 2012   Link

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