"Suzanne" as written by and Leonard Cohen....
Suzanne takes you down
To a place by the river
You can see the boats go by
You could spend the night forever
And you know that she's half crazy
And 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
That you have no love to give her
She takes you in her arms
And she lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover

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 you
And she's moved you
And she's kind

Jesus was a sailor
When he walked up the water
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 shall be sailors then
Until the sea shall free them"
He Himself was broken
Long before the sky was open
Forsaken, almost human
He sank beneath your wisdom like a star

And you want to travel with Him
And you want to travel blind
And you think you'll maybe trust Him
'Cause He's touched you
And He's moved you
And He's kind

Suzanne takes your hand
And she leads you to the river
She's wearing rags and feathers
From Salvation Army counters
And the sun shines down in full
On our lady of the harbor
And she shows you where to look
Beneath the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning

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 you
And she's moved you
And she's kind


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"Suzanne" as written by Leonard Cohen

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