"Black-Eyed Susan" as written by and Paul Westerberg....
Two.
Beads of sweat glimmer to the ground
Golden tears shimmer soft and round

Throwing small shadows
I catch those that fall at my feet
Black-Eyed Susan dancing in the breeze

See your slight body relax
Soon your young veins will collapse
Still throwing small shadows
Catch those that fall at my feet
Black-Eyed Susan dancing in the breeze
Black-Eyed Susan dancing in the breeze

Painted your curb, they know where to park
Painted your face, can't find you in the dark
Goodnight girl come on dance with me
See the bright pearls sink in the sky of ebony

Throwing small shadows
I catch those that fall at my feet
Black-Eyed Susan dancing in the breeze
Black-Eyed Susan dancing in the breeze

Throwing small shadows
God knows you move with ease
Throwing small shadows
Catch those that fall at my feet
Black-Eyed Susan dancing in the breeze
Black-Eyed Susan dancing just for me
Black-Eyed Susan dancing in the breeze

Mmm just for me
Mmm just for me


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"Black Eyed Susan" as written by Paul Westerberg

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    General CommentSeems to be about him watching a girl dance. Dunno why he calls her black eyed Susan. Very nice song though. Love to listen to it at night.
    TheSilverNobleon January 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlot of the lines in this song would indicate the girl in question is a junkie (young veins collapse, not something thqat normally happens when dancing). One of the few PW written songs since Within Your Reach to use a synthesizer of any sort.
    bafflewiton August 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBlack eyed susans are also wildflowers. That metaphor works here too. I do get the point re: there being an element of addiction in there too.

    Also reminds me somewhat of Lush and Green as well.
    maqsimillionon April 10, 2010   Link

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