Stepping gently down the garden row
Susie, she prays, but yet nothing grows
Empty driveway and a flagpole tap
Breeze at her back and her hands in her lap

Susie says she'd like to talk
Sinking sunshine past his bedtime
He says, "Talk of what?"

Mother passed away and left her these
Porcelain cups and hidden memories
Photographs of who she used to be
Clothes and a broken spinning wheel

Susie says she'd like to talk
Sinking sunshine past his bedtime
He says, "Talk of what?"

In a book when he goes out of town
"....." Susie can't pronounce
Does she want a baby anymore?
Does she want the place she wishes for?

But Susie says she'd like to talk
Sinking sunshine past his bedtime
He says, "Talk of what?"


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Broken Spinning Wheel song meanings
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    My OpinionThe beauty of this song is infinite and unparalleled.
    themikemanon February 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song but for the life of me I can't understand what Sam sings right before "...Susie can't pronounce." But maybe that's the point. Anyway, I think this song is about an expecting couple where the wife is having doubts about how she will compare to her own mom as a mother, which leads her to consider an abortion.
    redhawk41on July 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentitalian piazza?
    jed kingstonon June 09, 2009   Link

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