"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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    Song MeaningSomeone called Susan with Black Eyes. Also works for the plant Black Eyes Susan. Paul being poetic.

    Veins will collapse (drug use) ? She is possibly a prostitute: 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/...

    Might even be from the point of view of the guy who picked her up.




    People pick her up off the curb, she puts on makeup (painted face) and gets lost in the dark (can't be found).
    mohammad11on August 14, 2015   Link

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