"Little Suzi" as written by Tony Hymas and Jim Diamond....
Little Suzi's on the up, looking for a get-away
Ruby tries to bring her down, she's lookin' for another way
Little Suzi's on the up, headin' for the spotlights
Ruby finally gets up, lookin' for some quiet night

And the music makes her feel so hot
Ooh and she'll smile for the camera with all she's got
Don't bring her down, she's a lot like you
She'll be richer by far if her dreams come true

Little Suzi's on the up

Little Suzi's on the up, now suddenly it's not a game
Ruby's got to give up, 'cause Suzi's plainly set on pain
Little Suzi's on the up, cost in cost, your point is made
Ruby's gonna hang around, to make sure Suzi's okay

And the music makes her feel so hot
Ooh and she'll smile for the camera with all she's got
Don't bring her down, she's a lot like you
She'll be richer by far if her dreams come true

Don't bring her down, she's a lot like you
She'll be richer by far if her dreams come true

Little Suzi's on the up

And the music makes her feel so hot
Ooh and she'll smile for the camera with all she's got
Don't bring her down, she's a lot like you
She'll be richer by far if her dreams come true

Don't you bring her down, she's a lot like you
She'll be richer by far when her dreams come true

Little Suzi's on the up, oh yes she is, ow!
Now she's on the up, little Suzi's on the up
Heading for the spotlight, oh little Suzi
Oh and the music makes her feel so hot, go little Suzi, yeah
Oh, yeah yeah, oh yeah


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"Little Suzi" as written by Jim Diamond James Diamond

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  • +3
    General CommentIt's a cover from an older English band. Tesla did a much better version.
    emuInAmuumuuon March 17, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI always thought this song was written about Suzi Quattro(little suzi). But I see after reading the other posts that its a cover. damn good one too.
    mo_chitlinson June 02, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat intro, like most Tesla songs have
    kfe2on May 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI absolutely love this song, and I kinda find it hard to believe that barely anyone has reviewed anything by Tesla on this site...it's a shame. Tesla's a damn good band.
    excalibur2on May 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLittle Suzi isn't "clearly set on pain," she is actually "clearly set on fame."

    Why are these incorrect lyrics on every single web site???
    judynericon February 03, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOoops, I meant "plainly set on fame," not "clearly." I guess that's where bad lyrics come from!
    judynericon February 03, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is a lesbian song. It seems to me that Ruby is jealous that Suzi loves fame more than Ruby.
    "Ruby tries to bring her down, she's lookin' for another way." There are two innuendos here; "tries to bring her down" (entice Suzi into a lesbian love) and "another way" (alternate lifestyle).
    "Ruby's got to give up, 'cause Suzi's plainly set on fame
    Little Suzi's on the up, casting couch appointments made
    Ruby's gonna hang around, to make sure Suzi's okay" I believe these lines illustrate Ruby's imminent failure and persistent intent in the face of Suzi's deep passion for the spotlight. Just my thought since the first time I heard this song.
    MadRhinoon September 20, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a good song, but its acutally not a Tesla song. It is a cover from an obsecure British band called PhD. Tesla renamed it Little Suzi from "Little Suzi's on the Up" when they covered it.
    shadowduckon October 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd in the second verse, the line is "Casting couch, appointment's made" not "cost in cost your point is made..." which makes no sense. Great song
    kickstart71on June 09, 2007   Link
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    mo_chitlinson June 02, 2014   Link

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