"Little Susie" as written by and Michael Jackson....
Somebody killed little Susie
The girl with the tune
Who sings in the daytime at noon
She was there screaming
Beating her voice in her doom
But nobody came to her soon

A fall down the stairs
Her dress torn
Oh the blood in her hair
A mystery so sullen in air
She lie there so tenderly
Fashioned so slenderly
Lift her with care,
Oh the blood in her hair

Everyone came to see
The girl that now is dead
So blind stare the eyes in her head
And suddenly a voice from the crowd said
This girl lived in vain
Her face bear such agony, such strain

But only the man from next door
Knew Little Susie and how he cried
As he reached down
To close Susie's eyes
She lie there so tenderly
Fashioned so slenderly
Lift her with care
Oh the blood in her hair

It was all for God's sake
For her singing the tune
For someone to feel her despair
To be damned to know hoping is dead and you're doomed
Then to scream out
And nobody's there

She knew no one cared

Father left home, poor mother died
Leaving Susie alone
Grandfather's soul too had flown
No one to care
Just to love her
How much can one bear
Rejecting the needs in her prayers

Neglection can kill
Like a knife in your soul
Oh it will
Little Susie fought so hard to live
She lie there so tenderly
Fashioned so slenderly
Lift her with care
So young and so fair

Lyrics submitted by ruben

"Little Susie" as written by Sheldon Harnick Michael Joe Jackson

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentMichael's most beautiful and most haunting song. This is a great example of how good a songwriter Michael is. He builds up this epic story about a little girl named Susie and how she was killed because of neglection. I now people who can't listen to this song at night, because it scares them. There ain't alot of songs that hold that kind of power.
    Tyler2004durdenon April 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI couldn't agree with you more. I am glad there is still somebody out there that still respects Michael Jackson's talent. He is better than he is made out to be.
    JJJ567on April 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard this first when i was a little kid when history first came out, i felt very sad, such a haunting song, was and still is my fav MJ song
    LebaneseLoveron November 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSuch a nice song , it is too meaningful .The way it is sung is amazing and I must confess that apart from dancing he is a good songwriter too .My thanks to God .
    avion December 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI read that there was an actual Little Susie who was murdered in 1972, and Michael wrote this song about her. Very sad stuff... =(
    Amaya-chanon April 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has always haunted me, it's beautiful, but very sad as well... Even as a child, this song stuck out in my mind.
    One of Michael's best songs....
    BlueSilveron February 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about a real girl that was named Susie that was killed in 1972. Haunting but amazing song.
    Cage-caton December 19, 2018   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song was partly inspired by the poem "The Bridge of Sighs" by Thomas Hood.
    unrequitedon September 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is songwriting at it's best and the composition as well. For a pop singer/songwriter to write classical music. This is a very underrated masterpiece.
    AidaMon June 09, 2013   Link

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