"When susannah cries" as written by Espen Lind and Amund Bjorklund....
When Susannah cries
She cries a rainstorm
She cries a river
She cries a hole in the ground

She cries for love
She cries a sad song
She cries a shiver
Sometimes she cries for me too

And I say I'll never hurt her
But she knows it isn't true
'Cause although I never told her
I think she knows bout me and you

Now she cries with silent tension
This can't be right
And the downtown special cries along
'Cause I'm leaving tonight


Now I slip the night around her
And I hope she'll be okay
I just pray someone will find her
And guide her along her way

'Cause I'm leaving on the 1 am
By soon I'm out of sight
But she'll always be my baby
Though I'm leaving tonight

Every night I hear her
Talking in her sleep
She says «You know I'll always be there»
And I feel like such a creep

Please take back the love she gave to me
And in time her grief will pass
Just tell her that I loved her
Now it's all she has
When susannah cries

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"When Susannah Cries" as written by Espen Lind Amund Bjorklund

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    General CommentSuch a heart-breaking song, especially if you're looking at it from the female perspective. To me, it's about a break up that isn't mutual. He is leaving his girlfriend, whom he once loved and who still loves him, to be with another person ('I think she knows bout me and you'). She is devastated, hopeless (she cries a hole in the ground). He is feeling bad, too ("this can't be right", "and I feel like such a creep") about the pain he is causing, but he is determined that he is leaving. ("'cos I'm leaving on the 1 am, by soon I'm out of sight")

    It's interesting that he says "she knows about me and YOU", as if the song is sung to his new love. So maybe the song is also about making his new love realize how much pain he had to cause in order for them to be together, and how difficult it is getting over the guilt.

    Or maybe it's about how although we tent to think how love lasts forever, it does not.

    I hate and love this song at the same time. Very few other songs have such a huge effect on me like this one, it does make me feel really sad.

    venera1122on July 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song explains itself. But more than that, i am surprised no one comments on this guy's music. He has a pretty damn good voice and some of his songs are just excellent. Beautifully written and full of emotion in them.
    0verdoseon January 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. Don't know much about his other songs but this one really got me.
    rougeon March 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis was written for my friend susannah. she cries herself to sleep listening to this.
    myloveisruiningmylifeon April 03, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationMy sister interpreted this song as him talking to his lover, but the first time i heard this song, I interpreted as him talking to death, as him knowing that he would die very soon and being worried with his love...
    fjohnon July 27, 2014   Link

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