Going over to Susan's house, walking south down Baxter Street
Nothing hiding behind this picket fence
There's a crazy old woman smashing bottles on the sidewalk
Where her house burnt down two years ago
People say that back then she really wasn't that crazy

Going over to Susan's house
Going over to Susan's house
She's gonna make it right

Down by the Donut Prince a fifteen year old boy lies on the sidewalk
With a bullet in his forehead
In a final act of indignity the paramedics take off all his clothes
For the whole world to see while they put him in the bag
Meanwhile and old couple argues inside the Queen Bee
The sick fluorescent light shimmering on their skin

Going over to Susan's house
Going over to Susan's house
I can't be alone tonight

Take a left down echo park, a kid asks do I want some crack
T.V. sets are spewing Baywatch through the windows into black
Here comes a girl with long brown hair who can't be more than seventeen
She sucks on a red Popsicle while she pushes a baby girl in a pink carriage
And I'm thinking, that must be her sister
That must be her sister, right?
They go into the 7-11 and I keep walking

Going over to Susan's house
Going over to Susan's house


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  • +2
    General Comment

    this song is about the tragedy of life. period.

    *Lady_Elvenhair*on June 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I think it's more of a social commentary on the way society is by saying the things he sees when he walks to someones house.

    HomicidalSEalon June 28, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    homicidalseal is right. It's pointing out that society is going down the gutter. Susan is someone who cheers him up, I guess. Great song though.

    subterranean_summeron June 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Susan lives in a baaaad neighbourhood.

    louisagiffardon October 16, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    someone who sees some bad things in society he lives in. it isn't meant to be 100% literal like most of E's songs, just I think, meant to be a pastiche of he thinks are just some things that get him down about the society he lives in, susan is a friend or girlgfriend or whatever who makes the world seem a better place, sooths him just being around her, keeping his mind off the bad stuff, I can relate.

    el_numbreon September 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    I think this song is about his take on America. Hes talking about all the bad aspects of what he sees and hears around him. Susan is his release from this. Perhaps his girlfriend. What I notice with the music when he mentions Susan the music changes to upbeat in a sort of patriotic way.

    joelovesorangeampson January 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    "Here comes a girl with long brown hair who can't be more than seventeen. She sucks on a red popsicle while she pushes a baby girl in a pink carriage - and I'm thinking, "That must be her sister. That must be her sister, right?"

    E has later said he regrets that part. It does seem rather self-righteous.

    ikickedagirlon December 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    "I'd been jotting down things that I saw happening in the neighbourhood. This song was definitely something new for me; reaching outside of myself for a change." -E

    MetaLunaon April 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this song gives me a kind of aching lonliness. but i just can't get enough of it.

    one day i'll find my susan.

    greenplasticon April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Good song, gives me a weird feeling but I really dont know what. :S its weird. I love the way the song changes for the different parts. oh I dunno lol :D

    musicaddicton May 11, 2002   Link

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