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Neil Diamond Suzanne Lyrics

Last updated: 05/27/2012 11:00:00 AM

Suzanne takes you down
To her place by the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night forever

And you know the girl's half crazy
And that's why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China

And just when you want to tell her
That you have no love to give her
She gets you on her wavelength
And lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover

And Jesus was a sailor
When he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching
From the lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain
Only drowning men could see him
He said "All men are sailors then
Until the sea shall free them"

But he himself was broken
Long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human
He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone

And you want to travel with him
And you want to travel blind
And you think that you may trust him
For he's touched your perfect body
With his mind.

Suzanne takes you down
To her place by the river
You can hear the boats that go by
You can spend the night forever

And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbor
And she shows you where to look
Amid the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds her mirror

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One of the greatest and most soul moving songs of the 70's and 80's | Reviewer: Deepak | 5/26/12

I was in my college hostel in 1978 in Chandigarh India. Our friend who loved to play the guitar sang it for all of us in the smoke filled little room. I can never forget the clapping we gave him or how we made him sing it again and again with little interludes throughout the night. And the memory of this beautiful song remains undiluted over these decades - and thank you and You Tube, for I have finally found the Lyrics. I will learn it and sing it now whenever I am in soulful company or in vacant mind and I know that I will experience great pleasure each time and so will my wife and children!

fabulous | Reviewer: bob | 9/29/07

I spent a long time back in the 80's lookign for the lyrics to this song and 100's of time listening to it. And. now with the internet it took me 1 minute!
A great song from a great album.Pure poetry!

Jez diamond | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/25/06

its a brilliant song !!