Leon Liedtext

Leon Neil Diamond – Suzanne Liedtext

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 wanna be there

And she feeds you tea and oranges

That come all the way from China

And just when you wanna 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 wanna travel with him

Oh, you wanna 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

And 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