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Suzanne

Suzanne

Poem By Leonard Cohen

Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she's half crazy
But 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 mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that she will trust you
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind.

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Great song to sing and play hard to match let alone beat the original
Leonard apparently tried many gods, probably the same one in different guises Which ones right now that’s the trick, but someone gave him his gift
Thanks Dr. Fab. for giving the entire text of a justly famous song. 'Suzanne' mingles the religious with the sensual 'you've always been her lover'.
she lets the river answer That you've always been her lover And you want to travel with her.. tocuhing her body with the mind . a very good poem and great imagination. tony
Gulp! The man had such an imagination and put together the most strange thoughts and they suddenly belonged together because he sang them into your soul. Miss his voice in poem and song


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