Suzanne Vegas Songs

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Suzanne Vega

Cracking
And something is cracking
I don't know where

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Freeze Tag
You will be Bogart and I will be Bacall
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Marlene on the Wall
Marlene watches frome the wall
her mocking smile says it all

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Small Blue Thing
Today I am a small blue thing
Like a marble or an eye

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Straight Lines
There's a sound across the alley
of cold metal too close to the bone

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Undertow
I wanted to learn all the secrets from the edge of a knife
from a point of a needle, from a diamond, from a bullet in flight

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Some Journey
If I had met you on some journey
where would we be now

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The Queen and the Soldier
But she knew how it frightened her, and she turnes away
And would not look at his face again.

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Knight Moves
Watch while the queen in one false move
turns herself into a pawn

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Neighborhood Girls
"Oh she's gone?"
"Yes she's gone, gone, gone."

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Solitude Standing

Tom's Diner
I am sitting in the morning
At the diner on the corner

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Luka
Just don't ask me how I am
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Ironbound / Fancy Poultry
Bound up in iron and wire and fate
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In the Eye
If you were to kill me now right here
I would still look you in the eye

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Night Vision
Find the outline, Things will
Tell you their name

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Solitude Standing
Solitude stands in the doorway
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Calypso
It's a lonely time ahead
I do not ask hin to return

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Language
If language were liquid
It would be rushing in

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Gypsy
You came from far away
With pictures in your eyes

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Wooden Horse (Caspar Hauser's Song)
What was wood became alive
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Days of open Hand

Tired of Sleeping
She's fighting for her small life
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Men in a War
Still feel that limb
as they did before

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Rusted Pipe
Somewhere deep within
Hear the creak that lets the tale begin

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Book of Dreams
Rode like foam on the river of pity
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Institution Green
Hunger for a pair of eyes
To notice and to recognize

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Those Whole Girls (Run in Grace)
Move in light
Run in Grace

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Room Off the Street
Something's begun like a war
Or a Family or a friendship
Or a fast love affair

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Big Space
Between the pen and the paperwork
There must be passion in the language

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Predictions
One of these things will
Tell you something

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Fifty-fifty Chance
Her body trembles
withe the effort to last

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Pilgrimage
Travel. Arrival.
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99.9 F°

Rock in This Pocket (Song of David)
What's so small to you
Is so large for me

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Blood Makes Noise
And I can't really hear you
In the thickening of fear

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In Liverpool
The light is pale and thin like you
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99.9 F°
Pale as a candle and your face is hot
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Blood Sings
And my question to you is:
How did this come to pass?
How did this one life fall so far and fast?

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Fat Man & Dancing Girl
Monkey in the middle
Keeps singing that tune

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(If You Were) In My Movie
You could lay your Diagnostic hand
Upon her belly and her throat

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As a Child
She seems to
she seems to
she seems to have a life

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Bad Wisdom
What price to pay for bad wisdom
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When Heroes Go Down
You can't expect any kind of mercy
On the battlefield

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As Girls Go
What happened to you?
To make you more girl than girls are

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Song of Sand
If sand waves were sound waves
What song would be in the air

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Private Goes Public
Smile no smile
See if they see what you mean

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Nine Objects of Desire

Birth-day (love made real)
Step through all that's left to feel
I want to meet my love made real

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Headshots
Step through all that's left to feel
I want to meet my love made real

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Caramel
to dream of caramel,
to think of cinnamon
and long for you

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Stockings
Do you know where friendship ends
and passion does begin

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Casual Match
A casual match
In a very dry field

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Thin Man
He's the thin man
with a date for me

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Casual Match
A casual match
In a very dry field

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No Cheap Thrill
It will cost you, cost you, cost you
Anything you have to pay

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World Before Columbus
How could they weigh the worth
Of you so rare

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Lolita
Looking for a token of
Blood or tenderness

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Honeymoon Suite
When we sleep so close together that
our hair becomes entwined
I must have missed the moment
in the gateway to his mind

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Tombstone
And time is burning burning burning
It burns away

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My Favourite Plum
I've seen the rest, yes
And that is the one for me

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Tried and True

Luka
Just don't ask me how I am
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Tom's Diner (DNA featuring Suzanne Vega)
I am sitting in the morning
At the diner on the corner

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Marlene on the Wall
Marlene watches frome the wall
her mocking smile says it all

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Caramel
to dream of caramel,
to think of cinnamon
and long for you

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99.9 F°
Pale as a candle and your face is hot
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Small Blue Thing
Today I am a small blue thing
Like a marble or an eye

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Blood Makes Noise
And I can't really hear you
In the thickening of fear

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Left of Center
I think they know that I'm looking at them
I think they think I must be out of touch

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In Liverpool
The light is pale and thin like you
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Gypsy
You come from far away
With pictures in your eyes

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Book of Dreams
Rode like foam on the river of pity
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No Cheap Thrill
It will cost you, cost you, cost you
Anything you have to pay

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World Before Columbus
How could they weigh the worth
Of you so rare

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When Heroes Go Down
You can't expect any kind of mercy
On the battlefield

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The Queen and the Soldier
But she knew how it frightened her, and she turnes away
And would not look at his face again.

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Book & a Cover
Come here and I will whisper true
About the things I know of You

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Rosemary
All I know of you is in my memory.
All I ask is you remember me.

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Songs in Red and Gray

Penitent
I wait to see your sign
Could I obey?

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Widow's Walk
It's not the man, but it's the marriage
that was drowned

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(I'll Never Be) Your Maggie Mae
And so you go
No girl coud say no
to you

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It Makes Me Wonder
The virgin mary on a chain
has hit me in the mouth again

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Soap and Water
Wash the year from my life
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Song in Red and Gray
Somewhere their future is still yet to come
in ways that are yet as of now unforseen

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Last Year's Troubles
Last year's troubles are so old-fashioned
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Priscilla
I dance beside her
feeling no shame

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If I Were a Weapon
If I am a weapon
I am pointing now at you

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Harbour Song
But still I feel the wind in from the harbour
That's when I know the longing for you

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Machine Ballerina
Am I an afternoon pastime?
a thing on a string
to be thrown and retrieved

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Soiltaire
Are you going to spend the night
Playing Solitaire?

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St. Clare
A poor woman's saint
Holding all man's desire

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Retrospective

Luka
Just don't ask me how I am
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Tom's Diner (DNA featuring Suzanne Vega)
I am sitting in the morning
At the diner on the corner

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Marlene on the Wall
Marlene watches frome the wall
her mocking smile says it all

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Caramel
to dream of caramel,
to think of cinnamon
and long for you

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99.9 F°
Pale as a candle and your face is hot
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Tired of Sleeping
She's fighting for her small life
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Small Blue Thing
Today I am a small blue thing
Like a marble or an eye

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Blood Makes Noise
And I can't really hear you
In the thickening of fear

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Left of Center
I think they know that I'm looking at them
I think they think I must be out of touch

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(I'll Never Be) Your Maggie Mae
And so you go
No girl coud say no
to you

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In Liverpool
The light is pale and thin like you
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Gypsy
You come from far away
With pictures in your eyes

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Book of Dreams
Rode like foam on the river of pity
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No Cheap Thrill
It will cost you, cost you, cost you
Anything you have to pay

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Calypso
It's a lonely time ahead
I do not ask hin to return

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World Before Columbus
How could they weigh the worth
Of you so rare

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Solitude Standing
Solitude stands in the doorway
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Penitent
I wait to see your sign
Could I obey?

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Rosemary
All I know of you is in my memory.
All I ask is you remember me.

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The Queen and the Soldier - Live
But she knew how it frightened her, and she turnes away
And would not look at his face again.

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Woman On The Tier
You're new to me. I'm new to you.
I see your fate. I'll see you
You through.

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Philip Glass: Songs from Liquid Days

Lightning
Lightning struck a while ago
And it's blazing much too fast

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Freezing
If it were only you
Naked on the grass
Who would you be then?

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