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

And you know that she'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 let's 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 think you'll maybe trust her
For she's touched your perfect body with her mind

And Jesus was a sailor
When He walked upon the water
And He spent a long time watching
From a lonely wooden tower

And when He knew for certain
Only drowning men could see Him
He said, "All men shall be 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 you'll maybe trust Hm
For He's touched your perfect body with His mind

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

And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbour
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 the mirror

And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you think maybe you'll trust her
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind



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    Faith KolbJul 13, 2013 at 7:46 pm
    Absolutely stellar. As good as Cohen's original, I'd say, but for completely different reasons. Brings tears to the eyes. Just Beautiful.

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