susie

Story Behind The Song

Young and alone in the big city, Susie tries to break out on her own. LOOKING FOR FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE AND A PLACE TO BELONG,

Song Description

a gentle song about a young girl leaving home and living rough on the streets Young and alone in the big city, susie tries to break out on her own. LOOKING FOR FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE AND A PLACE TO BELONG,

Song Length 3:33 Genre Folk - Contemporary, Folk - General
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Moving, Poignant Subject Teens, Friendship
Similar Artists JAMES TAYLOR Language English
Era 1970 - 1979

Lyrics


SUSIE (c) Dennis Makepeace
Susie's gone back on the road, she's spent and her heart is feeling cold,
She's worn and tired and just can't walk any more, She left her home a year ago, her heart was glad but now she knows,
She's all alone upon the city's floor
chorus Susie where are you going to? what are you running from?
You'll blind your pretty eyes by looking at the sun Susie where are you going to? what are you running from?
Don't blind your pretty eyes by looking at the sun
Take a trip on a rainbowed ship, she's living in her mind and if she watches she can see both sun and moon
Running around from door to door, she can't find what she's looking for,
It's love she needs to find to bring her home.
chorus
Susie where are you going to? what are you running from?
You'll blind your pretty eyes by looking at the sun Susie where are you going to? what are you running from?
Don't blind your pretty eyes by looking at the sun
Downtown streets are cold and dark, home is a box in a city park,
She's moving on again ,no ties to bind,
Times are hard and friends are few, but some are real ,some are true,
The love you find is all inside your mind, chorus chorus
Susie where are you going to? what are you running from?
You'll blind your pretty eyes by looking at the sun Susie where are you going to? what are you running from?
Don't blind your pretty eyes by looking at the sun

This is a beautiful ballad about a homeless woman named Suzy. The writer paints a very believable, real picture with the lyrics that helps the listener to identify, see and sympathize with the main character. I love the way the writer describes the environment she finds herself in (cardboard box) and the drug problem (rainbow dreams?). The chorus is very clever and memorable. "You'll blind your pretty eyes lookin' at the sun" - love it. Sounds like a 12 string guitar to me. Nice guitar playing.

Beautiful sad song ...vocals are tops....instrumentation suits the song well....harmonies well placed...really liked this song....

A great, comfortable song... like you are sitting there hearing a story told (and told well!) Smooth instrumentation and perfectly harmonized vocals, with almost a nostalgic sound to it the is reminiscent of some incredible years in music. Great song here.

Thoughtful song that tells an interesting story with evocative imagery. We can imagine Suzy and therefore we can feel for her to some degree. Can't help remembering Donovan's 'Young Girl Blues' (English singer from 60's). Musically, it has interesting moments.

Great tune - great vocals, great lyrics. Clear you have but in the time. I'm a fan.

nice spry guitar/bass entry, vocal and harmony work for this one. lyrics not bad, you DO have a good hook/title (if i got it right....LOL)--damn hard to find sometimes in reviewing!

Very pretty song, very nice voices. Why the advice about blinding pretty eyes by looking at the sun? Is it a metaphor for leaving home and seeking fame and glory? or is it a lover's call to stay at home out of the bright lights?

I love the story .. The harmonies blend nicely together! Nice job!

nice instrumental color in the intro. like the overall vibe. voice is well recorded and performed. thanks, I enjoyed the song.

very nice song,love your vocals,and production

Lyrics Dennis makepeace Music Dennis Makepeace
Producer Dennis Makepeace Publisher Dennis Makepeace
Performance Dennis Makepeace
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