Suzanne Vega — Gypsy
Album: Solitude Standing
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7.5

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Total ratings: 1861









Released: 1987
Length: 3:58
Plays (last 30 days): 2
You come from far away
With pictures in your eyes
Of coffeeshops and morning streets
In the blue and silent sunrise
But night is the cathedral
Where we recognized the sign
We strangers know each other now
As part of the whole design

Oh, hold me like a baby
That will not fall asleep
Curl me up inside you
And let me hear you through the heat

You are the jester of this courtyard
With a smile like a girl's
Distracted by the women
With the dimples and the curls
By the pretty and the mischievous
By the timid and the blessed
By the blowing skirts of ladies
Who promise to gather you to their breast

Oh, hold me like a baby
That will not fall asleep
Curl me up inside you
And let me hear you through the heat

You have hands of raining water
And that earring in your ear
The wisdom on your face
Denies the number of your years
With the fingers of the potter
And the laughing tale of the fool

The arranger of disorder
With your strange and simple rules
Yes now I've met me another spinner
Of strange and gauzy threads
With a long and slender body
And a bump upon the head

Oh, hold me like a baby
That will not fall asleep
Curl me up inside you
And let me hear you through the heat

With a long and slender body
And the sweetest softest hands
And we'll blow away forever soon
And go on to different lands
And please do not ever look for me
But with me you will stay
And you will hear yourself in song
Blowing by one day

Oh, hold me like a baby
That will not fall asleep
Curl me up inside you
And let me hear you through the heat
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 jimtyrrell wrote:
Beautiful voice and the lyrics tell a beautiful tale of love. I always thought it was a "pretty"song until today,  I read the lyrics and bumped my rating up. 8 for this classic.

 
{#Yes}  {#Notworthy}
Beautiful, which is no surprise, really. 
Apparently this is about a boyfriend who moved away to the UK.  The song ”In Liverpool” is a follow up to it. She was playing a concert in Liverpool years later and found out that he lived there. They didn’t meet up at that time, but have since met again and are now friends. Sometimes there is a happy ending!
not my fav singer (by a long shot) but she nails this one!
{#Bananajam}
I haven't overplayed this recently so it's back up to a 9
Saw her preform at the "Fast Folk Festival" in 1988 in NY at I think the Bottom Line....still sounds as good as ever
Heard many times, but first time listening...

Wow! Love her... :)
one of Vegas sweetest songs
{#Bananajam}
"And please do not ever look for me But with me you will stay And you will hear yourself in song Blowing by one day"

I didn't heed this advice and now someone who introduced me to RP is gone or under a new alias. :'(

goodbye catey.
Beautiful song from her best album, IMO.
lovely.
normally I cannot stand SV, but this one works, less whining and more melody here {#Roflol}
 jimtyrrell wrote:
Beautiful voice and the lyrics tell a beautiful tale of love. I always thought it was a "pretty"song until today,  I read the lyrics and bumped my rating up. 8 for this classic.
 
I saw her in concert at Carnegie Hall when this album came out.  Before she performed this song she said it was about another counselor she had met while working at a summer camp in upstate NY.  Not that it really matters for the appreciation of the song, but I've always remembered that introduction from her.
Never heard this one. Quite lovely. 
Second part: You got dimples on your cheeks.
Beautiful voice and the lyrics tell a beautiful tale of love. I always thought it was a "pretty"song until today,  I read the lyrics and bumped my rating up. 8 for this classic.
Sweet song of youth...
ugh....never liked this....sounds off key and messy....depressing{#Stop}
Always wished she were my girlfriend, with such a voice she could talk to me 24 hours a day, I'd never feel bored.
Every time I see this album cover it freaks me out a little. I know it's just an illusion with the black gloves, but still, the floating head missing just enough to give it the shape of a skull...

Love Suzanne Vega, this song isn't amazing though.