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The Jazz Butcher Lyrics Susie
Susie
21 documented performances (click to explore)
1985 1 (JBC)
1988 5 (JBC)
1992 14 (JBC)
1993 1 (Pat Solo)
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Fishcotheque .. Edward's Closet
Live version from 1992-04-26

Susie leaned across the table in her coat
And said when she was young
There was fear and loathing driving all the things she did
Learning Latin in a high school in a foreign land
Hating the school teachers most of all
Guess no one told them that you shouldn't ever lie to kids

A girl has to have some breaks
When she was 18 Susie saw the Patti Smith Group on T.V.
And she told me that it changed what she wanted to be
Guess that's why we kept on coming back to each other
Over all these years now
And if you don't know what's so good about candy
Don't ask Susie or me

All these smart teenagers
Say "You just believe your own pubilicity"
But you have to live somewhere don't you see?
Now I'm falling prey to delusions
Stupid and young with all these confusions
People ask me the strangest questions
Such a faith in such an illusion
Meanwhile goodbye to all your friends
So sorry, but goodbye to all your friends

So why despise these simple virtues?
Moneyed eyes on simple virtues
But you can ride your own downtown train
You can play those records again and again
And they can't take that away from you Susie
They can't take that away from you
No they can't take that away from you Susie
They can't take that away from you

And everybody says that its all over now
You're just like Morris dancers anyhow
Oh but I do care
What I could I do but care
Ah and I do care
What I could I do but care

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  • Favorite JBC Song
    brad[at]-remove-bdmillerart.com - Brad Miller [at]-remove-Omaha, NE
    23Nov2010 6:23 PM (6 years 121 days ago)
    For me, the best song Pat has ever penned.