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Suzanne Vega

February 11, 2010

Track Listing

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  1. Cracking
  2. Freeze Tag
  3. Marlene on the Wall
  4. Small Blue Thing
  5. Straight Lines
  6. Undertow
  7. Some Journey
  8. The Queen and the Soldier
  9. Knight Moves
  10. Neighborhood Girls
Albums

Solitude Standing

February 11, 2010

Track Listing

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  1. “Tom’s Diner”
  2. “Luka”
  3. “Ironbound/Fancy Poultry”
  4. “In the Eye”
  5. “Night Vision”
  6. “Solitude Standing”
  7. “Calypso”
  8. “Language”
  9. “Gypsy”
  10. “Wooden Horse (Caspar Hauser’s Song)”
  11. “Tom’s Diner (Reprise)”
Albums

Days of Open Hand

February 11, 2010

Track Listing

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  1. “Tired of Sleeping”
  2. “Men in a War”
  3. “Rusted Pipe” (Vega, Anton Sanko)
  4. “Book of Dreams” (Vega, A. Sanko)
  5. “Institution Green” (Vega, A. Sanko)
  6. “Those Whole Girls (Run in Grace)”
  7. “Room Off the Street” (Vega, A. Sanko)
  8. “Big Space” (Vega, A. Sanko)
  9. “Predictions”
  10. “Fifty Fifty Chance”
  11. “Pilgrimage” (Vega, A. Sanko)
Albums

Close-Up Vol 1, Love Songs

February 11, 2010

Suzanne is reinterpreting and re-recording her catalog in an acoustic, intimate, and personal manner, and releasing them as 4 new thematic albums over the course of 2010-2011.

With her sultry voice, Suzanne Vega seamlessly joins her poetry and contemporary folk song with a sound that is utterly unique and identifiable to her alone. A pioneer among singer-songwriters, Suzanne has embarked on a project to re-imagine her own songbook in a stripped down and intimate manner. The 4 volumes include

“Love Songs,”

“People, Places & Things,”

“States of Being,”

“Songs of Family”

The first is Suzanne Vega Close-Up, Vol 1, Love Songs.

Hello,

Welcome to the first volume of the Close-Up Series. These are songs that I have written over the years and now re-recorded. I wanted to give you, the listener, a small sort of gift. These are the songs I consider love songs, although they are also songs of attraction, flirtation, and confrontation.

Thank you for listening,

With love,

Suzanne

Lyrics

Song Of Sand

January 25, 2010

If sand waves were sound waves
What song would be in the air now
What stinging tune
Could split this endless noon
And make the sky swell with rain
If war were a game that a man or a child
Could think of winning
What kind of rule
Can overthrow a fool
And leave the land with no stain

Lyrics

As Girls Go

January 25, 2010

You make a really good girl
As girls go
Still kind of look like a guy
I never thought to wonder why

If I could pull this off
Would I know for certain
The real situation
Behind the curtain

So beautiful
Damsel in distress
Not exactly natural
Stunning none the less

What happened to you?
To make you more girl than girls are
Would you ever show or tell
Cause you’re so good so far

You make a really good girl
As girls go
As girls go
As girls go
As girls go
As girls go

Let’s chronicle
The dark side of the life
Did you ever keep the date
With the steel side of the knife

Doesn’t matter to me
Which side of the line
You happen to be
At any given time

You make a really good girl
As girls go
As girls go
As girls go
As girls go
As girls go

Lyrics

When Heroes Go Down

January 25, 2010

When heroes go down
They go down fast
So don’t expect any time to
Equivocate the past

When heroes go down
They land in flame
So don’t expect any slow and careful
Settling of blame

I heard you say
You look out for the feet of clay
That someone will be falling next
Without the chance for last respects

You feel the disappointment
When heroes go down
Man or woman revealed
You can’t expect any kind of mercy

On the battlefield I heard you say
You look out for the feet of clay
That someone will be falling next
Without the chance for last respects

You feel the disappointment
When heroes go down
Man or woman revealed
Do you show any kind of mercy
On the battlefield?

When heroes go down
When heroes go down
When heroes go down

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