Language, Suzanne Vega

I was in the mood for a little Suzanne V tonight…This one seemed apropos.

“Language”

If language were liquid
It would be rushing in
Instead here we are
In a silence more eloquent
Than any word could ever beThese words are too solid
They don’t move fast enough
To catch the blur in the brain
That flies by and is gone
Gone
Gone
Gone

I’d like to meet you
In a timeless, placeless place
Somewhere out of context
And beyond all consequences

Let’s go back to the building
(Words are too solid)
On Little West Twelfth
It is not far away
(They don’t move fast enough)
And the river is there
And the sun and the spaces
Are all laying low
(To catch the blur in the brain)
And we’ll sit in the silence
(That flies by and is)
That comes rushing in and is
Gone (Gone)

I won’t use words again
They don’t mean what I meant
They don’t say what I said
They’re just the crust of the meaning
With realms underneath
Never touched
Never stirred
Never even moved through

If language were liquid
It would be rushing in
Instead here we are
In a silence more eloquent
Than any word could ever be

And is gone
Gone
Gone
And is gone

***just to clarify–the link to click on to listen to her song is in the title 🙂

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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6 Responses to Language, Suzanne Vega

  1. Ian Moone says:

    really liking the repetition

  2. Playful…delightfully true

  3. nelle says:

    So good, and fun to run through some of the songs!

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