Saturday, March 21, 2015

Neil Diamond #MUSICVIDEO #DianaMarySharpton #DianaMarySharptonPhotography

"A Gift for Suzanne"
Diana Mary Sharpton Photography © 2015 all rights reserved
 Introduction:
“There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.” ~ George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman








I heard a song among many on this morning’s drive to Hillsboro, Texas and the words impressed me so much, it is my post for this evening. It is sung by the amazing Neil Diamond and titled “Suzanne”. Oddly enough it was a cold misty sort of morning with low lying fog. In my opinion, the song speaks to a paradox that exists between love and friendship. The Lyrics have been added so you can read what I think I heard.

"Suzanne"
 Suzanne takes you down
To her place by the river
 You can hear the boats go by
 You can spend the night forever

 And you know the girl's half crazy
 And that's why you want to be there
 And she feeds you tea and oranges
 That come all the way from China

 And just when you want to tell her
 That you have no love to give her
 She gets you on her wavelength
 And lets the river answer

 That you've always been her lover
 And Jesus was a sailor
 When he walked upon the water
 And he spent a long time watching

 From the lonely wooden tower
 And when he knew for certain
 Only drowning men could see him
 He said "All men are sailors then

 Until the sea shall free them"
 But he himself was broken
 Long before the sky would open
 Forsaken, almost human

He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone
And you want to travel with him
And you want to travel blind
And you think that you may trust him

For he's touched your perfect body
With his mind.
Suzanne takes you down
To her place by the river

You can hear the boats that go by
You can spend the night forever
And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbor

And she shows you where to look
Amid the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning

They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds her mirror 

This Rock and Roll video was published on Jan 29, 2014 by FONDSince1971. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight...

I hope you like this selection and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support.

Peace and Love always 

Diana Mary Sharpton

References:
1. Photography:  "A Gift for Suzanne " Diana Mary Sharpton Photography © 2015 all rights reserved
2. Video: Neil Diamond ~ Suzanne
: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmP5jXZV4kY