Suzanne

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Cary Cooper
Cary Cooper

Story

(I was hiding in the bathroom for a few minutes peace from my family.  I saw "Water for Elephants" on my bathroom shelf. A few hours later, Suzanne came to life.) 

Lyrics

Suzanne ran away with the circus  

When she was forty- three    

Misses her kids occasionally    

As she swings on her trapeze 

 

But she doesn’t miss washing dishes

As she flies through the air   

With the breeze in her hair    

Devil may care   

 

But you can’t have everything   

Everything, everything, no you can’t

You can’t have everything, everything

Can you Suzanne   

 

She fell pretty hard for a carnie    

On the train to Tucumcari    

Where she wished she wasn’t married   

Just for a night

 

Cause she couldn’t resist when he kissed her   

Just a little longer    

Just a little wronger    

Than she knew was right

 

But you can’t have everything   

Everything, everything, no you can’t

You can’t have everything, everything

Can you Suzanne   

 

But sometimes it’s the dreams that get you through   

All the hardest things you have to do   

 

Suzanne came back home from the circus     

When she was forty-four   

Knowing she’d miss her family more

She let go and fell to the floor  

 

She'll never like washing dishes   

But at night when no ones there     

She’ll feel the breeze in her hair      

Devil may care

 

But you can’t have everything

Everything, everything, no you can’t

You can’t have everything, everything

Can you Suzanne