SUZANNE an Morisien

(LEONARD COHEN)
For Sue and Clara

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Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by, you can spend the night forever
And you know that she’s half-crazy but 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 mean to tell her that you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer that you’ve always been her lover

And you want to travel with her, and you want to travel blind
And you know that she will trust you
For you’ve touched her perfect body with your mind

And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching from his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain only drowning men could see him
He said all men will be 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 you maybe you’ll trust him
For he’s touched your perfect body with his mind

Now, Suzanne takes your hand and she leads you to the river
She’s wearing rags and feathers from Salvation Army counters
And the sun pours down like honey on our lady of the harbor
And she shows you where to look among 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

And you want to travel with her, and you want to travel blind
And you know that you can trust her
For she’s touched your perfect body with her mind

SIZANN

Sizann trap to lame, amenn twa dan bor dilo
Bann bato monte-desann, to anvi lanwit san defo
To kone li enpe toke, akoz sa to pa pou larg li
Li donn twa dite ek zoranz ki sorti depi Lasinn
Zis kouma to pou al dir li ki peyna lamour pou li
Li reysi vir to lespri
Les larivier reponn ki to toultan ti so koko-seri

Lerla to anvi roule, reve san ezite
To sir li kapav kwar twa
Parski to’nn tous so bote ar to nam

Nou Zezi ti enn bon maren ler li ti mars lor lamer
E pas boukou letan get lavi dan nou liniver
E ler li ti bien konpran ki zis peser ti trouv li
Li dir nou tou vinn maren ziska ki lamer larg nou
Me limem li ti dan pens avan ki lesiel ouver
Tousel, abandone, li koule net dan to sazes manter

Lerla to anvi roule, reve san ezite
To sir to kapav kwar li
Parski li’nn tous to bote ar so nam

Sizann trap to lame, amenn twa kot larivier
Get kouma li atiran, li konn abiy dan lamanier
Soley vers so douser lor Marie Reine de La Paix
Li montre twa sime parmi petal ek pikan
Ena ero anba dilo ek zanfan dan gramaten
Ki pe rod lamour paran zordi, dime, touletan
Pandan ki Sizann get dan laglas

Lerla to anvi roule, reve san ezite
To sir to kapav kwar li
Parski li’nn tous to bote ar so nam

09.07.2017

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