Who Sang Gypsy? Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega Solitude Standing cover art
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Suzanne Vega
release date: 1987-4
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock/Synth-pop/Indie Rock
length: 4:05
producer: Lenny Kaye and Steve Addabbo
membranophone: Sue Evans
vocal: Suzanne Vega
mixer: Shelly Yakus
engineer: Rod O'Brien and Steve Addabbo
electric guitar: Frank Christian
guitar: Mitch Easter
co-producer: Mitch Easter
sound engineer: Robin Danar
solo guitar: Steve Addabbo
You come from far away
With pictures in your eyes
Of coffeeshops and morning streets
In the blue and silent sunrise
But night is the cathedral
Where we recognized the sign
We strangers know each other now
As part of the whole design

Oh, hold me like a baby
That will not fall asleep
Curl me up inside you
And let me hear you through the heat

You are the jester of this courtyard
With a smile like a girl's
Distracted by the women
With the dimples and the curls
By the pretty and the mischievous
By the timid and the blessed
By the blowing skirts of ladies
Who promise to gather you to their breast

Oh, hold me like a baby

You have hands of raining water
And that earring in your ear
The wisdom on your face
Denies the number of your years
With the fingers of the potter
And the laughing tale of the fool
The arranger of disorder
With your strange and simple rules
Yes now I've met me another spinner
Of strange and gauzy threads
With a long and slender body
And a bump upon the head

Oh, hold me like a baby

With a long and slender body
And the sweetest softest hands
And we'll blow away forever soon
And go on to different lands
And please do not ever look for me
But with me you will stay
And you will hear yourself in song
Blowing by one day

Oh, hold me like a baby

CD 1
  • 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)

  • Album Information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075021513624
    script: Latin