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David Hopkins — Suzanne Is Perfect
Album: Here Comes The Bright Light
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Total ratings: 391









Released: 2003
Length: 3:06
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Suzanne is perfect
except for the band
where she cut her own hand
with a razor blade.

New York and cocaine
have got to her now
she took her last bow
in the powder room.

All that she wanted
and all that she had are the same thing.
Even in sin
she still had the face of a queen.

Suzanne is broken
down by the sea
she was trying to be
now she can never be.

Alone in a madness
out of control
she lived in a hole
with her radiohead.

All that she wanted
and all that she had
are the same thing.
Even in sin
she still had the face of a queen.
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 Quixmundi wrote:
This falls into the "I've heard it before" category...eminently predictable
 
"Predictable" in some noteworthy or distinguished way?  That's not so bad, is it? Well, I guess it could be.
Did he date the same Suzanne as Leonard Cohen? She seems to inspire some pretty tragic songs.

year of the cat


Nice, smooth, beautiful ... {#Sunny}
I'm hearing Aldo Nova's "Fantasy". Weird.
 Frater_Kork wrote:

Wonder who was on top?
 
We could have done without that visual, Mr. 10 minutes in the hall for you! {#Grumpy}
 copymonkey wrote:
Nick Drake and Al Stewart's love child.
 
Wonder who was on top?
 westslope wrote:
Gorgeous.  Like it even better on subsequent listens.
  
I have heard this song a bunch of times and find it very enjoyable, listenable, and most importantly it makes me feel nostalgic for all those "perfect" girls I have been with . . .   {#Angel}{#Cry}
So many new songs I've never heard before! Sounds like the old playlists were completely wiped out. {#Laughing}
Gorgeous.  Like it even better on subsequent listens.
Why are all songs about Suzanne so lame?
Why, perhaps it just goes with the name!
This falls into the "I've heard it before" category...eminently predictable
Nick Drake and Al Stewart's love child.
deanofox wrote:
I sit next to Suzanne, I think I can smell her shoes.
Do they smell like perfect?
Excellent. I've known some people like that. Maybe even been one. New York and cocaine go together like peanut butter and jelly. pianocomposer wrote:
Okay...this was a little gem by somebody I'd never heard of. I lived in the SF bay area too long ago. Here's the lyrics. I gave this one an 8: Suzanne is perfect except for the band where she cut her own hand with a razor blade. New York and cocaine have got to her now she took her last bow in the powder room. All that she wanted and all that she had are the same thing. Even in sin she still had the face of a queen. Suzanne is broken down by the sea she was trying to be now she can never be. Alone in a madness out of control she lived in a hole with her radiohead. All that she wanted and all that she had are the same thing. Even in sin she still had the face of a queen.
Okay...this was a little gem by somebody I'd never heard of. I lived in the SF bay area too long ago. Here's the lyrics. I gave this one an 8: Suzanne is perfect except for the band where she cut her own hand with a razor blade. New York and cocaine have got to her now she took her last bow in the powder room. All that she wanted and all that she had are the same thing. Even in sin she still had the face of a queen. Suzanne is broken down by the sea she was trying to be now she can never be. Alone in a madness out of control she lived in a hole with her radiohead. All that she wanted and all that she had are the same thing. Even in sin she still had the face of a queen.
sunnysoul03 wrote:
Great segue from RHCP's Road Trippin
No kidding. . .I thought for sure the Pepper's song was just going on way long, but then the wrong voice started singing! Neat.
Great segue from RHCP's Road Trippin
Suzanne is a perfectionist - idealist really!
I sit next to Suzanne, I think I can smell her shoes.
ndanger666 wrote:
Suzanne may be perfect; this song sure isn't. (YAWN)
I know Suzanne. She's far from perfect. She's really kind of a mess.
Xiren wrote:
I really love this song, I'm going to start covering when I play live. Anyone have an album recommendation from David Hopkins?
you should check out Here Comes the Bright Light. Great record. It's available on cdbaby.
I really love this song, I'm going to start covering when I play live. Anyone have an album recommendation from David Hopkins?
rgj13 wrote:
I bet if I weren't kind of sick of this song, I'd really enjoy it.
You'll have to get the CD...I love it...!
Funny that someone else pointed out the Al Stewart similarity--he is one of my favorite artists, and this song reminded me somewhat of Al Stewart's "Carol."
one remedy would be to add more hopkins songs. yes... jackson is gorgeous. kills me softly. we just uploaded a track called "I Can't Speak Your Name" with Noe Venable on backing vocals. it's a winner too. and then his latest "paranoia song #1" i still love Suzanne is Perfect, and won't tire of it... but i'd sure like to hear some more of David on here. mix it up a bit. they have another song 'some kind of christian' i think... that was "added" but has yet to be played. anyway. class act. you should try to catch him live sometime. you'd go home a diehard fan. they all do! :)
I bet if I weren't kind of sick of this song, I'd really enjoy it.
I checked out some more MP3s on his site, how come his Song Jackson is not on RP? Cool, a songwriter who is around now who is actually great. I was about to give up.
Patrick wrote:
That was Al Stewart, missjanuary. But I agree, it sounds a lot like him.
Sounds exactly like him. Eerie.
wendyd wrote:
I was gonna get all pissy at you but then I look at the songs you gave 10s to, Little Feat and Earl Srcuggs. Let's just leave it at that.
Tell it like it is Wendy!!! :nodhead:
Originally Posted by ndanger666: Suzanne may be perfect; this song sure isn't. (YAWN)
I was gonna get all pissy at you but then I look at the songs you gave 10s to, Little Feat and Earl Srcuggs. Let's just leave it at that.
Suzanne may be perfect; this song sure isn\'t. (YAWN)
great song, reminds me of ummmmmm. I can\'t even think what it reminds me of. Original. When\'s he coming to Texas?? :clap:
Originally Posted by troubleTroy:
i keep trying to upload some of david's new tunes, but radioparadise keeps saying they won't review it. you'd really dig the ones i just got from a disc he sells at his shows.
Originally Posted by andrewpickford81: Bit of Nick Drake going on? :) not a bad thing at all, did i hear radiohead in teh lyrics
the_om wrote:
I thought it sounded like the guy from Belle & Sebastian.
very much agree. is it?
Bit of Nick Drake going on? :) not a bad thing at all, did i hear radiohead in teh lyrics
Originally Posted by missjanuary: Sounds like the guy who sang 'Year of the Cat'. Mind you, might even be him for all I know. :wave:
I thought it sounded like the guy from Belle & Sebastian.
missjanuary wrote:
Sounds like the guy who sang 'Year of the Cat'. Mind you, might even be him for all I know. :wave:
That was Al Stewart, missjanuary. But I agree, it sounds a lot like him.
Sounds like the guy who sang \'Year of the Cat\'. Mind you, might even be him for all I know. :wave:
I think this is the most frequently played song on RP. Maybe I'm crazy, but it seems that I hear this every day. :) I'm not complaining, just observing. It's a good song. It's definitely grown on me from a few weeks ago.
Originally Posted by mr.selfdestruct: Very "Travis"-like. Sounds cool. Is this the same Suzanne that Cohen sings about: "For you've touched her perfect body with your mind."? If it isn't then why the hell are all Suzanne's so 'perfect'?
Did you ever try one? There're the best, dude!! :lol:
Very \"Travis\"-like. Sounds cool. Is this the same Suzanne that Cohen sings about: \"For you\'ve touched her perfect body with your mind.\"? If it isn\'t then why the hell are all Suzanne\'s so \'perfect\'?
Originally Posted by anto: well, people's taste. this is a mighty tune, so you'll just have to reconcile ourself to the fact that you are sorely lacking in taste. maybe they have taste suppliments at Good Earth or Whole Foods or something.
That's very true. If you don't like something, you either lack taste (=broad understanding/knowledge of music) or it is crap, like Britney/Oasis/andsoforth... :moon:
well, people\'s taste. this is a mighty tune, so you\'ll just have to reconcile ourself to the fact that you are sorely lacking in taste. maybe they have taste suppliments at Good Earth or Whole Foods or something.
One would think that if Suzanne is perfect, she'd get a better song than this. :??:
I want more stuff dammit! Great song but where\'s the other material? :??: :??:
Beautiful melody, this guy has an amazing talent!! More please! :clap:
This guy is terrific! I drove up to Frisco to catch him, wow! what a set of pipes!
So, Bill, do you spend like 24/7 sending minions out to find the coolest music around? How the hell do you do it? This is great: I\'ve listed to RP for a few days now and my \"must buy\" list is now longer than my right leg. And I write small.
:clap:
:bounce:
:notworthy: who is this guy? where can I see him play? What a song!!!
Yay for David. Local to SF now! Have seen him play at some intimate little cafes and clubs and really enjoyed his live show. www.davidhopkinsmusic.com is his site.
I remember David from Lir. Great great great f*%*ing song!!!!