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  1. Gypsy

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Gypsy is written by Suzanne Vega. Arranged and performed by Caroline Waters - vocals, guitar, background vocals. Recorded at Tom Zink's studio in Long Beach. Mastered by Leslie Chew. Sound Recording © by Caroline Waters. Label: Redhead Records. Publishing: Red Velvet Sensations, ASCAP. Booking and Licensing: booking@carolinewaters.com


Words and Music by SUZANNE VEGA

You come from far away
With pictures in your eyes
Of coffee shops and morning streets
And 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're 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 running 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
We'll blow away forever soon
And go on to different lands
But please do not ever look for me
But with me you will stay
And you will hear yourself in song
Blowing by one day

But now, hold me like a baby...