Vega, Suzanne - Pornoghrapher's Dream Lyrics




She's a pornographer's dream, he said.
I knew what he meant.
But it made me imagine: what kind of a dream
He would have, that hadn't been spent?

Would he still dream of the thigh? of the flesh upon high?
What he saw so much of?
Wouldn't he dream of the thing that he never
Could quite get the touch of?

It's out of his hands, over his head
Out of his reach, under this real life
Hidden in veils, covered in silk
He's dreaming of what might be

Out of his hands, over his head
Out of his reach, under this real life
Hidden in veils,
He's dreaming of mystery.

Bettie Page is still the rage
With her legs and leather;
She turns to tease the camera, and please us at home,
And we let her.

Who's to know what she'll show of herself,
In what measure?
If what she reveals, or what she conceals,
Is the key to our pleasure?

It's out of our hands, over our heads
Out of our reach, under this real life
Hidden in veils, covered in silk
We're dreaming of what might be

It's out of our hands, over our heads
Out of our reach, under this real life
Hidden in veils
We're dreaming of mystery.

She's a pornographer's dream, he said.
I knew what he meant.
But it made me imagine: what kind of a dream
He would have?





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  1. massimo bernuzzi

    Susan Vega. Period. Vega...maybe she comes from that star? Really good music

  2. Philou Mars

    It is true that pornography is really a social matter.

  3. Jet Streamer

    auto-complete will not let you find this gem

  4. aceofspades02

    Nice. This song seems to have a strong influence of "Bossa Nova" (a Brazilian music style)

  5. Jordan Benans-Hillard

    Vega is a true badass lyricist.

  6. Matrix Master

    Curse Reversal: youtu.be/A8Sqt7zC4Bg

  7. H.E. Moore

    I can tell the Bossa Nova influence really came out in this song. Brava, Suzanne!!!

  8. VHJM van Neerven

    She's a pornographer's dream he said I knew what he meant But it made me imagine what kind of a dream he would have that hadn't been spent Would he still dream of the thigh the flesh upon high what he saw so much of Wouldn't he dream of the thing that he never could quite get the touch of

    Out of his hands over his head out of his reach under this real life Hidden in veils covered in silk dreaming of what might be Out of his hands over his head out of his reach under this real life Hidden in veils dreaming of mystery

    Bettie Page is still the rage with her legs and leather She turns to tease the camera and please us at home and we let her Who's to know what she'll show of herself in what measure If what she reveals or what she conceals is the key to our pleasure

    Out of our hands over our heads out of our reach under this real life Hidden in veils covered in silk dreaming of what might be Out of our hands over our heads out of our reach under this real life Hidden in veils dreaming of mystery

    Under this real life Dreaming of what might be Under this real life Dreaming of mystery

    She's a pornographer's dream he said I knew what he meant And it made me imagine what kind of a dream he would have


    - Written by Suzanne Vega
    - © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

  9. Seth Miller

    Suzanne made something so beautiful out of a topic most people would be disgusted of and because of that I respect and love her songs

    Sarah Bridges

    Precisely. Such beautiful music and honest lyrics for something taboo

  10. jr w

    of course you don't need me, later

  11. joão Santos

    Bossa Nova.

  12. Mike Cronis

    Such a brilliant chord progression. Solo crescendos into a fantasy world then jumps back to reality.. Whispers, "have" at the end on a suspended chord leaving a longing.. So brilliant, God damn.
    Suzie is granted the title of "Master Bard".

    Mark Glenn

    I love suspended chords and the ambiguity they infer. I've loved Bossa Nova since I was a kid too. What an accomplished song / arrangement.

    Mike Cronis

    @Mark Glenn Truly. So underappreciated, this. I've never met an expression of emotion to its equal through music. I mean, during the near-end, "real life" is echoed and fades as the music "fantasy" crescendo. Damn brilliant, as if to battle each other in contrast. Real life wins in the end, but a whisper wistfully makes the dream still alive but so distant. Amazing.

  13. Vern Roberts

    Suzanne Vega is a recording artist who writes music for the world, I was lucky enough to see her live at the Auckland town hall, I think that was around 1986 with a good friend who is no longer with us, but he loved her music as much as I did and do, His name was and is Lyle Jenkins an amazing bass player and just a great guy, , and he could play all her songs, backwards! I guess you could google her and go, oh yeah that's right!!l Luka, great song:) but there's so many more!!!!So if you love folk , country, blues, rock and funk all wound into a ball of just great music, Suzanne Vega is an artist you should explore:) Kind regards and best wishes Suzanne, thank you for the music:)

    Harriot Shand

    Nice post, and spot on re' S.Vega, thanks kiwi person :)

  14. Keith Rushing

    She's a pornographer's dream, he said.
    I knew what he meant.
    But it made me imagine: what kind of a dream
    He would have, that hadn't been spent?

    Would he still dream of the thigh? of the flesh upon high?
    What he saw so much of?
    Wouldn't he dream of the thing that he never
    Could quite get the touch of?

    It's out of his hands, over his head
    Out of his reach, under this real life
    Hidden in veils, covered in silk
    He's dreaming of what might be

    Out of his hands, over his head
    Out of his reach, under this real life
    Hidden in veils,
    He's dreaming of mystery.

    Bettie Page is still the rage
    With her legs and leather;
    She turns to tease the camera, and please us at home,
    And we let her.

    Who's to know what she'll show of herself,
    In what measure?
    If what she reveals, or what she conceals,
    Is the key to our pleasure?

    It's out of our hands, over our heads
    Out of our reach, under this real life
    Hidden in veils, covered in silk
    We're dreaming of what might be

    It's out of our hands, over our heads
    Out of our reach, under this real life
    Hidden in veils
    We're dreaming of mystery.

    She's a pornographer's dream, he said.
    I knew what he meant.
    But it made me imagine: what kind of a dream
    He would have?

    Written by Suzanne Vega • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

    Mike Cronis

    end whispers in a ghost-note at the end, sadly, "..have." Brilliant beyond measure.

  15. Dallis Murphy

    anyone who thinks this was written with an underage child in mind is someone trying to justify their sick urges. it is not appropriate to the song. sickos.

    Esteban Rincon

    You're the one thinking it. SMH

    Dallis Murphy

    That was in response to allusions in an earlier comment.  Sigh.

  16. odeth aurora navarrete perez

    "Pornoghrapher's Dream"

    She's a pornographer's dream, he said.
    I knew what he meant.
    But it made me imagine: what kind of a dream
    He would have, that hadn't been spent?

    Would he still dream of the thigh? of the flesh upon high?
    What he saw so much of?
    Wouldn't he dream of the thing that he never
    Could quite get the touch of?

    It's out of his hands, over his head
    Out of his reach, under this real life
    Hidden in veils, covered in silk
    He's dreaming of what might be

    Out of his hands, over his head
    Out of his reach, under this real life
    Hidden in veils,
    He's dreaming of mystery.

    Bettie Page is still the rage
    With her legs and leather;
    She turns to tease the camera, and please us at home,
    And we let her.

    Who's to know what she'll show of herself,
    In what measure?
    If what she reveals, or what she conceals,
    Is the key to our pleasure?

    It's out of our hands, over our heads
    Out of our reach, under this real life
    Hidden in veils, covered in silk
    We're dreaming of what might be

    It's out of our hands, over our heads
    Out of our reach, under this real life
    Hidden in veils
    We're dreaming of mystery.

    She's a pornographer's dream, he said.
    I knew what he meant.
    But it made me imagine: what kind of a dream
    He would have?

  17. Viking Mike

    Poetic symmetry awash in textures of rhythm and sounds. Wonderfully orchestrated, art.

  18. jon mccormick

    A perfect balance of the voice and music. This is her band.

  19. Roy Castillo

    Natalie Portman en la portada

  20. small blue caramel

    Great song ! Thanx to kutzavi for file :-)

  21. Savage_ Samuel

    What is this about

    chinyin foo

    The title said it all...

    Over Bleached

    But doesn't explain it!

  22. Electrica Pink

    beautiful beautiful track i utterly love it. <3

  23. César

    Natalie portman, dios mio la mujer más hermosa del planeta tierra ...!!!

  24. TimeWarpLady

    Say, isn't that Natalie Portman in "Leon: The Professional"???  I'm pretty sure it is...

    GorillionDollarExtreme

    Yeah, it is.

    Alan Graham

    @TimeWarpLady yes

    Catherine Carpenter

    good eyes mate. Like her myself.

    Yousef Ghanimeh

    it's a pedophile's dream

  25. Light Lad

    The art of merging poem to melody at its finest.

  26. serdar

    This picture, Natalie Portman was 14. It's not ethical to put this picture here. It's definitely WRONG.

    PokeTrainer_Alex

    I thinks its the point.

    lucas rem

    PokeTrainer_Alex
    Stupid people take poetry to latterly here.......Watching to many porn movies, feeling ashamed

    Pat

    WTF u doing here then? bulldhit

    Cynewulf Meddugnatos Agenarich Turms

    I don't think so. Pedophiles are not the way they are because of some comments on youtube!

  27. Zev Feldman

    awesome

  28. Punisher

    Brazilian Bossa Nova? Beautiful music!

  29. Phelan

    He's simply exercising the same right to state his opinion (as are you of course). And I'd say that the way he formulated it, and considering how little that original comment has to do with the vid in the first place, I can understand the reaction quite well.

  30. Luvelvetgold

    i love song---- :)

  31. Luvelvetgold

    i love song---- :)

  32. Paul Googol

    a dream shared with lots of internet porn consumers.

  33. Brazil For Real n' News - Brasilien Wichtige Nachrichten - Brasil Notícias

    Great and Good Bossa Nova.I totally LOVED ! Everything is good on this video, I love the "movie", Suzanne, and definitely the music...greetings from Brazil

  34. Robert O'Coillean

    So, that means that if you do not agree with his/her viewpoint, they are not welcome to state theirs? Close minded haters have no tolerance, huh. Notice no one is trying to keep you from spouting your angry bias. Try to be as fair as those you despise.

  35. Espe Tosar Dinas

    Yo tuve.

  36. RedVelvetCupcakes24

    @TPrtn Kindly take your religious spam somewhere else. Not everyone shares your beliefs, and shoving your religion om people is really quite rude.

  37. LN R

    i really really love this song.

  38. GraachAhim

    Totally Bossa-Nova song.

    Paulo Pimenta

    I think the same

  39. Sarah Bridges

    Lovely lovely song

  40. HegesippeLadislas

    Oh my... Every one song of Suzanne Vega is an utter beauty. I am definitely going to find out each and every song she has ever been related to some day.

  41. TPrtn

    If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord", and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. JESUS CHRIST IS LORD !

  42. gy24333840

    well said. and yes, it's a lovely song...pity it's not so popular but perhaps Natalie Portman could change that....

  43. MichaelJCole

    Yeah man thanks for the vid Great Song "Angel's Doorway" is another good track on the full album Beauty & Crime.
    I know everyone watching has or will buy the album, also this is good publicity so please don't take it down YoohToob.

  44. AlbaCOR3

    this is literally my favorite song now, shit

  45. WorldClimb

    Benny, Bring me Everyone......>>>EVERYONNNNNEEEEEEEE!!!!!<<<

  46. lyonslaforet

    And don't forget Solitude Standing (1987).

  47. FractalGypsy

    Seriously. Mad genius on that one.

  48. MFlego81

    I watched this film (Leon) on Monday!
    I also really like this song!

  49. deprogramer69

    I think you're right.

  50. Mike Cronis

    Not necessarily. Imagine one who already currently had this anytime he wanted? The key to the song is something he has not had: "dreaming of mystery." Something unknown yet.

  51. deprogramer69

    A pornographer's dream would be a smoking hot bitch who will do ANY sexual act, regardless!

  52. deprogramer69

    I like this song as much as I like Tom's Diner!!

  53. tfsoa

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  54. TheAsmariuS

    Natalie Portman. this shot is from the movie Léon: The Professional

  55. Zeppolino100

    Just might be a tad too sexy to be legal!

  56. Zeppolino100

    No Timothy, you have elevator taste...

  57. Zeppolino100

    Damn, you are so right on the mark, and you write eloquently!

  58. Timothy Honrath

    Suzanne Vega makes elevator music.

  59. Edward M

    That’s exactly what I thought! It brought back good memories. I used to go see Maria Bethania & Vinicius de Moraes playing in small pubs...a long, long time ago. I think I am going to check now if there are any good tunes of Maria Creuza or Toquinho in YouTube. Obrigado! :)

  60. airsoftalex100

    15 Pornographer's have diffrent dreams

  61. TheSteelGeneraI

    of course she was!. But doncha worry bout a thing, girls like her ARE ALREADY in porn...

  62. leemoz1

    I do love the production on 'Nine Objects of Desire' though....lushly produced, yet organic-sounding and with room to breathe....certainly not over-production.

  63. Ara Moonlight

    This sounds like bossa (:

  64. CTMonk

    Peadophiles dream. Lol

  65. wmfivethree

    Check out the "Live Session 2007" version, where she is dressed as a combination of a Bob Fosse dancer and Judy Garland ("Forget your troubles, come on get happy..") Pure chic sophistication and feminine allure, not a hint of the crude or vulgar. If there's any thing sexier than Suzanne, it's Suzanne in a jaunty hat.

  66. wmfivethree

    I suppose there's a case against Froom's influence, though I do love "99.9 F". Some complain that his sound is overproduced; I say that when properly blended with her artistry, it takes on an otherworldy, edge-of-madness quality that appeals strongly to me, at least. (\Think Lady Pink Floyd, with more synth.) But I do agree,she certainly doesn't need him to be great, and the non-Froomed albums are superior, especially the magnificent "Beauty & Crime".

  67. hotgirlsarehot

    lol at the pic of Portman when she's a kid. Song is not a Pedophile's Dream

  68. donaldsmith646

    That is Natalie from "The Professional" with Jean Reno. A great film of saving a young child's, who can have a chance of a good life on her terms. Love the song

  69. lyonslaforet

    @mahatmacote I agree. Actually I don't like her music produced by her ex-husband Mitchell Froom. The two albums you mentionned represented a return to artistic triumph for her.

  70. mahatmacote

    Good album, from a lovely period of Suzanne Vega's music.
    Songs in Red and Grey is excellent

  71. Vidiot760

    @overlandpark6me Oh, enough of that. She's an excellent actress!! In my opinion, anyway. I saw her in SW: Phantom Menace. She was GREAT!! Also saw her Black Swan movie too. OUTSTANDING (bagged her an OSCAR, y'know!!). Enough of the petty jealousy and snide remarks, OP. She's straight in my books.

  72. silatto

    @overlandpark6me
    Have you seen V for Vendetta? I think her performance is outstanding!

  73. ianrkav

    @badoocee I thought so too:-)

  74. celatub

    great song:)

  75. Andrew Flenker

    Awesome, Suzanne Vega rocks my world, such inner and outer beauty combined into a remarkable soul

  76. CobraVegeta

    I haven't listened to the lyrics, but so far, luka, toms diner, and this song are amazingly nostalgic and wonderful

  77. bluestate69

    thank you for posting, no, THANK YOU FOR POSTING!! it deserves to be in capital letters. this makes me want to check the rest of the album, which i will do right now!!!!!!!!!

  78. StavroginNikolai

    @CuddlyBadger I'd drill 12 year old Natalie Portman like a piledriver.

  79. dwight listmayer

    Great song, musically. I like the classic sounds, sultry voice and the payoff as it builds energy.

  80. PoseidonKross2009

    Suzanne Vega has a knack of making music with dark and foreboding themes sound so casual

  81. Andy Moss

    One of my favourite Vega songs. Has a lovely 1960's french feel to it.Think Astrud Gilberto.

  82. ashfromny

    Currently obsessed with this song.

  83. dunhillpallmall

    This is pure genius!

  84. Stephen B

    Reminds me of that teardrop song that is House m.d.'s open theme (original song with voice)... very nice! :O

  85. MrJuancarlosferrero

    i clicked this cos i thought: "thats not suzanne vega :/ thats that girl from leon" and i was right. ah am proud of mahself. x) thats all i do on youtube o_o

  86. Badger BadgerBadger

    lmao.... Natalie Portman when she was 12. Pornographer's dream. LMFAO

  87. kutzavi

    @ernest671 I'm glad you like it.

  88. Emilio Hernandez

    Thanks for posting, THANK YOU