Vega, Suzanne - Some Journey Lyrics




If I had met you on some journey
Where would we be now
If we had met some eastbound train
Through some black sleeping town

Would you have worn your silken robes
All made of royal blue?
Would I have dressed in smoke and fire
For you to see through?

If we had met in a darkened room
Where people do not stay
But shadows touch and pass right through
And never see the day

Would you have taken me upstairs
And turned the lamplight low?
Would I have shown my secret self
And disappeared like the snow?

Oh, I could have played your little girl
Or I could have played your wife
I could have played your mistress
Running danger down through you life

I could have played your lady fair
All dressed in lace like the foam from the sea
I could have been your woman of the road
As long as you did not come back home to me

But as it is, we live in the city
And everything stays in place
Instead we meet on the open sidewalk
And it's well I know your face

We talk and talk, we tell the truth
There are no shadows here
But when I look into your eyes
I wonder what might have been here

Because if I had met you on some journey
Where would we be now?





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  1. amaranta arcadia castillo gómez

    The magical coincidence that makes things like they are now, you and me now, here! Such a beautiful and precious song that deserves more comments.

  2. QWT French

    This beautiful, romantic and mysterious song helped shape a whole sequence in a children's novel...as a younger man/author, I was thrilled and transported by the gypsy coda in "Baba O'Reilly" by the glorious Who. Suzanne Vega's song of chance meetings helped form a back-story for a tale I was telling...and a central character, named for the son of Nico (she of the Velvet Underground), combined with my own backpacker stories became an award-winning children's novel. The penultimate chapter was written with Suzanne's song playing loudly in the background! A beautiful and fondly remembered experience. If you're curious, google "Where In The World".

  3. dan thefan

    ThankYou!

  4. Michele Ramirez

    i miss Amsterdam. i miss den haag.

  5. ldognz

    absolutely a beautiful artist got me so many hard times

  6. ldognz

    she got plenty of accolades from me and a whole lot of friends Suzanne Vega was well loved believe me

  7. Flighty Meedling

    THIS IS A GREAT SONG REMINDS MEOF TRAVEL IN The DESERT🌵

  8. César Naranjo

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful music and lyrics...

  9. Sophie -Grace

    If I had met you on some journey
    Where would we be now
    If we had met some eastbound train
    Through some black sleeping town

    Would you have worn your silken robes
    All made of royal blue?
    Would I have dressed in smoke and fire
    For you to see through?

    If we had met in a darkened room
    Where people do not stay
    But shadows touch and pass right through
    And never see the day

    Would you have taken me upstairs
    And turned the lamplight low?
    Would I have shown my secret self
    And disappeared like the snow?

    Oh, I could have played your little girl
    Or I could have played your wife
    I could have played your mistress
    Running danger down through you life

    I could have played your lady fair
    All dressed in lace like the foam from the sea
    I could have been your woman of the road
    As long as you did not come back home to me

    But as it is, we live in the city
    And everything stays in place
    Instead we meet on the open sidewalk
    And it's well I know your face

    We talk and talk, we tell the truth
    There are no shadows here
    But when I look into your eyes
    I wonder what might have been here

  10. Pablo Ferrolterráqueo

    A "Windham Hill Album" and Cooling soul Song

  11. pumpkintubs

    she never paid the correct bus fair and got chucked off two stops later and says to the bus driver some journey that was dickhead xxx

  12. sebastianflash64

    what a great album brings back some lovely memories .

  13. sebastianflash64

    IF . a small word . I DON'T THINK SO .

  14. Nath House

    If I had met you on some journey
    Where would we be now
    If we had met some eastbound train
    Through some black sleeping town

    Would you have worn your silken robes
    All made of royal blue?
    Would I have dressed in smoke and fire
    For you to see through?

    If we had met in a darkened room
    Where people do not stay
    But shadows touch and pass right through
    And never see the day

    Would you have taken me upstairs
    And turned the lamplight low?
    Would I have shown my secret self
    And disappeared like the snow?

    Oh, I could have played your little girl
    Or I could have played your wife
    I could have played your mistress
    Running danger down through you life

    I could have played your lady fair
    All dressed in lace like the foam from the sea
    I could have been your woman of the road
    As long as you did not come back home to me

    But as it is, we live in the city
    And everything stays in place
    Instead we meet on the open sidewalk
    And it's well I know your face

    We talk and talk, we tell the truth
    There are no shadows here
    But when I look into your eyes
    I wonder what might have been here

    Because if I had met you on some journey
    Where would we be now?

  15. Lioba F.

    my favorite song of S.V.!

  16. bewren1

    The mystery of time and fate....

  17. Lim27K

    If.. oh , Dear, if... " and it´s well I know your face..."

  18. small blue caramel

    Thanx for files

  19. LouisL1963

    One of my favourite songs from that 1st album. I really like the sparse playing and production - just really atmospheric and tasteful.

  20. cosmicdrifter287

    some journey,indeed.

    cosmicdrifter287

    i like how you completely captured the same i got from this incredible album.

    cosmicdrifter287

    if you try the eponymus first album and her 2nd called solitude standing i promise you that you stuck on pure gold.

    cosmicdrifter287

    you will be rewarded.

    cosmicdrifter287

    told ya!

  21. Portcullis

    One of my favourite Suzanne Vega songs from a great album.Hard to believe that it is nearly 30 years since I bought that first album.My least favourite songs on it were 'Straight Lines' and 'Neighbourhood Girls' -good songs by most standards,but the other eight songs were just so good that I never tire of hearing them.

    punkpoetry

    Straight Lines is the one filler on that album but Neighbourhood Girls is a fine song 

    bewren1

    +punkpoetry Man, if only I could have written such a "filler" song. Maybe you should listen to it again.

    terry boyer

    Disagree punk! Straight lines is so deep with meaning! I hear a woman so frustrated with life she's slicing her wrists in straight lines to escape. Have some pity for her man.

  22. MultiMrPhill

    ......be careful doing that when you're out on your bike..........

  23. stanley simmons

    Love this song! It reminds me of my friend Ruth...miss her so much!!!

  24. Deric McLean

    What ever happened to good storytelling in music. Suzanne was a master at it. Now it's all nonsense lyrics with a dance beat.

    Michael Ibey

    Have you heard the Civil Wars?

  25. sharon james

    reminds me of Danny.!!!

  26. ben simkin

    I can only listen to this alone,with a glass of wine,because if I was in company I wouldn't be able to shut my eyes and dream!I'm a bloke ,a rocker,but this song just sends me into another place which is both euphoric and melancholic.some nights ,when my wife and kids have gone to bed ,and before the working day begins,I listen to this and accept whatevers coming my way!??

  27. hemmojito

    well said, Everytime I listen to this song I feel somehow free. Not the only Suzanne Vega I feel that way about.
    But especially this one. Awakes wanderlust ... of the mind!

  28. Montreux41

    If anyone's interested:

    The fiddler/violin player is DAROL ANGER - he's a great fiddler mostly known for bluegrass and jazz but he's done all sorts of music since the 80s

    The synth player is MARK ISHAM - he's now known for all the really great film and TV scores he's done (Crash, Once Upon a Time, Warrior, many more).

    They did a studio session with Suzanne on this tune because her co-producer, Steven Miller, worked with Isham and Anger in the 80s. Pretty cool.

    Fred Azbell

    The Darol Anger violin solo at the end almost makes the song. Just fantastic,

  29. conquer1001

    @3and25 'It doesn't just tell a story, it tells where stories come from and where they can take you. And why we need them.'

    Well said!

  30. мοяιητн κ'ηιgнτοωl

    I love being on some journey, and when I close my eyes while listening to this
    I am on a journey....

  31. Narasimhan S

    one of her best. I love this. The horns in the end are just haunting.

  32. Narasimhan S

    one of her best. I love this.