When Susannah Cries

Espen Lind

About When Susannah Cries

"When Susannah Cries" is a 1997 song by Norwegian singer Espen Lind. It was released as the second single from his second album, Red. The song was first released under the moniker, 'Sway'. Later it was re-released under his own name. "When Susannah Cries" was a big hit in several European and Latin American countries, including Norway where it was number one for six weeks. The song peaked within the top 10 in eleven countries, like Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. On the Eurochart Hot 100, it reached number 18 in April 1998. Same year, Lind received the Norwegian Grammy Award, Spellemannprisen for the Song of the Year with "When Susannah Cries". Lind has told in interviews that he almost gave the song away, but his record company, Universal convinced him to keep it. He had sent several songs to them, and the last one was "When Susannah Cries". Lind felt that the song was a bit sticky and lame, but Universal said that it was the only song they liked. It went on to become Linds commercial breakthrough and the most played song in Norwegian radio in 1997. 


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When Susannah cries
She cries a rainstorm
She cries a river
She cries a hole in the ground

She cries for love
She cries a sad song
She cries a shiver
Sometimes she cries for me too

And I say I'll never hurt her
But she knows it isn't true
'Cause although I never told her
I think she knows bout me and you

Now she cries with silent tension
This can't be right
And the downtown special cries along
'Cause I'm leaving tonight


Now I slip the night around her
And I hope she'll be okay
I just pray someone will find her
And guide her along her way

'Cause I'm leaving on the 1 am
By soon I'm out of sight
But she'll always be my baby
Though I'm leaving tonight

Every night I hear her
Talking in her sleep
She says «You know I'll always be there»
And I feel like such a creep

Please take back the love she gave to me
And in time her grief will pass
Just tell her that I loved her
Now it's all she has 
When susannah cries

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Espen Lind

Espen Lind, (born 13 May 1971), is a Norwegian record producer, songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is one half of the production team Espionage. more »

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