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    Penitent
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      About "Penitent"

      Lyrics for Suzanne Vega - "Penitent"

      Once I stood alone so proud
      Held myself above the crowd
      Now I am low on the ground.

      From here I look around to see
      What avenues belong to me
      I can't tell what I've found.

      Now what would You have me do
      I ask you please?
      I wait to hear.

      The mother, and the matador,
      The mystic, all were here before,
      Like me, to stare You down.

      You appear without a face,
      Disappear, but leave your trace,
      I feel your unseen frown.

      Now what would you have me do
      I ask you please?
      I wait to hear
      Your voice,
      The word,
      You say.
      I wait to see your sign
      Would I
      Obey?

      I look for you in heathered moor,
      The desert, and the ocean floor
      How low does one heart go.

      Looking for your fingerprints
      I find them in coincidence,
      And make my faith to grow.

      Forgive me all my blindnesses
      My weakness and unkindnesses
      As yet unbending still.

      Struggling so hard to see
      My fist against eternity
      And will you break my will?

      Now what would you have me do
      I ask you please?
      I wait to hear
      Your voice,
      The word
      You say
      I wait
      To see your sign
      Could I
      Obey?

      SONGWRITERS:
      VEGA, SUZANNE
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