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Calypso Lyrics

Artist: Suzanne Vega
Album: Solitude Standing

My name is Calypso
And I have lived alone
I live on an island
And I waken to the dawn
A long time ago
I watched him struggle with the sea
I knew that he was drowning
And I brought him into me
Now today
Come morning light
He sails away
After one last night
I let him go.


My name is Calypso
My garden overflows
Thick and wild and hidden
Is the sweetness there that grows
My hair it blows long
As I sing into the wind
My name is Calypso
And I have lived alone
I live on an island
I tell of nights
Where I could taste the salt on his skin


Salt of the waves
And of tears
And though he,pulled away
I kept him here for years
I let him go


My name is Calypso
I have let him go
In the dawn he sails away
To be gone forever more
And the waves will take him in again
But he'll know their ways now
I will stand upon the shore
With a clean heart


And my song in the wind
The sand will sting my feet
And the sky will burn
It's a lonely time ahead
I do not ask him to return
I let him go
I let him go

Comments/Interpretations

by Bonnie on 6/3/2008 3:30am
i love this song it was at my cousins funeral
by krishna on 6/13/2008 12:31am
i love this song but the the lyrics above are messed up starting 1/2 way through the 2nd verse it s be aught to be
As I sing into the wind
I tell of nights
Where I could taste the salt on his skin

by Ginger on 10/13/2008 6:02pm
this is my my litature book at school, shes famous
by Barbara on 4/6/2010 11:45am
I love this song too. It's related to The Odyssey by Homer. Maybe that's why it's in your literature book, Ginger!
by ashley on 9/11/2010 12:26pm
this is my favorite suzanne vega song evaaaa !
by lamott on 10/18/2010 4:05pm
i have to write and essay about this song yay me...its a good song tho
by Millie on 2/10/2011 5:15pm
I love this song... It's about when Odysseus was on Calypso's island (hence the lines "My name is Calypso... I live on an island...") in The Odyssey. I listened to this song sometimes when I was a little kid, but I didn't realize what it was about until I was like twelve... I felt so stupid, lol. Song's seriously awesome, though. It really captures the feel of the scene in The Odyssey.
by amaya on 4/2/2014 10:22am
wow








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