Suzanne

Album: Raised on Radio (1986)
Charted: 17
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Songfacts®:

  • Written by lead singer Steve Perry and keyboard player Jonathan Cain, "Suzanne" tells the story of a guy whose ex-girlfriend is now a huge star. He can't let her go, and is tormented every time he sees her on the screen.
  • Asked in an online Q&A if this song was based on a real person, Steve Perry replied: "It was a fantasy encounter with a film star who also had a vocal artist career. Just a secret person that's in the song to live forever in that song. Real or not, she's real in the track."

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  • Suzanne M from OhioI've always lived this song bc we share the same name. Nit many has heard it until me. I still play it till this day.
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