Kris Kristofferson

Susie’s Going Down


She became a woman of the world before she got outside of town

She gave the best years of her life to take $5.00 down

Some folks call her Susie and some just call her no good

But she ain’t the kind to change her ways, not even if she could



         And the sun’s coming up and she’s going down

         Down to a high she’s never known

         Dying to live where no one will give

         In this world full of people, Susie’s all alone


She gets more love in just one night

Than some women get all their life

She’s needed as a woman, no one wants her for a wife

Don’t look at her too closely

What you see is what you’ll get

I took some pains to know the girl

It’ll take even more to forget


** Repeat Chorus

Words & Music by Kris Kristofferson c. Jody Ray Publishing, Inc. (BMI) All Rights Reserved


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