Tuesday Tune: ‘Gypsy’ by Suzanne Vega
Every now and then the lyrics of a song transport you to another place and set you in the center of an unfolding story, crafted straight from the heart and memories of a talented songwriter who tells a story perfectly. Suzanne Vega is regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters and storytellers of her generation.
With hits like “Tom’s Diner,” which was originally an a capella track that was transformed into a dance track in 1990 by British group DNA, Vega’s songs have staying power. One great example is a song she wrote when she was only 18 years old about a summer love from Liverpool. Hear her explain the story behind “Gypsy” and perform it by watching the video below.
Then, for a throwback to the early ’90s, watch the official music video for the DNA remix of “Tom’s Diner.”