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A folksy, mystical rendition about Calypso, the nymph who wanted to keep Odysseus from leaving her. He was on his way back to Ithaca from Troy, where he helped the Greeks defeat the Trojans. He was on Calypso's island for seven years before Zeus ordered Calypso to free him. She, however, tried to take credit for allowing him to go.

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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

Suzanne Vega - Calypso Lyrics


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  • <3
  • Solitude Standing was the very first CD I purchased. I was a late adopter.
  • And here I always thought Calypso had an entirely different beat... This is NOTHING like Harry Belefonte! May the gods strike this Homer guy blind!
  • beautiful album .....
  • Homer would be proud.
  • I let him go ... I let him go.. love the lyrics..
  • the pedal steel in this is amazing
  • QUE MAJA¡¡¡¡
  • Suzanne is awesome!!!!

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