Suzanne Vega is a singer-songwriter who was born in California in 1959. Her eclectic style has marked her career as a folk-inspired musician.
One of Vega’s most famous songs is Tom’s Diner. In this song, she sings about things she sees while sitting in a diner in New York.
Since Vega sings about actions in progress she uses the present continuous (also called present progressive) lots to explain what she sees!