Love Song For A Vampire

Album: The Annie Lennox Collection (1993)
Charted: 3

Songfacts®:

  • This song was the theme song for the 1992 movie Bram Stoker's Dracula. It was released as a single along with "Little Bird," a track from Annie Lennox' first solo album, Diva, which was released earlier in the year.
  • Annie Lennox explained her inspirations for this song in a blog promoting her 2009 greatest hits album: "Francis Ford Coppola was going to make a film about vampires taken from Dracula by Bram Stoker, but then I went and read Anne Rice, and really discovered a whole other side to the mythology. I was fascinated by the vampire in psychic and psychological terms, and I wanted to write a song which could contain something of the essence of that dark place. The vampire is the ultimate metaphor for compulsive addictive behavior. Vampire and victim are the ultimate co-dependents, doomed for eternity."
  • Sophie Muller directed the dark music video, which incorporates scenes from the film while Lennox performs in a garden.

Comments: 1

  • Pj from Dublin, IrelandI remember reading the book Interview with the vampire and along with the song it takes me back to 1992,I was in love with someone who never knew it, being young and inexperienced as i was then the feelings i had inside scared me and i couldnt express them..and "d
    " slipped through my hands ..it was natural learning curve..at times when i hear this song i do think of her..."Man she was so beautiful though!!"...for me this song is a soundtrack of a romance that never could be. ......I wish i knew then what i know now...."jesus dont we all"!......i have nothing but love for this song...it sets my spirit free...
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