Anna Begins

Album: August And Everything After (1993)
  • My friend assures me "it's all or nothing"
    I am not worried, I am not overly concerned
    My friend implores me: "For one time only make an exception"
    I am not not worried
    Wrap her up in a package of lies send her off to a coconut island
    I am not worried, I am not overly concerned
    With the status of my emotions "Oh", She says, "You're changing"

    But we're always changing
    It does not bother me to say this isn't love
    Because if you don't want to talk about it then it isn't love
    And I guess I'm going to have to live with that
    But, I'm sure there's something in a shade of grey or something in between
    And I can always change my name if that's what you mean

    My friend assures me "It's all or nothing"
    But I am not really worried, I am not overly concerned
    You try to tell yourself the things you tell yourself to make yourself forget
    I am not worried
    "If it's love", she said, "then were gonna have to think about the
    consequences"
    She can't stop shaking and I can't stop touching her and

    This time when kindness falls like rain
    It washes her away and Anna begins to change her mind
    "These seconds when I'm shaking leave me shuddering for days" she says
    And I'm not ready for this sort of thing

    But I'm not gonna break and I'm not going to worry about it anymore
    I'm not gonna bend and I'm not gonna break
    I'm not gonna worry about it anymore
    It seems like I should say "as long as this is love"
    But it's not all that easy so maybe I should just
    Snap her up in a butter fly net and just pin her down on a photograph album
    I am not worried, I've done this sort of thing before
    But then I start to think about the consequences
    Because I don't get no sleep in a quiet room and

    The time when kindness falls like rain
    It washes me away and Anna begins to change my mind
    And every time she sneezes I believe it's it's love and
    Oh lord I'm not ready for this sort of thing

    She's talking in her sleep
    It's keeping me awake and Anna begins to toss and turn
    And every word is nonsense but I understand and
    Oh lord I'm not ready for this sort of thing

    Her kindness bangs a gong
    It's moving me along and Anna begins to fade away
    It's chasing me away
    She disappears and
    Oh lord, I'm not ready for this sort of thingWriter/s: Adam Fredric Duritz, Charles Thomas Gillingham, David Lynn Bryson, Lydia Holly, Martin David Jones, Matthew Mark Malley, Steve Bowman, Tobias Hawkins
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 7

  • Natalie from Los Angeles, CaThis is my favorite song of all time. The lyrics of this song make me cry everytime I hear them. This song is very special to me and reminds me of how my relationship with my boyfriend was for the first few years we were together. Thanks Adam for such a beautiful song.
  • Hare from Cambridge, England"She's talking in her sleep, it's keeping me awake. And Anna begins to toss and turn. And every word is nonsense, but I understand." Are some of the most...understanding and beautiful words I've ever heard in a song.
  • Millerman from Dacusville, ScHere's something I've noticed about this incredibile song: Adam's vocal is delivered almost entirely without breaks or pauses between verse, chorus, and bridge. Once he starts singing he never really stops til after the last note is played. Awesome. There were no fade outs on their first album and most ended with Adam's voice being the last thing heard.
  • Taufuboy from Burke, Vaamazing song. about a person who isnt ready for a commitment and isnt ready to settle down. The singer doesnt knwo why or something. not sure. awsome song
  • Izzie from Lala, Hii love this song. my favorite line is "everytime she sneezes i believe its love," i dont know i just love it. this song is awesome
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandThis song is one of the finest songs ever written
  • Spence from Houston, Txthis song is about a girl named Anna Belle The Third starting her new life as a prostitute, and Adam Duritz happened to be the first guy for her.
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