Annie

Album: Harmonium (2004)
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  • Watch her as she flew deep within the blue
    A day out from the county ICU
    There's nothing you can do
    Someone gently says to you
    The doctor says that now it won't be long
    I try and live up to the moment
    And I hope that I don't blow it
    And what is it in me that she hears?
    It's just a song she likes
    Little arms around my neck
    And a dying girl whispers in my ear

    Tell me now, can you feel it?
    I've been keeping company with a ghost
    She comes to me like a piece of summer
    She comes to me on the days when I need it most

    Well, summer dies and nothing lasts forever
    And you're so fine, the way you stand up to your fears
    The summer dies and its just moments we have together
    I'd give my bones for you to get a few more years
    For you and I, oh, Annie
    More to life than trying to survive, oh, Annie

    My boyfriend took pictures of me as I held you
    I travel alone and the loneliness brings me to tears
    The summer dies and it's just moments we have together
    I'd give my bones for you to get a few more years
    For you and I, oh, Annie
    More to life than trying to survive, oh, Annie

    Stronger than the hands that hold you
    You sing along to the song on the radio
    If I drank too much and I am reckless
    Just this once, would you forgive this?

    And hold on, and days gone by
    Tell me now can you feel it?
    I can't keep this all to myself
    She's elegant and she means it, no

    Years for you and I, oh, Annie
    More to life than trying to survive, oh, Annie
    Watch her as she flew deep within the blue
    Watch her as she slips away from you
    I'll keep fingers crossed always for you Writer/s: Stephan Douglas Jenkins, Vanessa Carlton
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnThis song is a tearjerker.
  • Matthew from Milford, MaHeh, almost like my tough-as-nails imaginary friend...
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