Lyrics

Anna has never included the lyrics of her songs in the booklets of the albums. The only exception is the Japanese editions of the first three albums, but it’s probably an initiative of Domino Records’ local division. She has always clarified that she prefers music expresses her stories, rather than the written words.

Though I completely respect her point of view I decided to create this section for the fans. These lyrics are my personal interpretation of her singing and some mistakes or misunderstandings are possible and probably inevitable.


All lyrics by Anna Calvi except where expressly indicated

 

 

NO MORE WORDS

Hold me down and hold me close tonight
Feel you warm, I feel you by my side

Oh, my love

Hold me down and give me all your power
Hold me close in every single hour

Oh, my love

Hold me down and give me all your power
Hold me close in every single hour

Oh, my love
My prayer

 

 

DESIRE

I want to go to the sun
Holding my life like I’ve never done
But it’s just the devil in me
The devil that’s calling as I come undone

The sky is getting dark tonight
Darker than the fear that’s gonna pull us apart
But beating is the sound of love
The sound of love is beating like a fevered heart

And it’s the fire, the fire, the fire
It’s heavenly, heavenly
Desire, desire
I wanna lay in the dust
The dust is gonna fall here when I lie
God knows it’s just the devil in me
The devil that’s taking my hand to the fire

I never wanna leave you now
Leave you like the sun is gonna disappear
But it’s just believing now
Believing in my heart is what I’ve come to fear

And it’s the fire, the fire, the fire
It’s heavenly, heavenly
Desire, desire
I’ve got desire, desire

And only the lonely, only the lonely fall
Only the lonely, only the lonely fall
Fall

Oh, and I go to the fire
But God knows it’s the sound of, it’s the sound of love
It’s the beat of my heart that you
Finally beating, it’s coming, coming, coming for you

And it’s just the devil in me
It’s just a door to the devil gathered in disguise
Taking me by the hand
And leading me, leading me off to the fire

And it’s the fire, the fire, the fire
It’s heavenly, heavenly
Desire, desire

You don’t have to be lost

 

 

SUZANNE AND I

Suzanne and I
Never will we be apart
Suzanne and I
Never will we be apart

But we hold, hold, hold it down
Oh we hold, hold, hold it down

‘Cause the night calls me

Wait in the wind

When the wind leads behind the world

We hold, hold, hold it down
Oh we hold, hold, hold it down
‘Cause the night calls for

Suzanne and I
We will run

We hold, hold, hold it down
But we hold, hold, hold it down
‘Cause I never, ever, ever, ever be alone

Suzanne and I
We will run

 

 

FIRST WE KISS

My heart beats against the wardrobe
I hear the closing door
Beats against the window
Tell me how long, tell me how long
Feel it come from nowhere
Taking over me
Feel it come from nowhere
Tell me why, tell me why
First we’ll kiss
Then you will lock the door, my dear
A perfect kiss
Just to remind what’s between us
Tonight is here
Feel it come from nowhere
Taking over me
Feel it come from nowhere
Tell me why, tell me why
First we’ll kiss
Then you will lock the door, my dear
A perfect kiss
Just to remind what’s between us tonight
What’s between us tonight, tonight

It beats against the wardrobe
As I hear the closing door
Our face against the window
Our lips touch no more
And suddenly from nothing
Everything is clear
The love we had between us

Tonight is here

 

 

THE DEVIL

Wait for God
Fall for me
And lay me down
Fall for me
Fall
Love
The devil, the devil will come
Wait for love
Fall for me
And wait for devil
Now
Love
The devil, the devil will come
For me
Oh
The devil, the devil will come

 

 

BLACKOUT

Quick, strike a flame
‘Cause the very last light is gone
I feel something coming
As I’m running down the hall
What is this darkness is coming for my soul?
Should I fear you or should I just let go?
Blackout
I’ve gotta know where you’re from
What you’re trying to tell me, I don’t know
Blackout
Now this moment has come
Here in the dark, I could be anyone
Time stands still, but I feel you by my side
But even this moment is running out of time
Blackout
I’ve better know where you’re from
What you’re trying to tell me, I don’t know
Blackout
Now this moment has come
Here in the dark, I could be anyone
Blackout
Now this moment has come
What you’re trying to tell me, I don’t know
Blackout
I won’t fear where you’re from
Here in the dark, I could be anyone
Don’t leave, don’t leave me

 

 

I’LL BE YOUR MAN

The birds can’t lie with my collar in my teeth
No one knows you like no one knows me
Wait for a day, you will never, never know the way
How it feels
I’ll be your man

Walking hand in hand by the side of the road
Heaven knows what we could have been
But somehow we wait and a little bit falls away
Do you feel?
I’ll be your man

In the day, I can be your lover
In the night, these words are true
And we wait, wait forever
For a night, I can find

Why don’t you wait
Won’t you tell me what it is
Do you feel?
I’ll be your man

 

 

MORNING LIGHT

Morning light
Morning light
Morning light
All my life

But you never be in love
But you never be in love
But you never be in love
But you never be in love

I stand in the day for my feeling to rise
All my life
But you never be in love
But you never be in love
No lies in wait
Now the day lies in wait
Morning light
Morning light
Morning light
All my life

But you never be in love
But you never be in love
Farewell rise in the morning goodbye

Morning light
Morning light
Morning light
All my life

But you never be in love
But you never be in love
But you never be in love
But you never be in love
Farewell rise in the morning goodbye

 

 

LOVE WON’T BE LEAVING

I hope this letter finds you well
Been in the desert for so long
Sometimes I see faces
Comin’ out of the dark

But love won’t be leaving
It won’t be gone until I find a way
No, love won’t be leaving
It won’t be gone until I find a way

I draw my name in the sand
In the hope it’ll find you

‘Cause love won’t be leaving
It won’t be gone until I find a way

My desire is so strong
My desire is so strong
Sometimes I see faces
When I’m so alone

I draw my name in the sand
In the hope it’ll find you
I draw my name in the sand
In the hope it’ll find you

Because love won’t be leaving
It won’t be gone until I find a way
No, love won’t be leaving
It won’t be gone until I find a way

And I draw my name in the sand
In the hope it’ll find you
Oh, I draw my name in the sand
In the hope it’ll find you

Because love won’t be leaving
It won’t be gone until I find a way
No, love won’t be leaving
It won’t be gone until I find a way

Love won’t be leaving
It won’t be gone until I find a way
Oh, love won’t be leaving
It won’t be gone until I find a way

La la la la la la la la

 

 

MOULINETTE (bonus track written with Daniel Mayden-Wood)

Even in the dark
There’s a light above in the sky
And even when it fades
On all of my breath and wait

At last
There will be sound above
At last
There will be glow far and wide
For the things of the past

Oh flesh will fill the thousand miles with wide
Dance with me, oh dance with all the noise that fills the sky
Blue and gold and fire and gold will never be uptight
Here a thousand days and thousand nights will pass us by

Even for the night
I will wait for this my love
To lie as the snow falls like destiny

At last
There will be sound above
At last
There will be glow far and wide
For the things of the past

Oh flesh will fill the thousand miles with wide
Dance with me, oh dance with all the noise that fills the sky
Blue and gold and fire and gold will never be uptight
Here a thousand days and thousand nights will pass us by

Blue and gold and fire and gold
Will never be in uptight
Dance with me, oh dance with me
Then lay me down to die

Oh I’ll be down a thousand miles

Ohhhhh