Thursday, July 8, 2010

"Love Song for a Vampire" by Annie Lennox (Music Video)

I recently watched Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), and listened to the song that was playing during the credits. It is difficult to believe this movie premiered nearly twenty years ago. Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves were emerging stars in their movie careers. Dracula, produced by Francis Ford Coppola, still remains one of the best vampire movies of all time.

This is “Love Song for a Vampire” (1993) by the synthpop-rock diva, Annie Lennox. She is a Scottish singer, who was also a member of the band, The Eurythmics. In the video, she wears a long white dress in a dark and gloomy garden. Various scenes from the movie play in the background. I love this song because it captures the film’s mood and forbidden love between Count Dracula and Mina. Annie Lennox has always been captivating throughout her career. Her image is mystical and confident.

You can find the lyrics to the song in the link below.

Come into these arms again
and lay your body down
The rhythm of this trembling heart
is beating like a drum
It beats for you it bleeds for you
it knows not how it sounds
For it is the drum of drums
it is the song of songs

Once I had the rarest rose
that ever deemed to bloom
Cruel winter chilled the bud
and stole my flower too soon
Oh loneliness Oh hopelessness
to search the ends of time
For there is in all the world
no greater love than mine.

Love o love o .... still falls the rain
Love o love o .... still falls the night
Love o love o .... damned forever

Let me be the only one
to keep you from the cold
Now the floor of heaven is laid
the stars are bright as gold
They shine for you they shine for you
they burn for all to see
Come into these arms again
and set this spirit free

1 comment:

Jessica Penot said...

I love Annie Lennox. I'll look for this song!