"Annabel" as written by William Owen Gregory and Alison Elizabeth Goldfrapp....
When you dream you only dream your Annabel.
All the secrets there inside you Annabel.

Bound beneath an emerald sky sing Annabel.
Nothing that they did will stop you Annabel.

Land of the lines, tangled there in porcelain.
Under the stars you'll begin.

When you dream you only dream your Annabel.
Sleep reminds you takes you there, oh Annabel.

Gentle whisper, endless winters, Annabel.
Why've they could have let you be both Annabel.

Land of the lines, of the years below still lies.
You are the truth they denied.
Run like the sea, tangled there in porcelain.
Under the stars you begin.

Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh ah
(Only a boy under that)

Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh ah
(Only a boy da da da)


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"Annabel" as written by William Owen Gregory Alison Elizabeth Goldfrapp

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  • +2
    General CommentTaken from the Tales of Us booklet:

    annabel

    when you dream you only dream you're Annabel
    all their secrets there inside you Annabel
    born beneath an emerald sky sing Annabel
    nothing that they did will stop you Annabel

    land of the lights tangled hair and porcelain
    under the stars you begin

    when you dream you only dream you're Annabel
    sleep reminds you takes you there oh Annabel
    gentle whispers endless winters Annabel
    why they couldn't let you be both Annabel

    land of the lights or the ice
    but love still lies you are the truth
    they denied red like the sea
    tangled hair and porcelain
    under the stars you begin
    Vassagoon September 10, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is based on a novel "Annabelle" by Kathleen Winter.
    It's about a child born with both sexual organs but forced to live as a male.
    amazon.com/Annabel-Novel-Kathleen-Winter/dp/…
    stabweston October 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation"Annabel" is about gender identity. The protagonist is a woman in a man's body, and the name of that female identity is Annabel. Every night Annabel is present in his dreams. I say "his" because at this point Annabel is still "in secrets".

    There is some frustration with gender binary when it is sung "Why they couldn't let you be both, Annabel?" But there's also resolve; "Nothing that they did will stop you, Annabel."

    Under the stars at the end of the song, the protagonist becomes Annabel completely.

    I suggest watching the video that accompanies the track for further clarity. It's a beautiful song.
    Scarlettingon September 12, 2013   Link

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