"Jennifer" as written by Annie Lennox and David Allan Stewart....
Jennifer with your orange hair
Jennifer with your green eyes
Jennifer in your dress of deepest purple
Jennifer, where are you tonight?
Jennifer, where are you tonight?

Jennifer with your orange hair
Jennifer with your green eyes
Jennifer in your dress of deepest purple
Jennifer, where are you tonight?

Underneath the water
Underneath the water
Underneath the water

Jennifer with your orange hair
Jennifer with your green eyes
Jennifer in your dress of deepest purple
Jennifer, where are you tonight?
Jennifer, where are you tonight?



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"Jennifer" as written by David Allan Stewart Annie Lennox

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    General CommentDoes anyone know the origin of/meaning behind this song. There are so few lyrics yet it is quite a substantial song. When she whispers underneath the water at the end it seems as if it must be about someone who died.
    Flosserellaon March 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy ex-boyfriend played this song for me once from a very old record, it makes me remember of him every time now. And I don't really know what the lyrics could mean)
    Karinchenon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHaunting little song. It would have fit right in on either of those Yaz records.

    From the moment it came out, there's never been any doubt in my mind that the Jennifer in question has passed away. The only question is whether it was or was not by her own hand. Either way...chills.
    raffishtenant2on November 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI too love this song, I found this from Annie Lennox's Biography - The disturbing lyrics and references to being underneath the water caused much confusion for fans curious to know the origins of the song. When Annie was first asked by journalist Max Bell who or what ‘Jennifer’ was attributed to, she replied “I did want to write a very poignant love song, one that captured the distillation of feeling for another person. Once I had a boyfriend, and he died. After he was dead I tried to think of all the little things that summed him up. A piece of written paper on the wall, a photo or a shirt with a special smell. I made it simple and it ended up being about myself. It’s called ‘Jennifer’ because the rhythm of that word is so lovely.” Soon after Max Bell’s report in October 1983, Annie made a swift about-turn and began to deny any links to ‘Jennifer’ and an actual death. “Someone asked if ‘Jennifer’ was written about a specific drowning incident,” she said in another interview. “In fact it was written about a drowning, but not a real incident. I saw a black-and-white version of Hamlet when I was eight and there was Ophelia lying beneath the water and the weeds rippling over her and it was very powerful and that was another image in my mind.” Either way, there is no denying that Eurythmics transformed Annie’s simply phrased poem into something really special. “It’s got the sound of the sea on it, and we wanted it to feel so intimate that it sounded like Annie was actually whispering in your ear when it was coming out of the stereo.”
    Kefkasiouson February 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI first heard this song as a teenager shortly after my father drowned. I knew immediately it was about a similar loss. It's a very beautiful haunting song.
    BornTooLateon January 06, 2017   Link

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