“Stay by Me”

(Annie Lennox)

Even if the stars have made us blind

We’re blind, we’re blind

So blind in love

Love can be an enrapturing sightless experience, making partners totally light of each other faults; so it’s good not to lack (always tender) common sense, even while living such uplifting moments: “Sweet darling, don’t you know that we’re not different to anyone? We stumble, we falter, but we’re not different to anyone”. In this way, easing up becomes more and more enjoyable: “Please take this lips, even if I have been kissed a million times”.

Released on Diva, “Stay by Me” is the eighth track on the record.

Here’s a fantastic video of Annie performing it live at the Montreaux Jazz Festival where she starts by playing the recorder.