Sunday, 17 October 2010

You're Not From Here

I don't know what is going on
You turn around and touch my heart
A silent moment speaks the truth
Something has happened all at once
It should have scared me in advance
But I was falling in those eyes of yours
And so
Fear was gone
I knew there was nothing else
I'd ever want

I know you
You're not from here
I've waited for you to appear
To take my breath away
And make me weep
You're not from here
Not from this here and now
Just a touch of yours
And I fly... and I fly... and I fly

I can't get used to missing you
If this is how it's gotta be
I need an angel to watch over me
No one can hold the hands of time
But I can hold you in my mind
Over and over like a melody
For now
I'll stand still
For now
I'll be filled by the memory of your skin

I know you
You're not from here
You don't belong to lies and tears
The greatness of your soul
Makes me weep
You're not from here
Not from this here and now
Just a touch of yours
And I fly... and I fly... and I fly


Artist and SongWriter: Lara Fabian 


imac said...

This is soooo beautiful, (as a tear seeps from the corner of my eye)its so heart felt, passion, regret,-I love it.

lilith said...

lara fabian .. a talented musician with a glorious voice.
her lyrics work on their own as a poem without the music too. i get a greater sense of this elusive yearning which comes through in her poem...

you've psoted this image before. that person is definitely not from here!! .. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

I like the poem, but that image is pretty freaky.

♥ mormor Hannele said...

jo, jag vet...

ANNA-LYS said...

Thanks for Your emotional interpretation That's my feelings today.

She has a perfect voice!
I know I have published this illustration before, but the last week I haven't been able to upload new photos on Blogger. I am sorry I had to use this again, the one I planed for was, let me say "special" lol.

ANNA-LYS said...

("pretty freaky" coming from an author like You lol) Charles please decide is it pretty or is it freaky he he

Mummo Hannele

Travis Cody said...

"I'll be filled by the memory of your skin"

What a great line.

laughingwolf said...

i don't like her... she's 'affected'

but the poem's all good....

Tyko Brae (exgen. NB) said...

Bourre beaivi!
This is someting similar to my "Jag vill lacka bilen", although the song is english. (Push the arrow-x to the right on the player!). I wish you good luck in the week that will come. This morning we had a thin skin of ice on the water in Stockholm. Winter is comming soon.

ANNA-LYS said...

She is an extraordinary singer as You probably heard (and saw?) in the post here. Me, myself wasn't aware of that here writings was that good, I wasn't even knowing she wrote the lyrics herself before.

And as for the line You put forward, yes we can feel the absent other's presence with our body-memory, even the stroke of the others hand on or skin. She puts this well-known phenomena neat in that line.

ANNA-LYS said...

I see ... it is an illustration of a well-known phenomena from the Book of Genesis, that has affected humanity.

That's Eve in the Garden of Eden . The concept of "evil" might be a derivation from Eve. It would in that case explain a lot about how women are treated all over the world, and through times.


ANNA-LYS said...

I can't speak French :-(
and I am sorry I am not able to see the connection with Your "I like to paint my car", except for that the illustration above uses body-paint and that the lyrics is presented in a vivid and colourful language.
And of course the Arrows of Amos you are describing related to "how to be able to look at the video" (not my meaning here, IF it was I would have showed the video - not only the ear-part of it lol :-)

Please don't push the arrow-X cuz it will confuse and the meaning of the post gets lost

I have had one night with a icy shimmer on the mountain I live on, and a thin ice on the pond below, but, now its warmer again, and sunny.

A good week on You 2!

iriz said...

this is such a lovely song with great message. this is actually the first time i learned about it and made a search.i enjoyed listening. thanks for sharing! i love it!

have a great day!

laughingwolf said...

i'm talking about the 'singer'... lara fabian :(

ANNA-LYS said...

I am happy to share it with You!

<3-ly day on U!

Oj, sorry.
My fault, my Chanuck friend.
I think I don't fully understand 'affected' as You used it in the sentence above, and with 'wings' around.

Susan said...

Good God girl, you read my emotional state today. Bless you.

laughingwolf said...

affectation: an attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; false display; artificial show; an unusual mannerism

...mind you, many 'personalities' exhibit fakery....

ANNA-LYS said...

lol Maybe a little more passion?
Pablo Neruda would maybe do even better, in Cyberspace today, You Cruel Virgin, ;-)

"I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
From waiting to not waiting for you
My heart moves from cold to fire.

I love you only because it's you the one I love;
I hate you deeply, and hating you
Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you
Is that I do not see you but love you blindly.

Maybe January light will consume
My heart with its cruel
Ray, stealing my key to true calm.

In this part of the story I am the one who
Dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood."

Quint said...

It is said southerners are more passionated, hotter and all that stuff ... guess we will have to start thinking much more 'bout that; coming here is a great adventure already and reading this is just like dancing on a volcano!

ANNA LYS ...the lady whom makes sunshine faint ...

Oh by the way ... whom could have said the veranda was of such a folk? :)

ANNA-LYS said...

Thank You for explaining how You look upon the concept and the use of it.

"I Come from the Other Side" (joik not joke ;-) In lyrics, poems and other forms of art You are working within a very limited space and have to "catch the sense of" and deliver. Lana Fabian uses both voice and body as well expressed affective intonation in between. I think the later coloured my understanding of Your negative word 'affected'.

When it comes to art it is in a way always faked (art-ificial) , but the emotions comes somewhere from, it has just changed form to "play" its purpose. I can agree that it sometimes are presented in the wrong situation or in the wrong place (maybe here?)

When it comes to Yours
"...many 'personalities' exhibit fakery" - I know what You mean, we can intonate those rather quickly, because they don't feel genuine in the long run, because there are no natural shifts between different "waves of emotion", they are surfing on the same wave all the time, and that is unnatural, I think, there must be some shores :-)

ANNA-LYS said...



lol You know my mission is to
turn all prejudices up-side-down.

ANNA LYS ...the lady whom makes sunshine faint ...
ha ha ha

So know You know why we Northern people not has as many sun-hours as You, and
we need the darkness to cool off - that is what an ecological system do when it works all right ;-)

(( bejos ))

Butterfly Mage said...

Very nice :)

The alien at the top sort of reminds me of the alien opera singer in The Fifth Element (I think the actress for the role was actually an opera singer in real life).

I liked the poem.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Is that the mouth thingy from Aliens? The girl is kind of hot in a disturbing kind of way.

ANNA-LYS said...

Butterfly Mage
back then many students came forward and said - You MUST see The Fifth Element, You will love it! And so I did :-D

The singer behind the Diva character was Inve Mula-Tchako, from Albania, I think.

Thanks for this reminder, must see it again, some day!

ANNA-LYS said...

"The girl is kind of hot in a disturbing kind of way."
I think this art in a way illustrates the mixed feelings upon the Bible's Eve in The Paradise of Eden, and the footprints of the view upon women even today.

ANNA-LYS said...

Butterfly Mage
Sorry, Yes the illustration above reminds of The Diva Dance in The Fifth Element :-)

Nihal said...

What a powerful phase of emotional increase.. songs (accordingly music) are the unique way, I hope there is great things romantically in store for you today:) Wishing the best, Anna:)

RuneE said...

Ekstremt vakker sang og en melodi so passet utmerket til et glass rødvi (eller tre).
Uansett hva alle over har skrevet:
Her var det rom for mange fortolkninger, med en filosofisk tekst og et svært sensuelt bilde. Kontrapunkt?

LegendWinds said...

I think this is a song either about losing the unborn and the haunting dream thereafter or about a religious revelation. I like the first one better. This is my favorite sad song of all time.