Annabella
By Brenda Sutton
1996

Intro and between verses: Am G/ Am G
Verse: F C/F/Am/F C/F/F7 G
Chorus: F C/F Am/F C/F F7/F7 C G Am

The first time that he met her he was lost,
Felt his heart's cold fault line shudder,
Saw his whole world tip and slide.
But the last bridge to reality was crossed
When she said she loved another
And stood sobbing by his side.

Chorus:
She's a golden brown-eyed goddess
With a voice like burning amber,
And when she's singing with him
They set off the smoke alarms.
She's his ultimate desire
From one failed love to another,
Still for her he'd walk through fire
Just to hold her, hold her, hold her in his arms.

He nursed their pain with sodas, jokes and songs,
And together they recovered
Over pizza, tears, and time.
He cursed and blessed the fools who'd done her wrong.
How could anyone not love her?
How could she not read his mind?

Chorus and instrumental break:

He knew lovely women always fell for bums
Who would promise them forever
And then leave them in the end.
That's why right now the man's completely stunned,
For her arms are locked around him,
And that kiss did not say, "Friend."

Last Chorus:

She's a golden brown-eyed goddess
With a voice like burning amber,
And when she's singing with him
They set off the smoke alarms.
She's his ultimate desire
And she'll never find another,
Who would gladly walk through fire
Just to hold her, hold her, hold her in his arms.