Desire (3:51)

Cover of Anna Calvi

From Anna Calvi and 4 other releases

According to the Desire Songfacts, Brian Eno sung backing vocals on this track. Calvi has expressed in interviews her amusement at the way Eno sits down and reads a book while he’s doing the backing vocals.


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I wanna go to the sun
Hold my life like I've never done
But it's just the devil in me
The devil that's calling as I come undone

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  • mot00rzysta

    she's unique. fuck journalists.

    18 Aug 4:17pm Reply
  • NicoleYeh

    incredible piece of work

    2 Feb 5:45am Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Good song

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • licoricepizza

    The first time I ever heard her, it was this song. Will forever be her "signature" song for me.

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ListenLisse

    Great song

    3 May 2013 Reply
  • teoce

    The sky is getting dark tonight, darker than the fear that's gonna pull us apart

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • scottdoesntknow

    Breathtaking for sure

    6 Feb 2013 Reply
  • unpoet

    Every time, I wait with my breath in my throat for that bit near the end where her voice jumps an octave on "Desire, desire!" Amazing. (2) FUCKING TRUE

    22 Dec 2012 Reply
  • AUFrechterGang

    See her live as a support to Nick Cave's Grinderman. Sounds more like Siouxsie that day! I like it!, although .. PJ Harvey is all around. And I love PJ Harvey!!! So all of this music is worth to hear!!!!

    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • rOOm-on-fire

    Toujours aussi pompier et subtile lol...comme du Patti Smith. Mais ça va, j'écoute sans déplaisir maintenant.

    14 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ElectroPeter

    End credits from Franky's episode 6x04 (Skins)

    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    lyrical roy orbison reference?

    18 Jan 2012 Reply
  • mythogenesis

    So epic I thought it was a cover at first,it has that kind of ageless quality about it that makes you feel you've known it your whole life.

    14 Dec 2011 Reply
  • intheluminol

    keeps growing on me

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • GaryExo

    Instant classic. This will still sound amazing in 100 years.

    9 Nov 2011 Reply
  • fastlane01

    Is it me? Or does this song simply get better with every listen? Anyway, can't wait to see and hear her sing it tonight :)

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
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    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    Que voz....!!!!!!!

    20 Jul 2011 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    Muito boa!!!

    20 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Der_Cibble

    Every time, I wait with my breath in my throat for that bit near the end where her voice jumps an octave on "Desire, desire!" Amazing.

    10 Jul 2011 Reply
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