Lennox, Annie

Annie Lennox
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Annie Lennox is a Scottish musician, recording artist and activist. She was the lead vocalist of successful pop band the Eurythmics and remains a solo artist. As a member of the Eurythmics she was, perhaps, the better songwriter of the duo, although Dave Stewart, the other band member, was a whiz at production.

The lyrics in her solo album Diva seem to depict a heroine’s quest, a gradual transformation from poverty to wealth, and a journey from mundane to spiritual awareness. This process is depicted in the song “Money Can’t Buy It”:

Kick down the door and throw away the key
Give up your needs…
Your poisoned seeds
Find yourself elected to a different kind of creed

And in “Why”:

I may be mad
I may be blind
I may be viciously unkind
But I can still read what you’re thinking

Does this suggest that Lennox believes that some can read others’ thoughts, or is this just artistic fantasy? We can’t know.

Reading another’s thoughts, assuming psi is possible, would not necessarily guarantee that a person uses that ability in an ethical manner. But the Eurythmics’ song “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)” suggests that Lennox is on a sincere spiritual path and not a ‘devil worshiper,’ as some religious fundamentalists might have it:

No-one on earth could feel like this
I’m thrown and overblown with bliss
There must be an angel
Playing with my heart

Although her personal and direct style tempts one to assume Lennox is singing about herself, again, we can’t be sure. And if one did make that mistake, it wouldn’t be the first time that artistic representation has been confused with the artist’s own sensibilities.

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