Annie Lennox – Stand By Me

Gondola in Venice Italy, image for 'Stand By Me', song by Annie Lennox, music video script by The Flash Fiction Ponder.

Gondola in Venice Italy, image for 'Stand By Me', song by Annie Lennox, music video script by The Flash Fiction Ponder.

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

 

Song

By

Annie Lennox

 

All Rights Reserved.

 

 

FADE IN:

VENICE

Inside a small tavern extreme close-up on hands playing a piano. (Continuous slow float over on keys)

Beyond the keys and piano itself camera continues on towards a small window…

And out of it as MUSIC STARTS.

Floating over the water filled streets of Venice gondolas from both directions glide over its surface.

We come to one which holds Annie and her love and stay on them as they enjoy their ride and each other’s embrace.

 

LYRICS

(Annie singing)

Stay by me

and make the moment last

Please take these lips

even if I have been kissed

a million times

And I don’t care if there is no tomorrow

I could die here in your arms

 

They enter a tunnel below a bridge, one which is longer than most and dim, a few lights inside making it look like stars would have you believe you’re under the night sky.

 

LYRICS

(Annie singing)

Even if the stars have made us blind

We’re blind

We’re blind

 

Exiting the tunnel, it is now actually night.

And in a surreal moment their glide over the water’s surface turns into a glide through mid-air as their gondola takes flight and starts to fly high over the city and among the stars and other soaring gondolas.

 

LYRICS

(Annie singing)

So blind in love

 

Their gondola comes whizzing by camera, great close-up of Annie…

 

LYRICS

(Annie singing)

So blind in love

 

MATCH CUT:

 

Side of boat in extreme close-up, water rushing past it.

Come to oar dipping down and back up again.

And pan over to the gondolier guiding the Venetian wonder from atop the stern. (Back in present day)

Gondolier rowing gondola.

Continuing with the fluid camera we fall back on him and find Annie and her love as they stand at the opposite end, a gentle breeze making the mood even more perfect.

 

LYRICS

(Annie singing)

Sweet darling

don’t you know

that we’re no different

to anyone

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

The two make a seamless connection from gondola to horse and carriage as their boat slowly starts to float under the small bridge their new ride sits atop.

 

LYRICS

We stumble

We falter

but we’re no different than anyone

 

An array of camera sweeps covering Annie and her love as their lead by horses.

 

LYRICS

(Annie singing)

Though the winter snow has melted now

into a pool of silver water

we were standing in a thundercloud

dark as your hair

Dark as your hair

 

And in another surreal moment they once again take off into the sky, the horses galloping through blue skies.

Galloping horses through the sky, image for music video script by The Flash Fiction Ponder.

LYRICS

(Annie singing)

So blind in love

 

Extreme close-up, horses hooves.

 

 

MATCH CUT:

 

Fall back on hooves to reveal they’re on ground and approaching a carousel as it rotates.

Horse carousel, image for music video script by The Flash Fiction Ponder.

LYRICS

(Annie singing)

So blind in love

 

The two make another smooth connection and we stay on them as they walk the shiny ride…

Then we slowly start a crane up and out until…

 

FADE OUT:

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