A Leaf in The Wind happened a few months after I wrote Scared of Losing You when I was seeing my cousin in Lyon in October 1993. So, this song is also for David. As I was revising the lyrics, I tried to capture the phases of letting go. On the one hand, there were still all these memories and hopes and at the same time, I was realizing that David was living really far away from me and that we would probably not be together. I remember sitting in my cousin's living room and looking at the city lights outside while writing the song. So that memory definitely sparked the beginning of the second verse.
 

A Leaf in The Wind est une chanson que j'ai écrite quelques mois après avoir écrit Scared of Losing You en rendant visite à ma cousine à Lyon en 1993 - cette chanson est également dédiée à David. En retravaillant les paroles, j'ai essayé de capturer les étapes de laisser partir quelqu'un. De l'un coté, il y'avaient toujours tous ces souvenirs et ces espoirs, et en même temps je comprenais que David vivait vraiment très loin de moi et qu'on ne serait pas en couple. Je me souviens d'être assise dans le salon de ma cousine, regardant les lumières de la ville dehors en écrivant la chanson. Ce souvenir a sans doute inspiré le début de la deuxième strophe.
 

A Leaf in the Wind

© Music and Lyrics by Annika Jayne

I’m looking out the window
It’s beginning to get dark
Now I'm left alone with my memories
Dancing to the beat of my heart
I know the world is turning
Sometimes we are fools
Sometimes bridges burn
Life plays by its own rules

There's some comfort in the city lights
Shining through my tears
While illusions and fantasies
Are making their way here
They are telling me stories
Fairy tales at best
Yet they're fading away
They're not making sense

Where can I go?
When all the doors are closed?
I don't know but I keep searching
And I try to deny it but I'm dreaming my life away
How can my dreams guide me
When they're leading me astray?

Outside the trees are rustling
Whispering in the breeze
They seem old and wise so maybe they know
The answer to all mysteries
A leaf in the wind is falling
Sailing through the night
My eyes try to follow its path
Until it's out of sight

The night wind joins the street noise
They are singing me a song
Composing a gentle melody
Telling me life goes on
A dream may be misleading
But really it's a quest
It's a constant journey
As life puts us to the test

Where can I go?
When all the doors are closed?
I don't know but I keep searching
And I try to deny it but I'm dreaming my life away
How can my dreams guide me
When they're leading me astray?

Where can I go?
When all the doors are closed?
I still don't know but I keep searching
I'm looking for a sign, ever so small, a dim light in the haze
Can there be a new beginning
Leading to brighter days
A new beginning
Leading to brighter days

A Leaf in the Wind habe ich ein paar Monate nach Scared of Losing You geschrieben als ich im Oktober 1993 meine Cousine in Lyon besucht habe, daher ist dieses Lied ebenfalls für David. Während ich den Text überarbeitet habe, habe ich versucht den Prozess des Loslassens einzufangen. Auf der einen Seite waren da immer noch all die Erinnerungen und Hoffnungen und zur gleichen Zeit wurde mir klar, dass David wirklich sehr weit weg von mir wohnte und wir wahrscheinlich nicht zusammenkommen würden. Ich erinnere mich noch, dass ich im Wohnzimmer meiner Cousine saß und auf die Lichter der Stadt schaute, während ich das Lied geschrieben habe. Diese Erinnerung hat sicherlich den Beginn der zweiten Strophe inspiriert.