B i o g r a p h y
 (by Jason Ankeny)

Sinéad O'Connor ranked among the most distinctive and controversial pop music stars of the 1990s, the first and in many ways the most influential of the numerous female performers whose music dominated airwaves throughout the decade. Brash and outspoken — her shaven head, angry visage, and shapeless wardrobe a direct challenge to the popular culture's long-prevailing notions of femininity and sexuality — O'Connor irrevocably altered the image of women in rock; railing against long-standing stereotypes simply by asserting herself not as a sex object but as a serious artist, she kick-started a revolt which led the way for performers ranging from Liz Phair to Courtney Love to Alanis Morissette. O'Connor was born in Dublin, Ireland, on December 8, 1966. Her childhood was often traumatic: her parents divorced when she was eight, and she later claimed that her mother, who was killed in a 1985 automobile accident, frequently abused her. After being expelled from Catholic school, O'Connor was arrested for shoplifting and was shuttled off to a reformatory; at the age of 15, while singing a cover of Barbra Streisand's "Evergreen" at a wedding, she was spotted by Paul Byrne, the drummer for the Irish band In Tua Nua (best known as protégés of U2). After co-writing the first In Tua Nua single, "Take My Hand," O'Connor left boarding school in order to focus on a career in music, and began performing in area coffeehouses; she later studied voice and piano at the Dublin College of Music, and supported herself delivering singing telegrams. Upon signing a contract with Ensign Records in 1985, O'Connor relocated to London; the following year she made her recorded debut on the soundtrack of the film The Captive, appearing with U2 guitarist the Edge. After scrapping the initial tapes for her debut LP on the grounds that the production was too Celtic, she took the producer's seat herself and began re-recording the album, dubbed The Lion and the Cobra in reference to Psalm 91; the result was one of the most acclaimed debut records of 1987, with a pair of alternative radio hits in the singles "Mandinka" and "Troy." Almost from the outset of her career, however, O'Connor was a controversial media figure; in interviews following the LP's release, she defended the actions of the IRA, resulting in widespread criticism from many corners, and even burned bridges by attacking longtime supporters U2, whose music she declared "bombastic." However, O'Connor remained a cult figure prior to the release of 1990's chart-topping I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got, a harrowing masterpiece sparked by the recent dissolution of her marriage to drummer John Reynolds. Boosted by the single and video "Nothing Compares 2 U," originally penned by Prince, the album established her as a major star, but again controversy followed as tabloids took aim at her romance with black singer Hugh Harris while continuing to attack her outspoken politics.

On American shores, O'Connor also became the target of derision for refusing to perform in New Jersey if "The Star Spangled Banner" was played prior to her appearance, a move which brought public criticism from no less than Frank Sinatra, who threatened to "kick her ass"; she also made headlines for pulling out of an appearance on the NBC program Saturday Night Live in response to the misogynist persona of guest host Andrew Dice Clay, and even withdrew her name from competition in the annual Grammy Awards despite four nominations. O'Connor also continued to confound expectations with her third album, 1992's Am I Not Your Girl?, a collection of pop standards and torch songs that failed to live up to either the commercial or critical success of I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got. However, any discussion of the record's creative merits quickly became moot in the wake of her most controversial and damaging action yet: after finally appearing on Saturday Night Live, O'Connor ended her performance by ripping up a photo of Pope John Paul II, resulting in a wave of condemnation unlike any she'd previously encountered. Two weeks after the SNL performance, she appeared at a Bob Dylan tribute concert at New York's Madison Square Garden, and was promptly booed off the stage. Now a virtual pariah, O'Connor's retirement from the music business was subsequently reported, although it was later claimed that she had merely returned to Dublin with the intent of studying opera. She kept a low profile for the next several years, starring as Ophelia in a theatrical production of Hamlet and later touring with Peter Gabriel's WOMAD festival. She also reportedly suffered a nervous breakdown and even made a half-hearted attempt at suicide. In 1994, however, O'Connor returned to pop music with the LP Universal Mother, which, despite good reviews, failed to relaunch her to superstar status; the following year she announced that she would no longer speak to the press. The Gospel Oak EP followed in 1997, and in mid-2000 O'Connor issued Faith and Courage, her first full-length effort in six years. Sean-Nós Nua followed two years later, and was widely hailed for its return to the Irish folk tradition as its inspiration. O'Connor used the press exposure from the album to further assert her pending retirement from music. In September 2003, the two-disc She Who Dwells... appeared through Vanguard. It collected rare and previously unreleased studio tracks, as well as live material culled from a late 2002 date in Dublin. The album was positioned as O'Connor's swan song, though official word was not forthcoming. Collaborations followed in 2005, a compilation of appearences on other artist's records throughout her long career.




The Lion and the Cobra
- 1987-11-04 -



Jackie
Mandinka
Jerusalem
Just Like U Said It Would B
Never Get Old
Troy
I Want Your
(Hands on Me)
Drink Before the War
Just Call Me Joe

I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
- 1990-02-28 -

Feel So Different
I Am Stretched on Your Grave
Three Babies
The Emperor's New Clothes
Black Boys on Mopeds
Nothing Compares 2 U
Jump in the River
You Cause as Much Sorrow
The Last Day of Our Acquaintance
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got


Am I Not Your Girl
- 1992-09-22 -

Why Don't You Do Right?
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Secret Love
Black Coffee
Success Has Made a Failure of Our Home
Don't Cry for Me Argentina
I Want to Be Loved by You
Gloomy Sunday
Love Letters
How Insensitive
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Almost in your arms
Fly me to the moon
Scarlet Ribbons


Universal Mother
- 1994-09-13 -



Germaine
Fire on Babylon
John I Love You
My Darling Child
Am I a Human?
Red Football
All Apologies
Perfect Indian
Scorn Not His Simplicity
All Babies
In This Heart
Tiny Grief Song
Famine
Thank You for Hearing Me
Faith and Courage
- 2000-06-13 -



The Healing Room
No Man's Woman
Jealous
Dancing Lessons
Daddy I'm Fine
'Til I Whisper U Something
Hold Back the Night
What Doesn't Belong to Me
The State I'm In
The Lamb's Book of Life
If U Ever
Emma's Song
Kyrie Eleison

 

Sean-Nós Nua
- 2002-10-08 -



Peggy Gordon
Her Mantle So Green
Lord Franklin
The Singing Bird
Óró Sé Do Bheatha 'Bhaile
Molly Malone
Paddy's Lament
The Moorlough Shore
The Parting Glass
Báidín Fheilimí
My Lagan Love
Lord Baker
I'll Tell Me Ma
 She Who Dwells...
- 2003-09-09 -

Regina Caeli
O Filii Et Filiae
My Love I Bring
Do Right Woman
Love Hurts
Ain't It A Shame
Chiquitita
Brigidine Diana
It's All Good
Love Is Ours (Demo)
A Hundred Thousand Angels
You Put Your Arms Around Me
(Demo)
Emma's Song
No Matter How Hard I Try
(Demo)
Dense Water, Deeper Down
This Is A Rebel Song
1000 Mirrors
(Asian Dub Foundation)
Big Bunch Of Junkie Lies
Song Of Jerusalem

 

Throw Down Your Arms
- 2005-10-04 -

 

Jah Nuh Dead
Marcus Garvey
Door Peep
He Prayed
Y Mas Gan
Curly Locks
Vampire
Prophet Has Arise
Downpressor Man
Throw Down Your Arms
Untold Stories
War

Theology
- 2007-06-18 -

Something Beautiful
We People Who Are Darker Than Blue
Out Of The Depths
33
Dark I Am Yet Lovely
I Don’t Know How To Love Him
If You Had A Vineyard
The Glory Of Jah
Watcher Of Men
Whomsoever Dwells
Rivers Of Babylon
Hosanna Filo David

How About I Be Me
- 2012-03-05 -



4th and Vine
Reason With Me
Old Lady
Take Off Your Shoes
Back To Where You Belong
The Wolf Is Getting Married
Queen Of Denmark
Very Far From Home
I Had A Baby
V.I.P.
 
I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss
- 2014-08-11 -



How About I Be Me
Dense Water Deeper Down
Kisses Like Mine
Your Green Jacket
The Vishnu Room
The Voice Of My Doctor
Harbour
James Brown
8 Good Reasons
Take Me to Church
Where Have You Been
Streetcars
How Nice A Woman Can Be
Make A Fool Of Me All Night
Little Story
 
Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

1001 Night
4 My Love
A prayer for England

I Am Enough For Myself
He Moved Through the Fair
Heroine
Let it be
Love is a place I dream of
Lullaby for Cain
One more day
Petit Poulet
She's so beautiful
Special Cases
Tears from the Moon

This Is To Mother You
What your soul sings
You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart


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The Lion and the Cobra

Jackie

Jackie left on a cold, dark night
Telling me he'd be home
Sailed the seas for a hundred years
Leaving me all alone
And I've been dead for twenty years
I've been washing the sand
With my ghostly tears
Searching the shores for my Jackie-oh

I remember the day the young man came
He said, "your Jackie's gone
We got lost in the rain"
And I ran to the beach
And laid me down

"You're all wrong", I said
And they stared at the sand
"That man knows that sea
Like the back of his hand
He'll be back some time
laughing at you"

And I've been waiting all this time
For my man to come
Take his hand in mine
And lead me away
To unseen shores

I've been washing the sand
With my salty tears
Searching the shore
For these long years
And I'll walk the seas forever more
Till I find my Jackie oh
Till I find my Jackie oh
Till I find my Jackie oh
Jackie oh
Jackie oh
Jackie oh

Mandinka

I'm dancing the seven veils
Want you to pick up my scarf
See how the black moon fades
Soon I can give you my heart

I don't know no shame
I feel no pain
I can't see the flame
But I do know Man-din-ka
I do know Man-din-ka
I do know Man-din-ka
I do

They're throwing it all this way
Dragging it back to the start
And they say, "See how the glass is raised?"
I have refused to take part
I told them "drink something new"
Please let me pull something through

I don't know no shame
I feel no pain
I can't
I don't know no shame
I feel no pain
I can't see the flame

But I do know Man-din-ka
I do know Man-din-ka
I do know Man-din-ka
I do
I do
I do
I say I do
Soon I can give you my heart
I swear I do
Soon I can give you my heart

I do
Mandinka
Soon I can give you my heart
Soon I can give you my heart
Soon I can give you my heart

Jerusalem

Ran down and the lady said it
It got torn down
And the priest just said
It got burned
They give me five years five years
It's my turn

Ran down and the lady said it
It got torn down
And the priest just said
It got burned
They give me five years five years
It's my turn

Oh Jerusalem
Oh Jerusalem

Getting tired of you doing this to me
I'm gonna hit you if you say that to me
One more time
I want to see you
And you're saying you're busy
I want to stop it
And you said it would be easy
It sure takes time

Hope your next time
Gonna be the last time
Hope you don’t two-time
It'll be the best time
There won’t be no next time
It’s show time
I hope you do
What you said
When you swore
You’d make it better
Deliver all the letters
On time

Jerusalem
Jerusalem

Jerusalem
Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Just like U said it would B

I will walk in the garden
And feel religion within
I will learn how to run with the big boys
I will learn how to sink and to swim
And there's talk in the houses
And people dancing in rings
Ah, when you close my eyes, babe?
I can see most everything
I can see most everything

It's just like u said it would b
It's Just like u said it would b
It's just like u said it would b
It's Just like u said it would b

I can see too many mouths open
Too many eyes closed, ears closed
Not enough minds open
Too many legs open
Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me, do
Why isn’t it why why
I don't see why I listen, why, why

When I've walked in the garden
When I'm walking off stage
When everything's quiet
Will you stay?
Will you be my lover?
Will you be my mama?
I said will you be my lover?
I said will you be my babe?
When I lay down my head
At the end of my day

Nothing would
Nothing would please me better
Than I find that you're there
When I lay down my head
At the end of my day
Nothing would
Nothing would please me better
Than I find that you're there when I wake

Just like u said it would b
Just like u said it would b
Just like u said it would b
Just like u said it would b

Will you be my lover?
Will you be my mama?

Just like u said it would b
Just like u said it would b
Just like u said it would b
Just like u said it would b

Never get old

Young woman with a drink in her hand
She like to listen to rock and roll
She moves with the music
`Cause it never gets old
It's the only thing
That never gets old

Young man in a quiet place
Got a hawk on his arm
He loves that bird
Never does no harm
It's the only thing
That never can do no harm
Must be the only thing
That never can do no harm

Sun setting on the avenue
Everyone walks by
They live their life under cover
Being blind
Being blind
Being blind

Troy

I’ll remember it
And Dublin in a rainstorm
And sitting in the long grass in summer
Keeping warm
I’ll remember it
Every restless night
We were so young then
We thought that everything
We could possibly do were the right
Then we moved
Stolen from our very eyes
And I wondered where you went to
Tell me when did the light die
You will rise
You'll return
The phoenix from the flame
You will learn
You will rise
You'll return
Being what you are
There is no other Troy
For you to burn

And I never meant to hurt you
I swear I didn't mean
Those things I said
I never meant to do that to you
Next time I'll keep my hands to myself instead
Oh, does she love you
What do you want to do?
Does she need you like I do?
Do you love her?
Is she good for you?
Does she hold you like I do?

Do you want me?
Should I leave?
I know you're always telling me
That you love me
Just sometimes I wonder
If I should believe
Oh, I love you
God, I love you
I'd kill a dragon for you
I’ll die
But I will rise
And I will return
The Phoenix from the flame
I have learned
I will rise
And you'll see me return
Being what I am
There is no other Troy
For me to burn

And you should’ve left the light on
You should’ve left the light on
Then I wouldn't have tried
And you'd never have known
And I wouldn't have pulled you tighter
No I wouldn't have pulled you close
I wouldn't have screamed
No I can't let you go
And the door wasn't closed
No I wouldn't have pulled you to me
No I wouldn't have kissed your face
You wouldn't have begged me to hold you
If we hadn't been there in the first place
Ah but I know you wanted me to be there oh oh
Every look that you threw told me so
But you should’ve left the light on
You should’ve left the light on
And the flames burned away
But you're still spitting fire
Make no difference what you say
You're still a liar
You're still a liar
You're still a lawyer

I want your (hands on me)

I want your hands on me
What I want, give me
You know I wanna please you
What I wanna do to you

You don't waste no time, do you?
You know I'm looking through you
Why you wanna tease me
I want you to come and please me

Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me

You know that I can thrill you
I want you call me to you
I wanna move, will you?
I really wanna feel you

Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me

Put your hands on me
Put your hands on me
Put your hands on me
Put your hands on me
Put your hands on me
Put your hands on me
Put your hands on me

Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me

Hands, gimme love
Hands, gimme loads
Hands, gimme love
Hands, gimme loads

I want your
Feelings
Gimme, yes

Aaahhhh

Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me
Put'em on, put'em on, put'em on me

Hands, gimme love
Hands, gimme loads
Hands, gimme love
Hands, gimme loads

I want your
Feelings
Gimme, yes

Drink before the war

Well, you tell us that we're wrong
And you tell us not to sing our song
Nothing we can say will make you see
You got a heart of stone
You can never feel

You say "oh I'm not afraid - it can't happen to me
I've lived my life as a good man
Oh, no you're out of your mind
It won't happen to me
‘Cos I've carried my weight
And I've been a strong man"

Listen to the man in the liquor store
Yelling "anybody want a drink before the war?"

And your parents paid you through
You got a nice big car
Nothing bothers you
Somebody cut out your eyes
You refuse to see
Somebody cut out your heart
You refuse to feel
And you live in a shell
You create your own hell
You live in the past
And talk about war
And you dig your own grave yeah
But it's a life you can save
So stop getting fast
It's not gonna happen
And you'll cry
But you'll never fall
No, no, no
You're building a wall
Gotta break it down
Start again

No, no, no
It won't happen to us
We've lived our lives
Basically we've been good men
So stop talking of war
Cause you know we've heard it all before
Why don't you go out there
And do something useful

Oh listen to the man in the liquor store
He yelling "anybody wanna drink before the war?"
"Anybody wanna drink before the war?"
"Anybody wanna drink before the war?"

Just Call Me Joe

We came here across the great divide
Into the city, slander all eyes
We found a great love as we fell inside
They could not touch us as we'd go by
I've seen you the first time in Trogny's bar
But I'll see you later, we'll talk of black
We'll meet up for sure, oh will we not?
Away from all of the friends that you've got
Oh no, oh no

I said don't call me sir
just call me Joe
Don't call me lady
Just call me Joe
Don't call me mister
Oh, just call me Joe
Don't call me sweetheart
Just call me Joe

You wear the best clothes that I've ever seen
I've seen your light and your poetry
And it's the best thing that there's ever been
You're both the beauty and the beast
That's how it is and that's how it end
Into another city where you live far away
That's how it is and that's how it end
You've seen my face but you've never heard my name
Oh no, oh oh

I said don't call me sir
Oh, just call me Joe
Don't call me lady
Just call me Joe
Don't call me mister
Just call me Joe
Don't call me sweetheart
Just call me Joe

"We never said goodbye
I said carry your purses with you now I have regards to you
About our night this weekend and i'm giving you information
The leaves, the leaves they like your teeth
Come on I'm not going to force you now I had this, this annoying dream
This technology of ours
There's this place that is ever so refined that one one knows
And a storm boomer with white light action
Life is the shadow of a fish, multiple electrical systems you fly through
Traffic lights that may open a door
A bunch of computer systems as clear as a cut crystal painting
Infinite selections as clear as a crystal show
Weapons, tanks, lasers, and aircraft moving across the sky
And huge missles, nuclear warheads that stand out more than anything
Ultimate satellites, spy cameras, infared sensors
You, you can hear the thunder and positive thinking and start to say
I'll make more human development practices
You don't have to go and stop your field practices
Such as human rights violations, yeah come up
And see me sometime if you never ever want to intensify all communication
Listen to what i'm not saying over and over
I feel as if some traveller returned"

I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

Feel so different

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change
Courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference

I am not like I was before
I thought that nothing would change me
I was not listening anymore
Still you continued to affect me

I was not thinking anymore
Although I said I still was
I'd said "I don't want anymore"
Because of bad experience

But now I feel so different
I feel so different
I feel so different

I have not seen freedom before
And I did not expect to
Don't let me forget now I'm here
Help me to help you to behold you

I started off with many friends
And we spent a long time talking
I thought they meant every word they said
But like everyone else they were stalling

And now they seem so different
They seem so different
They seem so different

I should have hatred for you
But I do not have any
And I have always loved you
Oh you have taught me plenty

The whole time I'd never seen
All you had spread before me
The whole time I'd never seen
All I'd need was inside me

Now I feel so different
I feel so different
I feel so different

I feel so different
I feel so different

I am stretched on your grave

I am stretched on your grave
And will lie there forever
If your hands were in mine
I'd be sure we'd not sever
My apple tree my brightness
It's time we were together
For I smell of the earth
And am worn by the weather

When my family thinks
That I'm safe in my bed
From night until morning
I am stretched at your head
Calling out to the air
With tears hot and wild
My grief for the girl
That I loved as a child

Do you remember
The night we were lost
In the shade of the blackthorn
And the chill of the frost
Thanks be to Jesus
We did what was right
And your maiden head still
Is your pillar of light

The priests and the friars
Approach me in dread
Because I still love you
My love and you're dead
I still would be your shelter
Through rain and through storm
And with you in your cold grave
I cannot sleep warm

So I'm stretched on your grave
And will lie there forever
If you hands were in mine
I'd be sure we'd not sever
My apple tree my brightness
It's time we were together
For I smell of the earth
And am worn by the weather

Three babies

Each of these
My three babies
I will carry with me
For myself
I ask no one else will be
Mother to these three
And of course
I'm like a wild horse
But there's no other way I could be
Water and feed
Are not tools that I need
For the thing that I've chosen to be

In my soul
My blood and my bones
I have wrapped your cold bodies around me
The face on you
The smell of you
Will always be with me

Each of these
My three babies
I was not willing to leave
Though I tried
I blasphemed and denied
I know they will be returned to me
Each of these
My babies
Have brought you closer to me
No longer mad like a horse
I'm still wild but not lost
From the thing that I've chosen to be

And it's `cause you've thrilled me
Silenced me
Stilled me
Proved things I never believed
The face on you
The smell of you
Will always be with me

Each of these
My three babies
I will carry with me
For myself
I ask no one else will be
Mother to these three

The emperor's new clothes

It seems like years since you held the baby
While I wrecked the bedroom
You said it was dangerous after Sunday
And I knew you loved me
He thinks I just became famous
And that's what messed me up
But he's wrong
How could I possibly know what I want
When I was only twenty-one?
And there's millions of people
To offer advice and say how I should be
But they're twisted
And they will never be any influence on me
But you will always be
You will always be

If I treated you mean
I really didn't mean to
But you know how it is
And how a pregnancy can change you

I see plenty of clothes that I like
But I won't go anywhere nice for a while
All I want to do is just sit here
And write it all down and rest for a while
I can't bear to be in another city
One where you are not
I would return to nothing without you
If I'm your girlfriend or not

Maybe I was mean
But I really don't think so
You asked if I'm scared
And I said so

Everyone can see what's going on
They laugh `cause they know they're untouchable
Not because what I said was wrong
It might be brave
I will live by my own policies
I will sleep with a clear conscience
I will sleep in peace

Maybe it sounds mean
But I really don't think so
You asked for the truth and I told you

Through their own words
They will be exposed
They've got a severe case of
The emperor's new clothes
The emperor's new clothes
The emperor's new clothes
The emperor's new clothes

Black boys on mopeds

Margareth Thatcher on TV
Shocked by the deaths that took place in Beijing
It seems strange that she should be offended
The same orders are given by her

I've said this before now
You said I was childish and you'll say it now
"Remember what I told you
If they hated me they will hate you"

England's not the mythical land of Madame George and roses
It's the home of police who kill black boys on mopeds
And I love my boy and that's why I'm leaving
I don't want him to be aware that there's
Any such thing as grieving

Young mother down at Smithfield
5 am, looking for food for her kids
In her arms she holds three cold babies
And the first word that they learned was "please"

These are dangerous days
To say what you feel is to dig your own grave
"Remember what I told you
If you were of the world they would love you"

England's not the mythical land of Madame George and roses
It's the home of police who kill blacks boys on mopeds
And I love my boy and that's why I'm leaving
I don't want him to be aware that there's
Any such thing as grieving.

Nothing compares 2 U

(Prince Cover)

It's been seven hours and fifteen days
Since u took your love away
I go out every night and sleep all day
Since u took your love away
Since u been gone I can do whatever I want
I can see whomever I choose
I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant
But nothing
I said nothing can take away these blues
`Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares 2 u

It's been so lonely without u here
Like a bird without a song
Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling
Tell me baby where did I go wrong
I could put my arms around every boy I see
But they'd only remind me of you
I went to the doctor n'guess what he told me
Guess what he told me
He said girl u better have fun
No matter what u do
But he's a fool
`Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares 2 u

All the flowers that u planted, mama
In the back yard
All died when u went away
I know that living with u baby was sometimes hard
But I'm willing to give it another try
Nothing compares
Nothing compares 2 u
Nothing compares
Nothing compares 2 u
Nothing compares
Nothing compares 2 u

Jump in the river

The phone calls
Always left me unsure
They'd never say things of their own accord
I am preoccupied
I can't get them out of my mind
They are terrified

And if you said jump in the river I would
Because it would probably be a good idea
You're not supposed to be here at all now
It's all been a gorgeous mistake
Sick one or clean one
The best one
That God ever made

When I kissed you
You didn't mind
I thought I tasted of too many cigarettes
But you tasted like wine
And I'm not going to change my mind
Just because of what they said
The worm has laid eggs in their hearts
But not in my head

And if you said jump in the river I would
Because it would probably be a good idea
You're not supposed to be here at all now
It's all been a gorgeous mistake
Sick one or clean one
The best one
That God ever made

There's been days like this before you know
And I liked it all
Like the times we did it so hard
There was blood on the wall

And if you said jump in the river I would
Because it would probably be a good idea

And if you said jump in the river I would
Because it would probably be a good idea

You cause as much sorrow

I'm full of good intentions
Like I never was before
It's too late for prevention
But I don't think it's too late for the cure

So you call in your minions
And see what you can find
Night time or morning
These hands are sticky but I don't mind

Why must you always be around?
Why can't you just leave it be?
It's done nothing so far but destroy my life
You cause as much sorrow dead
As you did when you were alive

I never said I was tough
That was everyone else
So you're a fool to attack me
For the image that you built yourself

Just sounds more vicious
Than I actually mean
I really am soft
Yes, I'm tender and sweet

Why must you always be around?
Why can't you just leave it be?
You've done nothing so far but destroy my life
You cause as much sorrow dead
As you did when you were alive

Why must you always ask me?
Why can't you just leave me be?
You've done nothing so far but destroy my life
You cause as much sorrow dead
As you did when you were alive

The last day of our acquaintance

This is the last day of our acquaintance
I will meet you later in somebody's office
I'll talk but you won't listen to me
I know what your answer will be

I know you don't love me anymore
You used to hold my hand when the plane took off
Two years ago there just seemed so much more
And I don't know what happened to our love

Today's the day
Our friendship has been stale
And we will meet later to finalise the details
Two years ago the seed was planted
And since then you have taken me for granted

But this is the last day of our acquaintance
I will meet you later in somebody's office
I'll talk but you won't listen to me
I know your answer already

But this is the last day of our acquaintance
I will meet you later in somebody's office
I'll talk but you won't listen to me
I know your answer already
I know your answer already
I know your answer already

I do not want what I haven't got

I'm walking through the desert
And I am not frightened although it's hot
I have all that I requested
And I do not want what I haven't got

I have learned this from my mother
See how happy she has made me
I will take this road much further
Though I know not where it takes me

I have water for my journey
I have bread and I have wine
No longer will I be hungry
For the bread of life is mine

I saw a navy blue bird
Flying way above the sea
I walked on and I learned later
That this navy blue bird was me

I returned a paler blue bird
And this is the advice they gave me
"You must not try to be too pure
You must fly closer to the sea"

So I'm walking through the desert
And I am not frightened although it's hot
I have all that I requested
And I do not want what I haven't got

Am I Not Your Girl

Why Don't You Do Right?

You had plenty money
Nineteen fourty one
You lost it all
And then, where do you run?
Why don't you do right?
Like some other men do?
Get out of here and
get me some money too

Yo'sittin' down wondering
what it's all about
If you ain't got no money
they will put you out
Why don't you do right?
Like some other men do?
Just get out of here and
get me some money too

If you had prepared
twenty years ago
You wouldn't have wand'ring
now from do'to do'
Why don't you do right?
Like some other men do?
Get out of here and
get me some money too

Why don't you do right?
Like some other men do?
Like some other men do?
Like some other men do?

Bewitched, bothered and bewildered

After one whole quart of brandy
Like a daisy I'll awake
With no Bromo Seltzer handy
I don't even shake
Men are not a new sensation
I've done pretty well I think
But this half-pint imitation
Put me on the blink

I'm wild again
beguiled again
a simpering whimpering child again
bewitched bothered and bewildered
Am I
couldn't sleep, and wouldn't sleep
when love came and told me
I shouldn't sleep
Bewiched bothered and bewildered
Am I

lost my heart, but what of it?
he is cold, I agree
he can laugh, but I love it
Because the laugh's on me
I'll sing to him, each spring to him
And long for the day
when I'll cling to him,
Bewitched bothered and bewildered
Am I.

He's a fool and don't I know it
But a fool can have his charms
I'm in love and don't I show it
like a babe in arms
I've sinned a lot
I'm mean a lot
But I'm like sweet seventeen a lot
bewitched bothered and bewildered
Am I
I'll sing to him
Each spring to him
And worship the trousers
that cling to him
Bewitched bothered and bewildered
Am I

When he talks
He is seeking
words to get
On his chest
Horizontally speaking
he's at his very best
vexed again
oh yes, perplexed again
thank God, I can be oversexed again
bewitched bothered and bewildered
Am I

Secret Love

Once I had a secret love
That lived within
the heart of me
All too soon
my secret love
Became impatient
to be free
So I told a friendly star
The way that dreamers
often do
Just how wonderful
you are
And why I'm so
in love with you

Now I shout it
from the highest hill
Even told
the golden daffodils
At last my heart's
an open door
And my secret love's
no secret anymore

Now I shout it
from the highest hill
I Even told
the golden daffodils
And lost my heart's
an open door
And my secret love's
no secret
My secret love's
no secret
My secret love's
no secret anymore

Black Coffee

I'm feelin'mighty lonesome,
haven't slept a wink
I walk the floor and watch
the door and in between
I drink black coffee
Love's hand me down brew
I'll never know a Sunday
In this weekday room
I'm talkin' to the shadows
One o'clock till four
And Lord, how slow
the moments go
When all I do is pour
black coffee
Since the blues caught my eye
I'm hangin'out on Monday
my Sunday dreams to dry
Now a man is born to go a lovin'
A woman's born to weep and fret
To stay at home and
tend her over
And drown het past regrets
in coffee and cigarettes!
I'm moanin' all the mornin'
And mournin' all the night
And in between it's nicotine
And not much heart to fight
black coffee
Feelin'low as the ground
It's drivin' me crazy
This waiting for my baby
To maybe come around

Success Has Made A Failure Of Our Home

We used to go out
walking hand in hand
You told me all the big
things you had planned
It wasn't long
till all your dreams came true
Success put me in second
place with you

You have no time
to love me anymore
Since fame and fortune
knocked up on our door
And i spend all
my evenings all alone
Success has made a failure of our home

If we could share
an evening now and then
I'm sure we'd find true
happiness again
You never hold me
like you used to do
Oh, it's funny what success
has done to you

You have no time to
love me anymore
Since fame and fortune
knocked up on our door
And i spend all my
evenings all alone
Success has made a failure of our home
Success has made a failure of our home

I never changed
I'm still the same
I never changed
Stop what you're saying
You're killing me
And am i not your girl?
Am i not your girl?
...
Am i not?

Don't Cry For Me Argentina

It won't be easy
you'll think it strange
When I try to explain how I feel
That I still need your love
After all that I've done
You won't believe me
All you will see is a girl
you once knew
Although she's dressed up
to the nines
At sixes and sevens with you

I had to let it happen
I had to change
Couldn't stay all my life
Down at heel
Looking out of the window
Staying out of the sun
So I chose freedom
Running around trying
everything new
But nothing impressed me at all
I never expected it too

Don't cry for me Argentina
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days
My mad existence
I kept my promise
Don't keep your distance

And as for fortune
And as for fame
I never invited them in
Though it seemed to the world
They were all I desired
They are illusions
They are not the solutions
they promised to be
The answer was here all the time
I love you and hope you love me

Have I said too much?
There's nothing more
I can think of to say to you
But all you have to do is
look at me
To know that every word is true

I kept my promise
Don't keep your distance

I want to be loved by you

I wanna be loved by you,
just you and nobody else but you
I wanna be loved by you
alone poo poo pi doo
I wanna be kissed by you
just you, nobody else but you
I wanna be loved by you
alone

I couldn't aspire
To anything higher
Then to fill a desire
to make you my own

I wanna be loved by you,
just you and nobody else but you
I wanna be loved by you
alone

I couldn't aspire
To anything higher
Then to fill a desire
to make you my own
tada tada ta tada

I wanna be loved by you
just you, nobody else but you
I wanna be loved by you
I wanna be loved by you
I wanna be loved by you
Alone

Gloomy Sunday

Sunday is gloomy,
My hours are slumberless,
Dearest the shadows
I live with are numberless
Little white flowers will
never awaken you
Not where the black coach
of sorrow has taken you
Angels have no thought of
ever returning you
Would they be angry
if I thought of joining you
Gloomy Sunday.

Sunday is gloomy
with shadows I spend it all
My heart and I have
decided to end it all
Soon there'll be flowers
and prayers that are sad,
I know, let them not weep,
let then know
that I'm glad to go

Death is no dream,
for in death I'm caressing you
With the last breath of my
soul I'll be blessing you

Gloomy Sunday
Dreaming
I was only dreaming
I wake and I find you
asleep in the deep of
my heart dear

Darling I hope that my dream
never haunted you
My heart is telling you
how much I wanted you
Gloomy Sunday.

Love Letters

Love letters straight
from you heart
Keep us so near
while apart

I'm not alone in the night
When I can have all the love
that you write
I memorize every line
And I kiss the name
that you sign
And darling then
I read again
right from the start
Love letters straight
from your heart

I memorize every line
And I kiss the name
that you sign
And darling then
i read again
right from the start
Love letters straight
from your heart

How Insensitive

How insensitive
I must have seemed
when he told me
that he loved me.
How unmoved and cold
I must have seemed
when he said it
so sincerely.

Why, he must have asked
did I just turn and
stare in icy silence?
What was I to do?
What can you do?
when a love affair is over?

Now he's gone away
and I'm alone with
the memory of
his last look.
Vague and drawn
and sad, I see it still
All the heartbreak
of his last look.

Why, he must have asked
would I just turn
and stare in icy silence?
What was I to say?
What can you say?
when a love affair is over?

Why, he must have asked
did I just turn
and stare in icy silence?
What was I to say?
What can you say?
when a love affair is over?
over
over

My Heart Belongs To Daddy

While tearing off
a game of golf
I may make a play for the caddy
But if I do
I don't follow through
Cause my heart
belongs to Daddy

If I invite a boy some night
To dine on my fine
finnan haddie
I just adore his
asking for more
But my heart belongs to Daddy

Yes my heart belongs to Daddy
So I simply couldn't be bad
Yes my heart belongs to Daddy
Lalala, lalala, lalala

So I want to warn you, laddie
Tho' I know you perfectly swell
That my heart belongs to Daddy
Cause my daddy, he treats me so well

While tearing off
a game of golf
I may make a play for the caddy
But if I do
I don't follow through
Cause my heart belongs to Daddy

And if I invite a boy some night
To dine on my fine
finnan heddie
I just adore
his asking for more
But my heart belongs to Daddy

Yes my heart belongs to Daddy
So I simply couldn't be bad
Yes my heart belongs to Daddy
Lalala, aauuhhhoo

So I want to warn you, laddie
Tho' I know you perfectly swell
That my heart belongs to Daddy
And my Daddy, he treats me so well
He treats me so well

Almost in your arms

You're near, that moment's here
I'm almost in your arms
Tonight, the mood is right
I'm almost in your arms

One sigh, one word and I
Will rush to your embrase
Say that certain word,
sigh that certain sigh
And with all my heart,
to your arms I'll fly

It's strange,
how we are changed
by the things that seem so small
One look can write a book
One touch can say it all

We know those nights of love
And now we found our way
I'm almost in your arms
to stay

You're near, that moment's here
I'm almost in your arms
Tonight, the mood is right
I'm almost in your arms

One sigh, one word and I
Will rush to your embrase
Say that certain word,
sigh that certain sigh
And with all my heart,
to your arms I'll fly

It's strange,
how we are changed
by the things that seem so small
One look can write a book
One touch can say it all

We know those nights of love
And now we found our way
I'm almost in your arms
almost in your arms
almost in your arms
to stay

Fly me to the moon

Fly me to the moon
And let me play
among the stars
Let me see what
spring is like
on Jupiter and Mars
In other words,
hold my hands
In other words,
darling kiss me

Fill my heart with song
And let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore
In other words please be true
In other words

Fill my heart with song
And let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore
In other words please be true
In other words, I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
love you

Scarlett ribbons

I peeked in to say goodnight
And I heard my child in prayer
"And for me some scarlet ribbons
Scarlet ribbons for my hair"

All the stores were closed and shuttered
All the streets were dark and bare
In our town, no scarlet ribbons
Scarlet ribbons for her hair

Thru the night my heart was aching
Just before the dawn was breaking
I peeped in and on her pillow
On her pillow lying there
Lovely ribbons, scarlet ribbons
Scarlet ribbons for her hair

If I live to be a hundred
I will never know from where
Came those ribbons, scarlet ribbons
Scarlet ribbons for her hair

Speech at the end of the album :

I am not a liar, and I'm not full of hatred
But I hate lies and so the liars hate me
The same who can't stand the sight of a starving baby?
can you really say you're not in pain like me?
Are any of us not living painfully?
Pain is what their lies have kept us in
But the war has started now, and truth will win
Many of us are gonna lose our lives and that's okay
because to live we have to die
The enemies of God will say it's chaos
just remember what Jesus did in the temple
and be patient
exactly why do you think he was assassinated?
who was it that did the dirty deed?
Who didn't like the answers they'd received?
Look at the one wearing the collar!
Then or now, there's only ever been one liar
and it's the Holy Roman Empire
and this is exactly what they did
they told us lies to take us away from God
so yeah, I am angry
but I'm not full of hate
I am full of love
God said "I bring not peace, I bring a sword"

Universal Mother

Germaine

I do think that women could make politics irrelevant.
By as a kind of spontaneous cooperative action,
the like of which we have never seen.
Which is so far from people's ideas of state structure
and vital social structure that seems to them like total anarchy.
And what it really is is very subtle forms of interrellation
which do not follow sort of hierachical pattern which is
fundamentally patriarchal.
The opposite to patriarchy is not matriarchy but fraternity.
And I think it's women who are going to have to
break this spiral of power
and find the trick of cooperation.

Fire On Babylon

She took my father from my life oh
Took my sister and brothers oh
I watched her torturing my child
Feeble I was then but now I'm grown

Fire on Babylon
Oh yes a change has come
Fire on Babylon
Fire
Fire
Fire

She's taken everything I liked
She's taken every lover oh
And all along she gave me lies
Just to make me think I loved her

Fire on Babylon
Oh yes a change has come
Look what she did to her son
Fire
Fire
Fire on

Life's backwards
Life's backwards
People turn around
The house is burned
The house is burned
The children are gone

Fire
Fire

Fire on Babylon
Oh yes a change has come
Fire on Babylon
Fire
Fire, oh
Fire, oh

Fire on Babylon
Oh yes a change has come
Look what she did to her son
Look what she did to her son
Fire, haha
Fire, haha

Fire
Fire
Fire, aha
Fire on Babylon
Fire on Babylon

John I Love You

John I love you
I'm ever so fond of you
Will you wait for me
'Til I am heavenly
Oh there's much work to do
But I love you

Oh you're tender
Your name's a whisper

I let tears fall like rain
Apple-sized they were
All over her
And through all of those times
When you could have died
This is what you find

There's life outside your mother's garden
There's life beyond your wildest dreams
There hasn't been any explosion
We're not spinning like Dorothy
If you look now then you'll see why
Don't be afraid to cry
This time don't let yourself fly
Child
Pick up those dancing shoes
Kick off those wedding blues
These are the ways
You can choose

Child you're tender
Your name's a whisper

There's life outside your mother's garden
There's life beyond your wildest dreams
There hasn't been any explosion
We're not spinning like Dorothy
And if you look now then you'll see why
Don't be afraid to cry
This time don't let yourself fly
Child
Pick up those dancing shoes
Kick off those wedding blues
These are the ways
You can choose

Child I love you
I'm ever so fond of you

My Darling Child

My darling child
My darling baby
My darling child
You gave life to me
My darling child
My darling baby
My darling child
You came and saved me
My darling child
My darling baby
My darling child
God gave you to me
Me little ninja
My little dancer
Me little streetfighter
Me little chancer
Me lovely boy
Me lovely babby
My pride and joy
Me little puppy
Me little wolf
Me little lamby
My favourite boy
My angel babby

Me little ninja
Me little dancer
Me little streetfighter
Me little chancer
Me love me boy
Me love me babby
My pride and joy
Me little puppy

Am I A Human?

Am I a human
It's very good
Maybe I am
It's very nice
The feelings in me
And the fire
Keeps me warm

Red Football

I'm not no red football
To be kicked around the garden
No no
I'm a red christmas-tree ball
And I'm fragile
I'm not no animal
Though I am to you
I'm not no crocodile
Like the one in Dublin Zoo
Who lived in a cage
the length and breadth of his body
With a window which people would look through
And throw coins on his back to taunt him
'though he couldn't move
Even if he wanted to

I'm not no animal in the zoo
I'm not no whipping boy for you
You may not treat me like you do
I'm not no animal in the zoo
My skin is not a football for you
My head is not a football for you
My body's not a football for you
My womb is not a football for you
My heart is not a football for you
I'm not no animal in the zoo
This animal will jump up and eat you
I'm not no animal in the zoo
And I've every intention
Of leaping up and getting you

All Apologies

What else should I be
All apologies
What else should I say
Everyone is gay

What else could I write
I don't have the right
What else should I be
All apologies

In the sun
In the sun I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
I'm married
Buried
Buried

I wish I was like you
Easily amused
Find my nest of salt
Everything's my fault
I'll take all the blame
Aqua sea-foam shame
Sunburn with freezer-burn
Choking on the ashes of her enemy

In the sun
In the sun I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
I'm married
Buried
Buried

All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are

A Perfect Indian

A Perfect Indian is he
Remembering him life is sweet
Like a weeping willow
His face on my pillow
Comes to me still in my dreams

And there I saw a young baby
A beautiful daughter was she
A face from a painting
Red cheeks and teeth aching
Her eyes like a wild Irish sea

On a table in her yellow dress
For a photograph feigned happiness
Why in my life is that the only time
That any of you will smile at me

I'm sailing on this terrible ocean
I've come for my self to retrieve
Too long have I been feeling like Lir's children
And there's only one way to be free

He's shy and he speaks quietly
He's gentle and he seems to me
Like the elf-arrow
His face worn and harrowed
Is he a daydreamer like me

I'm sailing on this terrible ocean
I've come for my self to retrieve
Too long have I been feeling like Lir's children
And there's only one way to be free

Scorn Not His Simplicity

See the child
With the golden hair
Yet eyes that show the emptiness inside
Do we know
Can we understand just how he feels
Or have we really tried

See him now
As he stands alone
And watches children play a children's game
Simple child
He looks almost like the others
Yet they know he's not the same

Scorn not his simplicity
But rather try to love him all the more
Scorn not his simplicity
Oh no
Oh no

See him stare
Not recognizing the kind face
That only yesterday he loved
The loving face
Of a mother who can't understand
what she's been guilty of

How she cried, tears of happiness
the day the doctor told her it's a boy
Now she cries tears of helplessness
and thinks of all the things he can't enjoy

Scorn not his simplicity
But rather try to love him all the more
Scorn not his simplicity
Oh no
Oh no

Only he knows how to face the future hopefully
Surrounded by despair
He won't ask for your pity or your sympathy
But surely you should care

Scorn not his simplicity
But rather try to love him all the more
Scorn not his simplicity
Oh no
Oh no
Oh no

All Babies

All babies are born saying God's name
Over and over,
All born singing God's name
All babies are flown from the Universe
From there they're lifted by the hands of angels
God gives them the stars to use as ladders
She hears their calls
She is mother and father
All babies are born out of great pain
Over and over
All born into great pain
All babies are crying
For no-one remembers God's name

All babies are born saying God's name
Over and over,
All born singing God's name
All babies are flown from the Universe
From there they're lifted by the hands of angels
God gives them the stars to use as ladders
She hears their calls
She is mother and father
All babies are born out of great pain
Over and over
All born into great pain
All babies are crying
For no-one remembers God's name

There's only love
There's only love
There's only love in this world

There's only love
There's only love
There's only love in this world

In this heart

In this heart lies for you
A lark born only for you
Who sings only to you
My love
My love
My love

I am waiting for you
For only to adore you
My heart is for you
My love
My love
My love

This is my grief for you
For only the loss of you
The hurting of you
My love
My love
My love

There are rays on the weather
Soon these tears will have cried
All loneliness have died
My love
My love
My love

I will have you with me
In my arms only
For you are only
My love
My love
My love

Tiny Grief Song

I'd a terrible broken heart
I'd a terrible broken heart
I'd a terrible broken heart
I'd a terrible broken heart

You were born on the day my mother was buried.
My grief, my grief, my grief, my grief, my grief.
You were born on the day my mother was buried.
My grief, my grief, my grief, my grief, my grief.

Famine

OK, I want to talk about Ireland
Specifically I want to talk about the "famine"
About the fact that there never really was one
There was no "famine"
See Irish people were only allowed to eat potatoes
All of the other food
Meat fish vegetables
Were shipped out of the country under armed guard
To England while the Irish people starved
And then on the middle of all this
They gave us money not to teach our children Irish
And so we lost our history
And this is what I think is still hurting me

See we're like a child that's been battered
Has to drive itself out of it's head because it's frightened
Still feels all the painful feelings
But they lose contact with the memory

And this leads to massive self-destruction
alcoholism, drug adiction
All desperate attempts at running
And in it's worst form
Becomes actual killing

And if there ever is gonna be healing
There has to be remembering
And then grieving
So that there then can be forgiving
There has to be knowledge and understanding

All the lonely people
where do they all come from

An American army regulation
Says you mustn't kill more than 10% of a nation
'Cos to do so causes permanent "psychological damage"
It's not permanent but they didn't know that
Anyway during the supposed "famine"
We lost a lot more than 10% of our nation
Through deaths on land or on ships of emigration
But what finally broke us was not starvation
but it's use in the controlling of our education
School go on about "Black 47"
On and on about "The terrible famine"
But what they don't say is in truth
There really never was one

(Excuse me)
All the lonely people
(I'm sorry, excuse me)
Where do they all come from
(that I can tell you in one word)
All the lonely people
where do they all belong

So let's take a look shall we
The highest statistics of child abuse in the EEC
And we say we're a Christian country
But we've lost contact with our history
See we used to worship God as a mother
We're sufferin from post traumatic stress disorder
Look at all our old men in the pubs
Look at all our young people on drugs
We used to worship God as a mother
Now look at what we're doing to each other
We've even made killers of ourselves
The most child-like trusting people in the Universe
And this is what's wrong with us
Our history books the pareny figures lied to us

I see the Irish
As a race like a child
That got itself basned in the face

And if there ever is gonna be healing
There has to be remembering
And then grieving
So that there then can be forgiving
There has to be knowledge and understanding

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from
All the lonely people
Where do they all come from

We stand on the brink of a great achievement
In this Ireland there is no solution
to be found to our disagreements
by shooting eachother

There is no real invader here
We are all irish in all our
different kinds of ways
We must not, now or ever in the future,
show anything to each other
exept tollerance, forbearance
and neighbourly love

because of our tradition everyone here
knows how he is and what God expects him to do.

Thank You For Hearing Me

Thank you for hearing me
Thank you for hearing me
Thank you for hearing me
Thank you for hearing me

Thank you for loving me
Thank you for loving me
Thank you for loving me
Thank you for loving me

Thank you for seeing me
Thank you for seeing me
Thank you for seeing me
Thank you for seeing me

And for not leaving me
And for not leaving me
And for not leaving me
And for not leaving me

Thank you for staying with me
Thank you for staying with me
Thank you for staying with me
Thank you for staying with me

Thanks for not hurting me
Thanks for not hurting me
Thanks for not hurting me
Thanks for not hurting me

You are gentle with me
You are gentle with me
You are gentle with me
You are gentle with me

Thanks for silence with me
Thanks for silence with me
Thanks for silence with me
Thanks for silence with me

Thank you for holding me
And saying "I could be"
Thank you for saying "Baby"
Thank you for holding me

Thank you for helping me
Thank you for helping me
Thank you for helping me
Thank you, thank you for helping me

Thank you for breaking my heart
Thank you for tearing me apart
Now I've a strong, strong heart
Thank you for breaking my heart

Faith and Courage

The healing room

I have a universe inside me
Where I can go, an spirit guides me
There I can ask oh any question
I get the answers if I listen

I have a healing room inside me
The loving healers there they feed me
They make me happy with their laughter
They kiss and tell me I'm their daughter
I'm their daughter

(Me love you lots of lots of lots)

You have a little voice inside you
It doesn't matter who you think you may be
You're not free if you don't know me

See I'm not the lie that lives outside you
And it doesn't matter what you think you believe
You're not free if you don't know me
If you don't know me

See I am the universe inside you
You come to me and I will guide you
And make you happy with my laughter
I joy in seeing you're my daughter
You're my daughter
So believe you're not free if you don't know me
if you don't know me
if you don't know me
if you don't know me
if you don't know me
if you don't know me
if you don't know

No man's woman

I don't wanna be no man's woman
It don't make me happy this mantrolling
thing that you got for me so I become
no man's woman

I don't wanna be no man's woman
I've other work I want to get done
I haven't travelled this far to become
no man's woman
no man's woman

Cuz I'm tired of it
and I'm so scared of it
that I'll never trust again
cuz a man can fake you
take your soul and make you
miserable in so much pain

My friends think I'm alone but I've got secrets
I don't tell everything about the love I get
I got a lovin' man but he's a spirit

He never does me harm never treats me bad
He'd never takes away all the love he has
and I'm forgiven oh a million times

I'm never tired of it
and I'm not scared of it
cuz it doesn't cause me pain
Like a man can fake you
take your soul and make you
never be yourself again

I never wanna be no man's woman
I only wanna be my own woman
I haven't travelled this far to become
no man's woman
no man's woman
no man's woman

Jealous

You're jealous
You just can't stand to see me get along without you
Like I do, you told me to

Now you're jealous
You don't know how hard it was to be alone without you
And wanting you, like I do

I would've stayed if you'd wanted
would have been willing
But you said I treat you so badly
I can't be forgiven
You know I would have done anything
To make it through with you
But I don't deserve to be lonely
Just cuz you say I do

You're jealous
You don't know how hard it is to be a woman in love with you
When you're so cruel, and so jealous
You don't think about anybody's feelings but your own.
Are you coming home?

I would've stayed if you'd wanted
Would have been willing
But you said I treat you so badly
I can't be forgiven
You know I would have done anything to make it through with you
But I don't deserve to be lonely just cuz you say I do

So if you're gonna go you've got a go and if you're staying stay
Cuz I can't take the pain you keep leaving when you go away
If you're gonna go you've got a go and if you're staying stay
Cuz I can't take the pain you keep leaving when you go away

I don't deserve to be so lonely
I don't deserve to cry
I don't deserve to be so lonely

Dancing lessons

I wanna go walking with you
If you'd agree
I wanna do some talking with you
Where no one can see
I wanna go dancing darling
If you'd agree
I think I'll feel a safe step darling
If you were with me

And when you wrap your arms around me
When you take me close and say
That you're so happy and so glad you've found me
You take my rainy days and make 'em go away

Long time I've been thinking of you
Do you think of me too?
Long time I've been dreaming of you
make this dream come true
Long time I've been wondering 'bout this
Can this really exist?
I think I feel a peaceful feeling
In the warmth in your kiss

And when you wrap your arms around me
And when you take me close and say
That you're so happy and so glad you've found me
You take my rainy days and make them go away

And on this journey may the good Lord guide us
And may the goddess dance beside us
When you wrap your arms around me
When you take me close and say
That you're so happy and so glad you've found me
You take my rainy days and make 'em go away

When you wrap your arms around me
When you take me close and say
That you're so happy and so glad you've found me
You take my rainy days and make them go away

Daddy i'm fine

I was born in Dublin town
Where there was not too much going down
For girls whose only hope
Was not to find a man who could piss in a pot
So early I heard my first guitar
And I knew I wanted to be a big star
And I told my poor worried father
Said I ain't gonna go to school no more
Cuz see I wanna look cool and I wanna look good
My hair slicked back and my black leather boots
Wanna stand up tall with my boobs upright
And feel real hot when my makeup's nice
I get sexy underneath the lights
Like I wanna fuck every man in sight
Baby come home with me tonight
Make you feel good make you feel all right

I'm going away to London
I got myself a big fat plan
I'm gonna be a singer in a rock 'n' roll band
I'm gonna change everything I can

Sorry to be disappointing
Wasn't born for no marrying
Wanna make my own living singing
Strong independent pagan woman singing

And I feel real cool and I feel real good
Got my hair shaved off and my black thigh boots
I stand up tall with my pride upright
And feel real hot when my makeup's nice
I get sexy underneath them lights
Like I wanna fuck every man in sight
Baby come home with me tonight
Make you feel good make you feel all right

I'm glad I came here to London
I've had myself some big fat fun
And I have even made some mon'
I've got the most angelic son
My baby daughter is golden
And I do what I like for fun
And I am happy in my prime

Daddy I'm fine, Daddy I'm fine, Daddy I'm fine,
Daddy I'm fine, And daddy I...love...you

'Til I whisper U something

Sure hate to see u looking so sad
Delicate man it needn't be that bad
U sit with me and I will listen
You'll feel much better when u open

U said all u wanted was a good time
Like a big hill u have to climb
And u got to be willing

U stand tall and u be strong
U have ruthless compassion
For yourself and for everyone
Yeah it's hard but it can be done

I know you've every right to feel grief
You've not had anything that u need
But u put your head on my shoulder
'Til I whisper u something
'Til I whisper u something

It don't take much to have a good time
A lot of lovemaking and a little wind
And u got to be willing

U stand tall and u stand strong
U try ruthless compassion
For yourself and for everyone
Yeah it's hard but it can be done

But U put your head on my shoulder
'Til I whisper u something
'Til I whisper u something

It's a long walk towards a good time
It's a big hill u have to climb
And u got to be willing

It don't take much to have a good time
A lot of lovemaking and a little wind
And u got to be willing

If you've never seen a good time
If you've never seen a good time
If you've never seen a good time
How would u recognise one
How would u recognise one, how would u
How would u even find one
How would u, if you've never seen a good time
If you've never seen a good time
If you've never seen a good time
How would you recognise one

Hold back the night

I want to walk
Into the light
Day has turned cold
Hold back the night
What will become
Of you and I
We had a dream
Don't let it die
Just hold back the night

Do you wanna be, wanna be
My dying day
My darkest hour
My overdose
Cuz that's what you'll be
Just hold back the night

There was a time
I know you'll agree
We saw it all
A glorious sight
Everyone's burned
Everything's gone
What we were then
Now we are not
So hold back the night

Do you wanna be, wanna be
My dying day
My darkest hour
My overdose
Cuz that's what you'll be
Just hold back the night

Cuz that's what you'll be
Just hold back the night

What doesn't belong to me

The woman named Iris gave birth to the goddess
In her son who can't say her name
Because of all the pain
I miss you but I'm glad you're gone
I want you but I'm not alone
I'm haunted by you
But I'll get you gone if it takes me all my life long
You take back the pain you gave me
You take back what doesn't belong to me
Take back the shame you gave me
Take back what doesn't belong to me

I'm Irish, I'm English, I'm Moslem, I'm Jewish,
I'm a girl, I'm a boy
And the goddess meant for me only joy
And real love requires you, give up those loves
Whom you think you love best
Love puts you through the test
And only loyal love will bring me happiness

And take back the rage you gave me
Take back the hatred you gave me for me
Take back the anger that nearly killed me
Take back what doesn't belong to me

And real love requires you
Give up those loves
That you think you love best
Love put you through the test
And only loyal love will bring you happiness

And take back the pain you gave me
You take back what doesn't belong to me
Take back the blame you gave me
Take back what doesn't belong to me
Take back what doesn't belong to me
Take back what doesn't belong to me
Take back what doesn't belong to me

The state I'm in

I'm circling around the sun
Hoping for a chance to see
You above everyone
To rescue me from this heat
I'm waiting for night to fall
And it's been days
Are you sorry yet
You took our one and final breath
When the flag was halfway down
Just look at me now...

Oooooh- It's like a breeze blowing deep beneath my skin
Oooooh- Won't you help me out of the state I'm in
Oooooh- I can't stand myself since you've been gone
There's nothing there to lean upon

Walk into a photograph
That waiter took so well
Oooh if I could only laugh
Like that girl at some hotel
I call out to anyone
But not too loud
I'm not ready yet
To share the phone or TV set
It's a long long way to come
Out of this one ...

Oooooh - It's like a breeze blowing deep beneath my skin
Oooooh - Won't you help me out of the state I'm in
Oooooh - I can't stand myself since you've been gone
There's nothing there to lean upon

And now it seems so fatal
The last stone we left uncradled
And I ask you are you sorry yet
Are you sorry yet
Cuz I may never come
Out of this one ...

Oooooh - It's like a breeze blowing deep beneath my skin
Oooooh - Won't you help me out of the state I'm in
Oooooh - I can't stand myself since you've been gone
There's nothing there to lean upon

Oooooh - It's blowing deep, blowing deep
Oooooh - help me out, help me out of that state I'm in
Oooooh - It's blowing deep beneath my skin

This is the state I'm in
This is the state I'm in

The lamb's book of life

Out of Ireland I have come
Great hatred and little room
Maimed us at the start
And now home just breaks my heart
To America I have come
I hope to bring your preachermen
Home to show my people how they can
Get their names back in the book of life of the lamb

I know that I have done many things
To give you reason not to listen to me
Esspecially as I have been so angry
But if you'd knew me maybe you would understand me
Words can't express how sorry I am
If I ever caused pain to anybody
I just hope that you can show compassion
And love me enough to just please listen

Out of Ireland I did run
Great hatred and little room
Aimed to break my heart
Or wreck me up and tear me all apart
To America I have come
I need to find a good preacherman
Who can show me how I can
Get my name back in the book of life of the lamb

I bring these blessings with me
A strong heart full of hope and a feeling
That everything in this world would be okay
If people just believed enough in God to pray
But the world thinks that sounds crazy
And that's the thing that makes me sing so sadly
To think that we would leave God so lonely
To think that we would mess up our own destiny

Out of history we have come
With great hatred and little room
It aimes to break our hearts
Or wrecks us up and tear us all apart
But if we listen to the preacherman
He can show us how it can be done
To live in peace and live as one
Get our names back in the book of life of the lamb

Out of hopelessness we can come
If people just believe it can be done
'cause every prayer ever prayed is heard
take power in the power of the word

Out of history we have come
With great hatred and little room
It aimes to break our hearts
Or wrecks us up and tear us all apart
But if we listen to the Rasta man
He can show us how it can be done
To live in peace and live as one
Get our names back in the book of life of the lamb

Out of history we have come
With great hatred and little room
It aimes to break our hearts
Or smash us up and tear us all apart
But if we listen to the Rasta woman
She can show us how it can be done
To live in peace and live as one
Get our names back in the book of life of the lamb

If U ever

The memories you bring
Make my eyes both sting
I can't help the pain that's tearing
At my throat and my chest
Where everything is kept
When I start remembering
How the clothes that you wore
Made my heart so sore
I just couldn't think anymore
Of you once you were gone
And it's been so long
I've been carrying on
And if u ever came home in the night
Darling I'll treat you right
Oh, darling I'll treat you right

You got into your car and you drove as far
As you could and even further
And no matter how I sang
I just never can
Stop needing your hand
Though I got into my own car and I drove as far
As I could so that I might forget you
I never could, does that mean I'm no good
If it doesn't it should

But if you ever came home in the night
Darling I'd treat you right
Oh darling I'd treat you right

If you ever came home in the night
Darling I'd treat you right
And darling I'd treat you right

Emma's song

The first time I saw you
I loved you
I loved you
Your face blue
Your eyes too
Your mouth too
Your mouth too

When I heart you
I wanted to
Give birth to you
Give birth to you
I made love to you
I made love to you
The great goddess
Had us blessed

The last time I saw you
I fought with you
I fought with you
I didn't mean to
I didn't mean to
Oh say you'll see me
Let me say sorry

The next time I'll see you
I'll love you
I'll be sweet to you
I'll take you to
My healing room
Oh we both know
How loneliness goes

Everytime I see you
I want you
I want you
The more I do
You hate me to
But the great goddess
Had us blessed

No Matter How Hard I try

No matter how hard I try
I can't make you recognize me
You're even seeing my face
Though I shut down the place

No matter how hard I cry
You aren't able to try
And you're like a broken door
I could cry forevermore
No matter how hard I try
I can't make like I
Don't care that our marriage died
No matter how hard I try

My friends say to me
"Darling, don't be so unhappy
You just need to know you're lovely"
But it's not that easy
When you can't love me
How can I believe I'm lovely
Or know how to begin
I can't just take it on the chin
You don't forgive anything
You forget everything
What about the joy I bring
No matter how hard you try
You can't make like I
Didn't give birth to your child

Oh, all I want to see is
You and me raise our baby
In as much peace and harmony
As we've never seen
And my man loves me so
And you can't make me make him go
When you don't want me anyway
So it's too late to say
Your jealousy, it can mean nothing to me
And one thing I've learned
I deserve to be loved, not burned
No matter how hard you try
You can't make like I'm
Not a good mother to our child
Our child

Kyrié Eléison

Kyrié Eléison
Back off, ol' Vampire,
Here comes the little Irish vampire slayer, dried-eyed

Kyrié Eléison
Back off, ol' oppressor, back of, those who've got most of the lier,
Here comes the little Irish vampire slayer, walk off old Vampire

Christé Eléison
People joy for annoyance and some old style, on vegetables,
generations, who went to us house for crazyness -King of kings-
coming to us house as I's asleep, -and the lord of lords-
Be thankfull of this I was purified....
blesses Isle of me -Jah-
Praise the allmighty Isle

Lord Have Mercy
And down goes Babylon, -King of kings-, through our weakness-bond,
He has mercy, fire, Jah

Mercy
He has mercy

Mercy
Jah, Rastafari, Motha and Fatha of the creation

Chant down Babylon
Wonderland

Lord Have Mercy
Fire away, listen up, listen up the man

Chant down Babylon
who threw up the country one step......step away ...... of sinners
Wonderland

Mercy
Who else gonna see him with the scarve

Chant down Babylon
That'll be in the lights of the law of the allmighty,

Mercy
and these law that'll meditate the ending

Chant down Babylon
Sinfull

Sean-Nós Nua

Peggy Gordon

Oh, Peggy Gordon you are my darling
Come sit you down upon my knee
Come tell to me the very reason
Why I am slighted so by thee

I'm so in love I can't deny it
My heart lies smothered in my breast
It's not for you to let the world know it
A troubled mind can know no rest

I did put my head to a cask of brandy
It was my fancy I do declare
For when I'm drinking I am thinking
And wishing Peggy Gordon was here

I wish I was away in Ingo
Far across the briny sea
Sailing o'er the deepest ocean
Where love nor care never bother me

I wish I was in some lonesome valley
Where womankind can not be found
Where the pretty small birds do change their voices
And every moment a different sound

Oh, Peggy Gordon you are my darling
Come sit you down upon my knee
Come tell to me the very reason
Why I am slighted so by thee

Her Mantle So Green

As I went out walking one morning in June,
To view the fair fields and the valleys in bloom,
I spied a pretty fair maid she appeared like a queen
With her costly fine robes and her mantle so green.

Says I, "My pretty fair maid, won't you come with me
We'll both join in wedlock, and married we'll be,
I'll dress you in fine linen, you'll appear like a queen,
With your costly fine robes and your mantle so green."

Says she now, "You Young man, you must be excused,
For I'll wed with no man, you must be refused;
To the green woods I will wander to shun all men's view, .
For the lad that I love fell in famed Waterloo."

"O, then, if you won't marry, tell me your love's name,
For I being in battle, I might know the same."
"Draw near to my garment and there will be seen,
His name is embroidered on my mantle so green."

In raising her mantle there I did behold
His name and his surname in letters of gold;
Young William O'Reilly appeared in my view
He was my chief comrade back in famed Waterloo.

But when he was dying I heard his last cry
'If you were here, Lovely Nancy, contented I'd die;'
Now Peace is proclaimed, and the truth I declare
Here is your love token, the gold ring I wear."

O, Nancy, dear Nancy, 'tis I won your heart
In your father's garden that day we did part.
Now the wars are all over, no trouble is seen
And I'll wed with my true love in her mantle so green."

Lord Franklin

We were homeward bound one night on the deep
Swinging in my hammock I fell asleep
I dreamed a dream and I thought it true
Concerning Franklin and his gallant crew

With 100 seamen he sailed away
To the frozen ocean in the month of May
To seek a passage around the pole
Where all poor sailors do sometimes go.

Through cruel hardships they vainly strove
Their ships on mountains of ice was drove
Only the Eskimo with his skin canoe
Was the only one that ever came through

In Baffin's Bay where the whale fish blow
The fate of Franklin no man may know
The fate of Franklin no tongue can tell
And Lord Franklin among his seamen do dwell

And now my burden it gives me pain
For my Lord Franklin I'd sail the main
Ten thousand pounds I would freely give
To know Lord Franklin, and where he is.

The Singing Bird

I have seen the lark soar high at morn
Heard his song up in the blue
I have heard the blackbird pipe his note
The thrush and the linnet too
But there's none of them can sing so sweet
My singing bird as you.

If I could lure my singing bird
From his own cozy nest
If I could catch my singing bird
I would warm him on my breast
For there's none of them can sing so sweet
My singing bird as you.
My singing bird as you.
My singing bird as you.

Óró, Sé Do Bheatha 'Bhaile (You Are Welcome Home)

Se do bheatha a bhean ba leanmhar!
(Welcome Oh woman who was so afflicted)
B'e ar gcreach tu bheith i ngeibhinn
(It was our ruin that you were in bondage)
Do dhuiche bhrea i seilbh meirleach
(Our fine land in the possesion of theives)
'S tu diolta leis na Ghallaibh.
(And sold to the foreigners)

Oro, se do bheatha 'bhaile! x3
(Óró! You are welcome home!)
Anois ar theacht an tsamhraidh.
(Now that summer is coming)

Ta Grainne Mhaol ag teacht thar saile,
(Grainne Mhaol is coming over the sea)
Oglaigh armtha lei mar gharda
(Armed warriors along with her as guard)
Gaeil iad fein 's ni Gaill na Spainnigh
(They are Irishmen, not English or Spanish)
'S cuirfid siad ruaig ar Ghallaibh.
(And they will rout the foreigners)

Oro, se do bheatha 'bhaile! x3
(Óró! You are welcome home!)
Anois ar theacht an tsamhraidh.
(Now that summer is coming)

A bhui le Ri na bhfeart go bhfeiceam
(May it please the God of Miracles that we may see)
Muna mbeam beo 'na dhiaidh ach seachtain
(Although we only live a week after it)
Grainne Mhaol agus mile gaiscioch
(Grainne Mhaol and a thousand warriors)
Ag fogairt fain ar Ghallaibh.
(Dispersing the foreigners)

Oro, se do bheatha 'bhaile! x3
(Óró! You are welcome home!)
Anois ar theacht an tsamhraidh.
(Now that summer is coming)

Molly Malone

In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone
As she wheeled her wheelbarrow through streets broad and narrow
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O!
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

She was a fishmonger and sure it was no wonder
For so were her father and mother before
And they both wheeled their barrows through streets broad and narrow
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O!
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

She died of a fever and no one could save her
And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone
Now her ghost wheels her barrow through streets broad and narrow
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O!
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!
A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O!
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

Paddy's Lament

Well it's by the hush, me boys, and sure that's to hold your noise
And listen to poor Paddy's sad narration
I was by hunger stressed, and in poverty distressed
So I took a thought I'd leave the Irish nation

Well I sold me ass and cow, my little pigs and sow
My little plot of land I soon did part with
And me sweetheart Bid McGee, I'm afraid I'll never see
For I left her there that morning broken-hearted

Here's you boys, now take my advice
To America I'll have ye's not be going
There is nothing here but war, where the murderin' cannons roar
And I wish I was at home in dear old Dublin

Well myself and a hundred more, to America sailed o'er
Our fortunes to be making we were thinkin'
When we got to Yankee land, they put guns into our hands
"Paddy, you must go and fight for Lincoln"

Here's you boys, now take my advice
To America I'll have ye's not be going
There is nothing here but war, where the murderin' cannons roar
And I wish I was at home in dear old Dublin

General Meagher to us he said, if you get shot or lose your head
Every murdered soul of youse will get a pension
Well in the war lost me leg, they gave me a wooden peg
And by soul it is the truth to you I mention

Here's you boys, now take my advice
To America I'll have ye's not be going
There is nothing here but war, where the murderin' cannons roar
And I wish I was at home in dear old Dublin

Well I think myself in luck, if I get fed on Indianbuck
And old Ireland is the country I delight in
To the devil, I would say, it's curse Americay
For the truth I've had enough of your hard fightin

Here's you boys, now take my advice
To America I'll have ye's not be going
There is nothing here but war, where the murderin' cannons roar
And I wish I was at home in dear old Dublin
I wish I was at home
I wish I was at home
I wish I was at home
I wish I was at home in dear old Dublin

The Moorlough Shore

Ye hills and dales and flowery vales
that lie near the Moorlough Shore.
Ye winds that blow by borden's grove.
will I ever hear you more

Where the primrose grows
and the violet blows.
Where the trout and salmon play.

With line and hook delight I took
to spend my youthful days.
Last night I went to see my love,
and to hear what she might say.

To see if she'd take pity on me,
lest I might go away.
She said, "I love that Irish lad,
and he was my only joy,
and ever since I saw his face
I've loved that soldier boy."

Perhaps your soldier lad is lost
sailing over the sea of Maine.
Or perhaps he is gone with some other lover,
you may never see him again.
Well if my Irish lad is lost,
he's the one I do adore,
and seven years I will wait for him
by the banks of the Moorlough Shore.

Farewell to Sinclaire's castle grand.
Farewell to the foggy dew.
where the linen waves like bleaching silk
and the falling stream runs still
Near there I spent my youthful days
but alas they are all gone
for cruelty has banished me
far away from the Moorlough Shore.

The Parting Glass

Oh, all the money e'er I had, I spent it in good company. And
all the harm that ever I've done, alas it was to none but me.
And all I've done for want of wit to mem'ry now I can't recall; So
fill to me the parting glass, Good night and joy be with you all.

If I had money enough to spend, and leisure time to sit awhile. There
is a fair maid in this town, that sorely has my heart beguiled. Her
rosy cheeks and ruby lips, I own, she has my heart in thrall; Then
fill to me the parting glass, Good night and joy be with you all.

Oh, all the comrades e'er I had, they're sorry for my going away. And
all the sweethearts e'er I had, they'd wished me one more day to stay.
But since it falls unto my lot, that I should rise and you should not, I
gently rise and softly call, Goodnight and joy be with you all.

Báidín Fheilimí

Baidin Fheilimi, d'imigh go Gabhla,
Baidin Fheilimi ' s Feilimi ann,
Baidin Fheilimi D ' imigh go Gabhla
Baidin Fheilimi 's, Feilimi ann.

Baidin bideach, baidin beosach, Baidin boidheach,
baidin Fheilimi,Baidin direach, baidin deontach,
Baidin Fheilimi 's Feilimi ann.

Baidin Fheilimi d ' imigh go Trocaigh,
Baidin Fheilimi 's Feilime ann.
Baidin Fheilimi d ' imigh go Trocaigh,
Baidin Fheilimi 's Feilime ann.

Baidin bideach, baidin beosach, Baidin boidheach,
baidin Fheilimi,Baidin direach, baidin deontach,
Baidin Fheilimi 's Feilimi ann.

Baidin Fheilimi briseadh i dToraigh,
Baidin Fheilimi ' s Feilimi ann.
Baidin Fheilimi briseadh i dToraigh,
Baidin Fheilimi ' s Feilimi ann.

Baidin bideach, baidin beosach, Baidin boidheach,
baidin Fheilimi,Baidin direach, baidin deontach,
Baidin Fheilimi 's Feilimi ann.

Baidin bideach, baidin beosach, Baidin boidheach,
baidin Fheilimi,Baidin direach, baidin deontach,
Baidin Fheilimi 's Feilimi ann.

My Lagan Love

Where Lagan stream sings lullaby
There blow a lily fair
The twilight gleam is in her eye
The night is no her hair
And like a love-sick lenanshee
She hath my heart in thrall
Nor life I owe, nor liberty
for love is lord of all

and often when the beetles horn
Hath lulled the eve to sleep
I steal unto here shielding lorn
And thro' the dooring peep
There on the cricket's singing stone
She makes the bog wood fire
And hums in sad sweet undertone
The song of heart's desire

Lord Baker

There was a Lord who lived in this land
He being a Lord of high degree
He left his foot down a ship's board
And swore strange countries he would go see.

He's travelled east and he's travelled west
Half the north and the south also
Until he arrived into Turkey land.
There he was taken and bound in prison
Until his life it grew weary.

And Turkey bold had one only daughter
As fair a lady, as the eye could see
She stole the key to her Daddy's harbour
And swore Lord Baker, she would set free.

Singing, 'You have houses and you have linen,
All Northumber belongs to thee
What would you give to Turkey's daughter
If out of prison she'd set you free?'

Singing, 'I have houses, I have linen,
All Northumber belongs to me
I would will them all to you my darling,
If out of prison you set me free?'

She's brought him down to her Daddy's harbour
And filled for him was the ship of fame
And every toast that she did drink round him,
'I wish Lord Baker that you were mine.'

They made a vow for seven years
And seven more for to keep it strong
Saying 'If you don't wed with no other woman
I'm sure I'll wed with no other man.'

And seven years been past and over
And seven more they were rolling on
She's bundled up all her golden clothing
And swore Lord Baker she would go find.

She's travelled East and she's travelled West
Until she came to the palace of fame
'Who is that, who is that?' called the young foot soldier
'Who knocks so gently and can't get in?'

'Is this Lord Baker's palace?' replied the lady
'Or is his lordship himself within?'
'This is Lord Baker's palace' replied the porter,
'This very day took a new bride in.'

'Well ask him send me a cut of his wedding cake
A glass of his wine that been e'er so strong
And to remember the brave young lady
Who did release him in Turkey land.'

In goes, in goes, the young foot soldier
Kneels down gently on his right knee
'Rise up, rise up now the brave young porter,
What news, what news have you got for me?'

Singing, 'I have news of a grand arrival,
As fair a lady as the eye could see
She is at the gate
Waiting for your charity.'

'She wears a gold ring on every finger,
And on the middle one where she wears three,
She has more gold hanging around her middle
Than'd buy Northumber and family.'

'She asked you send her a cut of your wedding cake
A glass of your wine, it been e'er so strong,
And to remember the brave young lady
Who did release you in Turkey land.'

Down comes, down comes the new bride's mother
'What will I do with my daughter dear?'
'I know your daughter, she's not been covered
Nor has she shown any love for me.

Your daughter came with one pack of gold
I'll avert her home now, with thirty-three.'
He took his sword all by the handle
And cut the wedding cake, in pieces three
Singing 'here's a slice for the new bride's mother
A slice for me new love and one for me.'

And then Lord Baker, ran to his darling
Of twenty-one steps, he made but three
He put his arms around Turkey's daughter
And kissed his true love, most tenderly.

I'll Tell Me Ma

I'll tell me Ma when I go home
The boys won't leave the girls alone.
They pull my hair, they stole my comb,
but that's alright till I go home.

She is handsome, she is pretty
She is the belle of Belfast city
She is courtin' one, two, three.
Please won't you tell me, who is she?

Albert Mooney says he loves her,
All the boys are fighting for her.
They knock at the door and ring at the bell
Saying "Oh, my true love are you well?"
Out she comes as white as snow,
Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes.
Oul Jenny Murray says she'll die,
If she don't get the fellow with the roving eye.

She is handsome, she is pretty
She is the belle of Belfast city
She is courtin' one, two, three.
Please won't you tell me, who is she?

Let the wind and the rain and the hail blow high
And the snow come tumblin' from the sky
She's as nice as apple pie
And she'll get her own lad by and by.
When she gets a lad of her own,
She won't tell her Ma when she goes home
Let them all come as they will
For it's Albert Mooney she loves still.

She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High
Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty

Regina Caeli

[traditional]

Regina caeli, laetare, Alleluia
Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia
Quia quem meruisti portare, Alleluia
Because He whom you were worthy to bear, Alleluia
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, Alleluia
Has risen, just as He said, Alleluia
Ora pro nobis Deum, Alleluia
Pray to God for us, Alleluia

O filii et filiae

O filii et filiae, Brothers and sisters,
Rex caelestis, Rex gloriae The heavenly king, the king of glory,
Morte surrexit hodie. Today submitted to death.
Alleluia.

In hoc festo sanctissimo, On this holiest celebration day,
Sit laus et jubilatio: Let there be praise and jubiliation.
BENEDICAMUS DOMINO. We pray to the Lord.
Alleluia.

De quibus nos humillimas For these things, the humblest
Devotas atque debitas Devotions and deserved
DEO dicamus GRATIAS. Thanks let us give to God.
Alleluia.

My Love I Bring

My love I bring to you
My heart and soul, too
Jah say I must give it to you
I want you to know it's true

Mankind, know yourself
Think of love and nothing else
There is too much corruption
In more nation and nation
Jah said I must deliver this message
Accept it and always be blessed

People, you must come to realization
Without love, there is no real communication

My love I bring to you
My heart and soul, too
Jah say I must give it to you
I want you to know it's true

Oh, my love I bring to you
My heart and soul, too

Mankind, know yourself
Think of love and nothing else
My love I bring to you
My heart and soul, too
My love I bring to you
My love I bring to you
My heart and soul, too
My heart and soul, too

Do Right Woman

Take me to heart and I’ll always love you
And nobody can make me do wrong
Take me for granted leaving love unshone
Makes will power weak and temptation strong

A woman’s only human
This you should understand
She’s not just a plaything
She needs love
Just like her man

So if you want a do right all day woman
You’ve got to be a do right all night man

A woman’s only human
This you should understand
She’s not just a plaything
She’ needs love
Just like her man

So if you want a do right all day woman
You’ve got to be a do right all night man
You’ve got to be a do right all night man
You’ve got to be a do right all night man
You’ve got to be a do right all night man

Love Hurts

Love hurts, love scars
Love wounds and mars
Any heart not tough
Or strong enough
To take a lot of pain
Take a lot of pain
Love is like a cloud
Holds a lot of rain
Love hurts
Love hurts

I'm young, I know
But even so
I know a thing or two
I learned from you
I really learned a lot
Really learned a lot
Love is like a stove
Burns you when it's hot
Love hurts
Oh, love hurts

Some fools think of happiness
Blissfulness, togetherness
Some fools fool themselves, I guess
But they're not fooling me

I know it isn't true
Know it isn't true
Love is just a lie
Made to make you blue
Love hurts
Oh, oh, love hurts

I know it isn't true
Know it isn't true
Love is just a lie
Made to make you blue
Love hurts
Oh, oh, oh, love hurts
Oh, oh, oh, love hurts
Oh, oh, oh, love hurts
Oh, love hurts

Ain't it a Shame

Flying saucers could land
And it wouldn't make much difference to my man
I could walk aboard and thank the Lord
And we'll leave this damn down town in seconds flat
Check my bags and never come back

Our, our love is like a fuse that's burned out
Our, our love is like a fuse that's burned out

Oh, I've been unkind, but not like you
Ain't I ashamed of being misused

Our, our love is like a fuse that's burned out
Our, our love is like a fuse that's burned out

I liked your Chevy Duster
I liked your brand-new trailer
I liked your color TV
But you looked at that color TV more than me
More than me

Our, our love is like a fuse that's burned out
Our, our love is like a fuse that's burned out
Oh, oh, our love is like a fuse that's burned out

Chiquitita

Chiquitita, tell me what's wrong
You're enchained by your own sorrow
In your eyes, there is no hope for tomorrow
How I hate to see you like this
There is no way you can deny it, I know
I can see that you're oh so sad, so quiet

Chiquitita, tell me the truth
I'm a shoulder you can cry on
Your best friend
I'm the one you must rely on
You were always sure of yourself
Now I see you've broken a feather
I hope we can patch it up together

Chiquitita, you and I know
How the heartaches come and they go
And the scars they're leavin'
You'll be dancin' once again
And the pain will end
You will have no time for grievin'

Chiquitita, you and I cry
But the sun is still in the sky
And shining above you
Let me hear you sing once more
Like you did before
Sing a new song, Chiquitita
Try once more, like you did before
Sing a new song, Chiquitita

So the walls came tumblin' down
And your love's a blown out candle
All is gone, and it seems too hard to handle
Chiquitita, tell me the truth
There is no way you can deny it
I see that you're oh so sad, so quiet

Chiquitita, you and I know
How the heartaches come and they go
And the scars they're leavin'
You'll be dancin' once again
And the pain will end
You will have no time for grievin'

Chiquitita, you and I cry
But the sun is still in the sky
And shining above you
Let me hear you sing once more
Like you did before
Sing a new song, Chiquitita

Try once more like you did before
Sing a new song, Chiquitita
Try once more like you did before
Sing a new song, Chiquitita

Brigidine Diana

Brigidine Diana, a mother of us all
I want to honor you
With this little song from Ireland's soul

For full of grace are you
The Goddess is with you
And blessed are you among all women

And the fruit of your womb
Sweet Harry and William
Will be all mothers' sons
And honor the work you've done

Your love and your compassion
Were Christ-like and were true
And British armed aggression
Is dead because of you

You've burned down Babylon
And Goddess, I, for one
Thank you for what you've done
And hope I can become
Just a bit more like you
And love the way you do
I pledge that I'll try, too
Goddess, you've always been true

It's all good

I am an angry man, yeah
I vent it when I can, yeah
On the bag, not the skag
The negativity, yeah
Pushed onto young paddy, yeah
Is a shame
Who's to blame

And when the baby cries, yeah
She has been criticized, yeah
Been put down
It's passed down

But it's all good, it's all good
All I say to you today
But it's all good, it's all good
All I say to you today

And positivity, yeah
It is the way for me, yeah
It is truth
It is youth
They try to keep us down, yeah
They hide the high king's crown, yeah
From the Gaels
Kathleen wails

And to survive their sting, yeah
You have to be the king, yeah
Grasp the wealth
Of yourself

But it's all good, it's all good
All I say to you today
It's all good, sure, it's all good
All I say to you today

Love yourself today, okay, okay
Love yourself today, okay, okay

Love is ours (demo)

Your gentle love is everything I dreamed of
Since I first heard of love
So long ago, so long ago
When there was only fear
And it still lives inside me here
Like a bad friend I don't want near

Who wears the scars
Of the war between me and the stars
The mother and father of ours
Look in my heart
My raging heart
The one that's still smashed all apart
My raging heart
It's just like yours

But if the truth be told
It's time for all those things to get old
And time to let go

All the pain and fear
And anything that don't keep happiness near
For love is ours
God knows we earned it with our hearts

Will you love my heart
The one that's still smashed all apart
My raging heart
Will you love my heart
Like I love your heart
Your tender, gentle heart
Your heart that's still so soft

Let love be ours, ours, ours
Let love be ours
My aching heart
My aching heart

A Hundred Thousand Angels

Do you hear me calling you
The voice of a mother and a father and a child
Would you recognize the truth
Can you feel the love that's falling from my eyes

Take just a minute
come and rest you by my side
Let me tell you your own story
Let me walk you through your lives
Only a second
That's all it takes to realise
There's a hundred thousand angels by your side

Do you hear me talk to you
I whisper through doorways and pathways of your mind
Clear like the morning dew
And fresh from my journey 'cross an ocean of blue

Take just a minute
Come and rest you by my side
Let me tell you your own story
Let me walk you through your lives
Only a second
That's all it takes to realise
There's a hundred thousand angels by your side
There's a hundred thousand angels by your side
There's a hundred thousand angels here tonight

You Put Your Arms Around Me (Demo)

I have a love that lives in me
He makes me see in perfect peace
He loves me strong and gently
He doesn't try to change me

No, he'd never, ever treat me bad
Nor he'd never call me names
He erases every memory of pain

You put your arms around me
Oh, since the day you found me
I've been, I've been free

I love the life you've given me
We are each other's family
And I never, ever treat you bad
And I never call you names
I will erase every memory of shame

You wrap yourself around me
Oh, since the day you found me
I've been, I've been me

You put your arms around me
Oh, since the day you found me
I've been, I've been free
You wrapped yourself around me
Oh, since the day you found me
I've been, I've been me

Dense Water, Deeper Down

Why does he open me, only to shut me out again
Guess that's just him; I wouldn't take it from another man
Guess he needs time to trust me right
So I can't let him kiss me goodnight

'Cause he has my heart in the palm of his hand
Can't get it back, oh, I've tried all I can
He's just so sweet from his head to his feet
And if he won't love me, I'm in deep

He has me singing "Scarborough Fair"
About a man who is so frightened about a love affair
He sets hard tasks so that his love can't pass
And ends up lonely til the last

Oh, he's dense water, deeper down
He makes me forget everything my mother warned
I think about him every night
And I fall asleep holding my pillow tight

He has my love in the palm of his hand
His gentle touch makes me scream out loud
His wicked kiss made me feelin' bliss
And he's the only love I miss

Oh, he's dense water, deeper down
He makes me forget everything my mother warned
I think about him every night
And I fall asleep holding my

This is a rebel song

I love you my hard englishman
Your rage is like a fist in my womb
Can't you forgive what you think I've done
And love me - I'm your woman
And I desire you my hard englishman
And there is no more natural thing
So why should I not get loving
Don't be cold englishman

How come you've never said you love me
In all the time you've known me
How come you never say you're sorry
And I do

Ah, please talk to me englishman
What good will shutting me out get done
Meanwhile crazies are killing our sons
Oh listen - englishman
I've honoured you - hard englishman
Now I am calling your heart to my own
Oh let glorious love be done
Be truthful - englishman

How come you've never said you love me
In all the time you've known me
How come you never say you're sorry
And I do
I do

1000 Mirrors

A scream a shout far in the distance
Maybe the first or second floor
Curtains colouring the windows
Never see behind closed doors
A silent siege behind politeness
Domestic harmony for show
Lost in the mirage of a marriage
Outside a world she'll never know

And as I see through the real you
I'm falling straight into
A thousand broken Mirrors
I can't hide
And outside the bright lights
Can't hide the pain inside
And I've broken a thousand mirrors
Now it's time
Now it's time
Now it's time
Now it's time

Loving her children with a passion
Protecting them at any cost
Taking the only course of action
There's no more bridges left to cross
Who are the ones that are the guilty
Who are the ones that bear the scar
We must not leave our sisters bleeding
We sing this song for Tsoora Shah
And as I see through the real you
I'm falling Straight into
A thousand broken Mirrors
I can't hide
And outside the bright lights
Can't hide the pain inside
And I've broken a thousand mirrors
Now it's time
Now it's time
Now it's time
Now it's time

Big Bunch of Junkie Lies

Big bunch of junkie lies
That's what you told it was televised
How can you say that I told you
To obey me, now, that ain't true

That's bullshit
And you know why I did what I did to you
You were killing my best friend
With cocaine and heroin

The son of your good friend
Is lying dead in your apartment
How many is that now
Oh will you be next on a hotel floor?

Big bunch of junkie lies
You tell yourself and your little vampires
You sucked the life of my true friend
Did what I did to make her live again

And I'd never apologize
You stole the life out of my friend's eyes
With bullshit and junkie lies
What will it take for you to realize
She left and she ain't coming home
She only needs you cause she hates being alone
She can't tell who is a good or bad man
Cause her daddy was a fucked-up one...

Big bunch of junkie lies
That's what he said and loooked her in her eyes
Big bunch of junkie lies
Is all he left her when he said goodbye

Now the angels have her in their arms
And herion will never steal her charms
And you can stomp baby feet and cry
She don't believe your junkie lies

Big bunch of junkie lies
That's what you told it was televised
Big bunch of junkie lies

Song of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, our happy home
When shall we come to thee
When shall our sorrows have an end
Thy joys, when shall we see

There cinnamon that's scented sweet
There ponds spring on the ground
No tongue can tell, no heart can think
Oh, what joys did there abound

Jerusalem, our happy home
When shall we come to thee
When shall our sorrows have an end
Thy joys, when shall we see

Fair Magdalene has dried her tears
She'll sing no more to we
Nor wet the ringlets of her hair
To wipe her Saviour's feet

Jerusalem, our happy home
Then shall we come to thee
Then shall our sorrows have an end
Thy joys shall we see

Throw Down Your Arms

*** Thanx a lot to Kevin who helped me for these lyrics ***

Jah nuh dead

They tried to fool a whole population
By telling us Jah Jah dead
Say them try to fool a whole population
By telling us Jah Jah dead
I & I knows that Jah nuh dead, Jah nuh dead

Jah nuh dead, Jah nuh dead
Jah nuh dead, Jah nuh dead
Oh no, Jah nuh dead

My knowledge increase
My memory reflect
Marcus Garvey did say

A rumour rumour rumour rumour rumour
Oh Marcus say
Jah no dead
Jah no dead

Jah nuh dead, Jah nuh dead
Jah nuh dead, Jah nuh dead
Oh no, Jah nuh dead

It was I-man who said
Ites, green, gold, it's the rainbow
The lion, the lion did crown the king
The lion, the lion did crown the king
Inna Addis Ababa, Africa

Jah nuh dead, Jah nuh dead
Jah nuh dead, Jah nuh dead
Jah nuh dead, Jah nuh dead
Oh no

Meet me at the bank of the beautiful river
When your journey has end
I & I will discuss about this matter

Jah nuh dead, Jah nuh dead
Jah nuh dead

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey's words come to pass
Marcus Garvey's words come to pass

Ain't got no food to eat
Ain't got no money to spend
Oh ain't got no food to eat
Oh ain't got no money to spend

Come little one
And let me do what I can do for you
And you and you alone
Come, little one, come
Oh let me do what I can do
Oh for you and you alone

Know the right thing and heed not
Shall be spanked with many stripes

Weeping and wailing and moaning
You've got yourself to blame
I tell you

Do right do right do right do right do right
Do right do right do right do right do right
Oh tell you to do right
Oh beg you to do right, oh

Where is Bagawire
He's nowhere around
He can't be found
First betrayer who gave away Marcus Garvey
Son of satan, first prophesy

Oh hold him Marcus hold him
Oh Prophesy fullfill, oh-oh
Oh hold him Marcus hold him
Oh Prophesy fullfill

Door peep

One, two three, four

Door peep shall not enter
This a holy land
Where wise and true man stand
Sipping from the cup of peace

You chant down babylon
Chant down babylon
Chant down babylon
Chant down babylon

Give thanks and praise
Give thanks and praise
Give thanks and praise
You give thanks and praise
To the Holy One of creation

You chant down babylon
Chant down babylon
Chant down babylon
Chant down babylon

Give thanks and praise
Give thanks and praise
Give thanks and praise
You give thanks and praise
To the Holy One of creation

Door peep shall not enter, this a holy land
Where wise and true man stand
Sipping from the cup of peace

You chant down babylon
Chant down babylon
Chant down babylon
Chant down babylon
Chant down babylon

He Prayed

Birds have their quiet nest
Foxes in their own hole
Man of a peaceful rest
He have nowhere to lie his head

He prayed
Yes, he prayed
He prayed
Yes, he prayed

You got to believe me that he prayed
You got to hear what I say he prayed

For I am you
For I am you
For I am you
You
For I am you

You got to believe me that he prayed
You got to hear what I say he prayed

For I am you
You
For I am you
For I am you
You
For I am you
For I am you
Yes, he prayed
He prayed
Yes, he prayed
He prayed
Yes, he prayed
You got to believe me that he prayed

Y man gan

Y mas gan ulaghize
Let him be praised continually
Khibil ahamlack, yim mas gan
Glory to god, let him be praised

He will take us by the hand
And lead us to the wonderland
If we can be good, we'll be careful
And do the best we can

Ulaghize y mas gan
Let him be praised continually

He will take us by the hand
And lead us to the wonderland
If we can be good, we'll be careful
And do the best we can

Y mas gan ulaghize
Let him be praised continually
Khibil ahamlack, yim mas gan
Glory to god, let him be praised

He will take us by the hand
And lead us to the wonderland
If we can be good, we'll be careful
And do the best we can

Ulaghize y mas gan
Let him be praised continually
Ulaghize yim mas gan
Let him be praised continually

Curly Locks

Curly Locks, now that I'm a dreadlocks
Your mama say you shouldn't play with me
But it's alright
Curly Locks, now that I'm a dreadlocks
Your mama say you shouldn't play with me

The sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, too
And all I've got inside me is lots of love for you, it's true

Curly Locks, now that I'm a dreadlocks
Your mama say you shouldn't play with me
But it's alright
Curly Locks, now that I'm a dreadlocks
Your mama say you shouldn't play with me

She's a wrong head, she's a walking-dead
I'm a living woman who's got a lots of plans it's true

Curly Locks, now that I'm a dreadlocks
Your mama say you shouldn't play with me
But it's alright
Curly Locks, now that I'm a dreadlocks
Your mama say you shouldn't play with me

Thank you, thank you for the letter
You made me feel better
Tee tah toe
That's the way it's gonna go, now

Curly Locks, two roads before you
Which one will be your choice
I really like to know, yeah
Curly Locks, your father is a poacher
And he don't want you dealing with me

Thank you, thank you for the letter
You made me feel better
Tee tah toe
That's the way it's gonna go, now

Curly Locks, two roads before you
Which one will be your choice
I really like to know, yeah
Curly Locks, your father is a poacher
And he don't want you dealing with me

Vampire

Obadiah, Obadiah
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire
Obadiah, Obadiah
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire
We have the chalice to light up Jah fire
When I and I catch them vampire
I and I are gon' set them on fire

I man trot up down the unity lane
See a dreadlocks running down the Rastaman
Swear that if him catch him, he will kill him dead
The dreadlocks couldn't catch the Rastaman

Obadiah, Obadiah
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire
Obadiah, Obadiah
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire
We have the chalice to light up Jah fire
When I and I catch them vampire
I and I are gon' set them on fire

A true Rastaman no go shop a bin shop
A true Rastaman does not gamble
A true Rastaman does not play card pack
A true Rastaman always humble

Obadiah, Obadiah
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire
Obadiah, Obadiah
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire
We have the chalice to light up Jah fire
When I and I catch them vampire
I and I are gon' set them on fire

A true Rastaman no fire no long gun
A true Rastaman no throw homemade bomb
A true Rastaman, him no drink fe drunk
A true Rastaman does not gamble

Obadiah, Obadiah
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire
Obadiah, Obadiah
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire
We have the chalice to light up Jah fire
When I and I catch them vampire
I and I are gon' set them on fire

Babylon a mash up the scene
And they blame it on Rastaman
Babylon a mash up the scene
And they blame it on Rastaman
Babylon a mash up the scene
And blaming the Rastaman

Obadiah, Obadiah
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire

Prophet has arise

Jah Prophet has arise (Prophet has arise)
He's got a dred look in his eye (dred look in his eye)
Dred look in his eye (for them to realize)
Jah Prophet has arise! (Prophet has arise)
He's got a dred look in his eye (for them to centralize)
Dred look in his eye (for them to organize)
One has arise to judge and execute (Jah-you)
Whether your friend or foe
From a long he'll let you know
Moses was a seer (prophet)
King David was a seer (prophet)
So the people shall never run short
Of a King of a Prophet

Jah Prophet has arise (prophet has arise)
He's gonna hit 'em by surprise (for them to realize)
Hit 'em by surprise (for them to centralize)
(Prophet has arise)

Moses was a seer (Prophet)
King David was a seer (Prophet)
So the people shall never run short
Of a King of a Prophet
Said Jah Prophet has arise (prophet has arise)
He's - he's gonna hit 'em by surprise (for them to centralize)
Hit 'em by surprise (they've got to organize)
Jah Prophet has arise! (Prophet has arise)
He's - he's got a dred look in his eye (dred look in his eyes)
Dred look in his eyes (for the to realize)
(Prophet has arise!)

So the people shall never run short
Of a King or a Prophet (x2)

Said Jah Prophet has arise! (Prophet has arise)
He's got a dred look (dred look in his eyes)
Sweet look in his eyes (for them to realize)
Jah Prophet has arise (Prophet has arise)
Gonna em hit by surprise (for them to centralize)
Hit 'em by surprise (they got to organize)
Jah Prophet has arise (Prophet has arise)
Dred look in his eyes (dred look in his eyes)
Dred look in his eyes (for them to realize) ...

Downpressor man

Downpressor man
Where you gonna run to
Downpressor man
Where you gonna run to
Downpressor man
Where you gonna run to

Oh... along that day

If you run to the sea
The sea will be boiling
If you run to the sea
The sea will be boiling
If you run to the sea
The sea will be boiling

Oh... along that day

Downpressor man
Where you gonna run to
Downpressor man
Where you gonna run to
Downpressor man
Where you gonna run to

Oh... along that day

If you run to the rocks
The rocks will be melting
If you run to the rocks
The rocks will be melting
If you run to the rocks
The rocks will be melting

Oh... along that day

Downpressor man
Where you gonna run to
Tell me downpressor man
Where you gonna run to
Downpressor man
Where you gonna run to

Oh... along that day

And if you make your bed in hell
I will be there
Make your bed in hell
I will be there
I said, make your bed in hell
I will be there

Oh... along that day

Downpressor man
Where you gonna run to
Tell me downpressor man
Where you gonna run to
Downpressor man
Where you gonna run to

Oh... along that day

If you run to the rocks
The rocks will be melting
If you run to the rocks
The rocks will be melting
If you run to the rocks
The rocks will be melting

Oh... along that day

Downpressor man
Where you gonna run to
Downpressor man
Where you gonna run to
Downpressor man
Where you gonna run to

Oh... along that day

Where you gonna fucking run to
Downpressor man
Where you gonna fucking run to

Throw down your arms

Throw down your arms and come
Throw down your arms and come
Throw down your arms and come
Drop them

Two of us have a little fuss
Everything you draw your last
Everything you run for your gun
Everything you fling rock stone
Hear this

Throw down your arms and come
Throw down your arms and come
Throw down your arms and come
Drop them

A no ignorance'll do it
A no brute force do it
And your weapons can't do it

So throw down your arms and come
Throw down your arms and come
Throw down your arms and come
Drop them

Put them away to stay
Throw down your arms and come
Throw down your arms and come

As earth was from
My old grandmother mother mother mother
She was from
She usually say
Children children children children
Please obey

Throw down your arms and come
Throw down your arms and come
Throw down your arms and come
Drop them

Put them away
Put them away
I long to see you
I long to hold you
I long to take your hand in my hand
Can't you see, can't you see

Throw down your arms and come
Throw down your arms and come
Throw down your arms and come
Drop them...

Untold stories

I am living while I'm living to the father I will pray
Only him know how we get through every day
All the hike in the price arm and leg we have we pay
While our leaders play

All I see people a ripping a rob all a bribe all
Thief never love to see a thief with a long bag
No love for the people who are suffer real bad
Another toll to the poll may God help your soul

What is to stop the youth from gettin out of control
Full up o' education yet no' on no payroll
The clothes on they back have countless eye hole
Could go on and on
The full have never been told

I am living while I'm living to the father I will pray
Only him know how we get through every day
All the hike in the price arm and leg we have we pay
While our leaders play

I say who can afford to run will run
But what about those who can't
They will have to stay
Opportunity
A scarce scarce commodity
In these times I say
When mama spend her last and sent you go class
Never you ever play
It's a competitive world for the low budget people
Spending a dime while earnin a nickel
With no regard for who it may tickle
My cup is full to the brim
Could go on and on the full have never been told
On and on
On and on
On and on

I am living while I'm living to the father I will pray
Only him know how we get through every day
All the hike in the price arm and leg we have we pay
While our leaders play

All I see people are ripping an' rob all a bribe all
Thief never love to see thief with long bag
No love for the people who are suffer real bad
Another toll to the poll may God help your soul

What is to stop the youth from get out of control
Full up of educations yet no' on no payroll
The clothes on their back has countless eye hole
Could go on and on
The full have never been told

Could go on and on
The full have never been told
Could go on and on
The full have never been told
Could go on and on
The full have never been told
Could go on and on
The full have never been told

War

Until the philosophy
Which holds one race superior
And another inferior
Is finally and permanently
Discredited and abandoned
Everywhere is war
War

That until there no longer
First class and second class citizens of any nation
That until the colour of a man's skin is of no more significance
Than the colour of his eyes, I got to say way

That until the basic human rights
Are equally guaranteed to all
Without regard to race, and we say war

That until that day
The dream of lasting peace,
World citizenship
And the rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion to be pursued
But never attained
Well everywhere is war, war

War in the east
War in the west
War up north
War down south
There'll be war
And the rumours of war

And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes
Which hold our sisters in Africa, yeah
Africa, yeah
Sub-human bondage
Has been toppled
Utterly downstroyed
Everywhere is war, war

That until that day
The African continent will not know peace
We Africans will fight, we find it necessary
And we know we shall win
'Cause we are confident
In the victory
Of good over evil
Of good over evil
Good over evil

*** Thanx a lot to Ivan for this one ***

Theology

Something beautiful

I wanna make
Something beautiful
For you and from you
To show you
To show you
I adore you
Oh you

And your journey
Toward me
Which I see
And I see
All you push through
Mad for you
And because of you

I couldn't thank you in ten thousand years
If I cried ten thousand rivers of tears
Ah but you know the soul
And you know what makes it gold
You who give life through blood
Blood, blood, blood...

Oh I wanna make something
So lovely for you
'Cause I promised that's what i'd do for you
With the bible I stole
I know you forgave my soul
Because such was my need
On a chronic Christmas Eve
And I think we're agreed that it
Should have been free
And you sang to me

They dress the wounds of my poor people
As though they're nothing
Saying "peace"
When there's no peace

They dress the wounds of my poor people
As though they're nothing
Saying "peace"
When there's no peace

Days without number
Days without number

Now can a bride forget her jewels
Or a maid her ornaments
Yet my people forgotten me

Days without number
Days without number

And in their want
Oh in there want
And in their want
Who'll dress their wounds
Who'll dress their wounds

We people who are darker than blue

We people who are darker than blue
Don't let us hang around this town
And let what others say come true
We're just good for nothing they all figure
A boyish grown up shiftless jigger
Now we can't hardly stand for that
Or is that really where it's at?

We people who are darker than blue
We've got no time for segregating
I'm talking about brown and yellow too
I a white girl can't U tell
I'm just the surface of our dark deep well
If your mind could really see
You'd know your colour's same as me

Pardon me brother
As U stand in your glory
I know U won't mind
If I tell the whole story

Now I know we have great respect
For the sister and the mother
It's even better yet
But there's the joker in the street
Loving one brother and killing the other
When the time comes and we are really free
There'll be no brothers left to see

We people who are darker than blue
Don't let us hang around this town
And let what others say come true
We're just good for nothing they all figure
A boyish grown up shiftless jigger
Now we can't hardly stand for that
Or is that really where its at?

Out Of The Depths

Out of the depths I cry to you oh lord
Don't let my cries for mercy be ignored
If you keep account of sins oh who would stand?
But you have forgiveness in your hands

And I've heard religion say you're to be feared
But I don't buy into everything I hear
And it seems to me you're hostage to those rules
That were made by religion and not by you

And I'm wondering will u ever get yourself free
Is it bad to think you might like help from me?
Is there anything my little heart can do
To help religion share us with you?

For oh you're like a ghost in your own home
Nobody hears you crying all alone
Oh you are the one true really voiceless one
They have their backs turned to you for worship of gold and stone

And to see you prisoner oh makes me weep
Nobody hears you screaming in the streets
And it's sad but true how the old saying goes
If God lived on earth people would break his windows

I long for you as watchmen long for the end of night

33

Sing oh you righteous to the lord
It's right that the upright should acclaim him
Sing to Jah with your guitar
Turn up yer bass amp
Whack it up all the way to 'save him'

By the word of Jah heaven was made
By the breath of his mouth all its hosts
He gathers up the oceans like a mound
And stores the deep
Stores the deep in vaults

Sing him a new song
Sing sweet with shouts of joy
For the word of Jah is right
And he sees what is right
And he loves what is right
And the earth is full of his care

Jah spoke and it was
He commanded and it endured
He frustrates the plans of nations
And brings to nothing
The designs of people

Dark I Am Yet Lovely

Dark I am yet lovely as tents of Kedar
As the pavilions of Solomon either
Don't hate me because the sun has darkened me
All my mother's sons were so angry with me
They made me watch the vineyards
My own things I did not guard

On my bed at night I sought whom my soul loves
Oh I sought I sought but I found him not
So I ask you daughters of Jerusalem
Where is my love? Oh tell me have you seen him?

Majestic as Lebanon stately as cedars
His mouth so delicious his fragrance so pleases
Such is my beloved such is my darling
And if you see him say my heart is pining
For the kisses of his mouth and his flavours
Oh the king had brought me into his chambers
Say I delight in his love
Say he's the one my soul was

Vast floods can't quench love no matter what love did
Rivers can't drown love no matter where love's hid
So when you do find him out
Bring him to my mother's house
And into the chamber of her who conceived me
Then will he know me and then will he see me
Tell him that love isn't done
Tell him don't leave me alone

I don't know how to love him

I don't know how to love him
What to do, how to move him
I've been changed, yes really changed
In these past few days
When I've seen myself
I seem like someone else

And I don't know how to take this
I don't see why he moves me
He's a man, he's just a man
And I've had so many men before
In very many ways
He's just one more

Should I bring him down
Should I scream and shout
Should I speak of love
Let my feelings out
I never thought I'd come to this
What's it all about

Yet, if he said he loved me
I'd be lost, I'd be frightened
I couldn't cope, just couldn't cope
I'd turn my head, I'd back away
I wouldn't want to know
He scares me so

Should I bring him down
Should I scream and shout
Should I speak of love
Let my feelings out
I never thought I'd come to this
What's it all about

He's a man, he's just a man
And I've had so many men before
In very many ways
He's just one more

If you had a vineyard

If you had a vineyard
On a fruitful hill
And you fenced it and cleared it
Of all stones until

You planted it
With the choicest of vine
And you even built a tower
And a press to make wine
And you looked that it would bring forth sweet grapes
And it gave only wild grapes
What would you say

Jerusalem and Judah
You be the judges I pray
Between me and my vineyard
This is what God says

What more could I have done in it
That I did not do in it
Why when I ask it for sweetness
It brings only bitterness

For the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts
Is the house of Israel
And the men of Judah
His pleasant plant

And he looks for justice but beholds oppression
And he hopes for equality but hears a cry
Jerusalem and Judah
This is God's reply

Sadness will come
To those who build house to house
And lay field to field 'til there's room
For none but you to dwell in the land
Oh in the land

And sadness will come
To those who call evil good
And good evil who present
Darkness as light
And light as darkness
Who present as sweetness
Only the things which are bitterness

For the vineyard of The Lord of Hosts
Is the house of Israel
And the men of Judah his pleasant plant
Oh oh his pleasant plant

Oh that my eyes were a fountain of tears
That I might weep for my poor people

For every boot stamped with fierceness
For every cloak rolled in blood
Jerusalem and Judah
I'd cry if I could

The Glory Of Jah

There is no holy one like you
You install kings and take them down
Truly there is no one beside you
You made all of creation with wisdom

May the glory of Jah endure forever
The boughs of the mighty are broken
And the weak are clothed with strength

There is the sea, vast and wide
With all its creatures beyond number
There go the ships, they all look to you
You lift up the poor into a place of honour

May the glory of Jah endure forever
The boughs of the mighty are broken
And the weak are clothed with strength

The lord makes poor or he makes rich
The pillars of the earth belong to him
And he has set his world upon them
To raise us up from the dunghill

May the glory of Jah endure forever
The boughs of the mighty are broken
And the weak are clothed with strength

Watcher Of Men

Why did I not die at birth?
Expire as I came from the womb?
Why were there knees to receive me?
Or breasts to feed me?
Why was I not like babies
Who never saw the light?
Who lie with kings and counsellors
Who rebuild ruins for themselves

And where rest
Those whose strength is spent
where small and great are alike
and the slave is free of his master

Oh watcher of men
Do you have eyes of flesh?
Is your vision like man?
Are your years the years of man?
U know that I'm not guilty
And that none can deliver from your hand.

Also u know that u have deeply wronged me oh
And u have fenced me in
You made it so nobody knows me
And I'm an outsider to them

When I accused you, you wouldn't speak
I said you tore up my hope like a tree
But I spoke without understanding
Of things beyond me which I did not know
And now I've heard you with my ears
And I've seen you with my eyes
Therefore I recant and relent
Being but dust and ashes

Whomsoever Dwells

Whomsoever dwells
In the shelter
Of the most high
Lives under the protection of the Shaddai
I say of my lord
That he is my fortress
That he is my own love
In whom I trust
That he will save u
From the fowler's trap
And he will save you
From any Babylon crap
And he will lift you
All up in his wings
And you'll find refuge
Oh underneath those things
And his truth will be your
Shield and rampart
So u need not fear
What comes looking for you in the dark
And you need not fear
What comes looking for you in the day
And you need not fear
What takes everybody else away
Ten thousand may fall at your side
Ten thousand at your right
But it can't come near you
'Cause you're dealing with the most high
And he will send his angels to mind you
And they will lift u all up so that you
Won't strike your foot against no stone

Rivers of babylon

By the rivers of babylon
Where I sat down
There I wept
When I remembered Zion

By the rivers of babylon
Where I sat down
There I wept
When I remembered Zion

There on the poplars
I broke my guitar
Because my tormentors required songs

Songs of where I'm from
Songs of where I'm from
Oh songs of Zion

If I forget you oh Jah
May both my hands wither
And may my mouth freeze
If I forget how I knelt at your feet

By the rivers of babylon
Where I sat down
There I wept
When I remembered Zion

By the rivers of babylon
Where I sat down
There I wept
When I remembered Zion

By the rivers
Rivers of babylon
By the rivers
Rivers of babylon...

Hosanna Filio David

Hosanna Filio David
Benedictus qui venit
In nomine Domini
Rex Israel
Hosanna in excelsis

Hosanna to the Son of David
Blessed is He that cometh
In the name of the Lord
King of Israel
Hosanna in the highest


How About I Be Me

4th & Vine

Gonna put my pink dress on
And do my hair up tight
I'm gonna put some eyeliner on
I'm gonna look real nice

I'm going down to the church
On 4th and Vine
I'm gonna marry my love
And we'll be happy for all time

Yeah, he's the sweetest man you could find
So gentle and so kind
And he's got those big brown eyes

I can't believe me luck, he's mine
Not that he's no wuss
Girls, you know his love is serious
So warm inside
When he takes me for a buggy ride
When he takes me for a buggy ride
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I will, I will, I will, I will
I do, I do, I do, I do

Gonna put my pink dress on
And do my hair up tight
I'm gonna put some eyeshadow on
It's gonna look real nice

I'm going down to the church
On 4th and Vine
I'm gonna marry my love
And we'll be happy for all time

We're gonna have six children
And enough love for them
That they'll be happy all the time
I won't believe me luck, they're mine

They'll sing all day
They'll sing all night
Because their mama and their pa
Love them so right

I will, I will, I will, I will
I do, I do, I do, I do

Gonna put my pink dress on
And do my hair up tight
I'm gonna put some perfume on
I'm gonna smell real nice

I'm going down to the church
On 4th and Vine
I'm gonna marry my love
And we'll be happy for all time

Yeah, he's the sweetest man you could find
So gentle and so kind
And he's got those big brown eyes
I can't believe me luck, he's mine
Not that he's no wuss.
Girls, you know his love is serious
So warm inside
When he takes me for a buggy ride
When he takes me for a buggy ride

Reason With Me

Hello, you don't know me,
But I stole your laptop and I took your TV
I sold your Granny's rosary for fifty p

And I even pulled an old hijack
Said I had a hypodermic in me backpack
But I was only bluffing

Oh, so long I've been a junkie
I ought to wrap it up and mind my monkeys
I really want to mend my ways
I'm gonna call that number one of these days
It's not too late

I'm the one who sits in the backroom
I'm the one who doesn't know how to have fun
I'm the one to smoke a mist all around me
'Cause I don't like no one around me
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
'Cause if I loved someone, I might lose someone
If I loved someone, I might lose someone

Oh, so long I've been a junkie,
I ought to wrap it up and mind my monkeys
I really want to mend my ways
I'm gonna call that number one of these days

I'm gonna reach a hand out to you,
Say "would you pull me up? Now could you?"
I don't wanna waste the life God gave me
And I don't think that it's too late to save me
It's not too late

Reason with me
Let's reason together
Reason with me
Let's reason together
Reason with me
Let's reason together
Let's reason together
Reason with me
Let's reason together
Reason with me

Old Lady

When I'm an old lady
I'm gonna be his baby
I'm gonna wrap myself around him
And then I'm gonna kiss him

But that's a way down the line
You see, for now, he isn't mine
But I don't mind waiting
And the longing's not aching

'Cause I know
One day you'll say, "That's my girl!"
The happiest words in the world
Make me laugh like an idiot
Not be so serious

For now, when I'm around him
I act like I don't care for him
I even act like I don't like him
Ignore him to spite him

But only so that I won't smile at him
For everyone would know I love him
And that's so uncool
'Cause it's messing with all the rules
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And I know
One day you'll say, "That's my girl!"
The happiest words in the world
Make me laugh like an idiot
Not be so serious

One day you'll say, "That's my girl!"
The happiest words in the world
Make me laugh like an idiot
Not be so serious

Make me laugh like an idiot
Not be so serious
Make me laugh like an idiot
Not be so serious

Take Off Your Shoes

I bleed the blood of Jesus over you
I bleed the blood of Jesus over you
And over every fucking thing you do
Seven times I bleed the blood of Jesus over you

Take off your shoes
You're on hallowed ground
Take off your shoes
You're on hallowed ground
Even you can't lie when I'm around
Take off your shoes
You're on hallowed ground

Behold, I'm the last lamplight
At the very end of your street
I'm whispering something
"Come closer to me, come closer to me"

I say you're running out of battery
You're running out of battery
And I don't see no bunnies
Around here

If you believed at all in your breviary
If you believed even in just the ghost of me
You wouldn't now be so surprised to see me
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
In vanity you took the name of me
You brought me into infamy
And now you're so surprised to see me
And now you're so surprised to see me

Behold, I'm the last lamplight
At the very end of your street
I'm whispering something
"Come closer to me, come closer to me"

I say you're running out of battery
You're running out of battery
And I don't see no bunnies
Around here

Take off your shoes
You're on hallowed ground
Take off your shoes
You're on hallowed ground
Even you can't lie when I'm around
Take off your shoes
You're on hallowed ground

Take off your shoes
You're on hallowed ground
Take off your shoes
You're on hallowed ground
Even you can't lie when I'm around
Take off your shoes
You're on hallowed ground

I bleed the blood of Jesus over you
I bleed the blood of Jesus over you

Back Where You Belong

Oh it's hard to be a boy
When all the men have lost their joy
And they can't find the ones they left behind

Harder still to think of being a man
In this world of no lessons or love
It's only war that men be thinking of

Should you stay or should you come down with me
Is that the question you are asking of me
And do you think that you can take the answer as it turns
You have to wear life well
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Come down with me
Come when you need me
But for now I want you to be happy

Sometimes life does things to you
That will hurt you and confuse you
But when you're look behind you're sure to find

I am with you though I can't come with you
I am in you and I'm always part of you
And all you ever have to do
To bring me to you

Is come down with me
Come when you need me
But for now I want you to be happy

So you must go back home
That's where you belong
You must go back home

You must go back home
That's where you belong
You must go back home
And I can't come along

The Wolf Is Getting Married

I used to have no wolves around me
I was too free, if that's possible to be
No safety is what I mean
No solid foundation to keep me

But the sun's peeping out of the sky
Where it used to be only grey
The wolf is getting married
And he'll never cry again

Your smile makes me smile
Your laugh makes me laugh
Your joy gives me joy
Your hope gives me hope
And the sun's peeping out of the sky
Where it used to be only grey
The wolf is getting married
And he'll never cry again
Never cry again
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Even when something terrible is happening
You laugh and that's the thing I love about you most, yeah
Even when something terrible is happening
You laugh and that's the thing I love about you most, yeah

Your smile makes me smile
Your laugh makes me laugh
Your joy gives me joy
Your hope gives me hope

And the sun's peeping out of the sky
Where it used to be only grey
The wolf is getting married
And he'll never cry again

Queen Of Denmark

I wanted to change the world
But I could not even change my underwear
And when the shit got really, really out of hand
I had it all the way up to my hairline

Which keeps receding, like my self-confidence
As if I ever had any of that stuff, anyway
I hope I didn't destroy your celebration
Or your Bar Mitzvah, birthday party or your Christmas

You put me in this cage and threw away the key
It was this us-and-them shit that did me in
You tell me that my life is based upon a lie
I casually mention that I pissed in your coffee

I hope you know that all I want from you is sex
To be with someone who looks smashing in athletic wear
And if your haircut isn't right, you'll be dismissed
You'll get your walking papers and you can leave now

I don't know what to want from this world
I really don't know what to want from this world
I don't know what it is you wanna want from me
You really have no right to want anything from me at all
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Why don't you take it out on somebody else
Why don't you bore the shit out of somebody else
Why don't you tell somebody else that they're selfish
A weakling, coward, a pathetic fraud

Who's gonna be the one to save me from myself
You better bring a stun gun and perhaps a crowbar
You better pack a lunch and get up really early
And you should probably get down on your knees and pray

It's really fun to look embarrassed all the time
Like you could never cut the mustard with the big boys
I really don't know who the fuck you think you are
Can I please see your license and your registration

I don't know what to want from this world
I really don't know what to want from this world
I don't know what it is you wanna want from me
You really have no right to want anything from me at all

Why don't you take it out on somebody else
Why don't you bore the shit out of somebody else
Why don't you tell somebody else that they're selfish
A weakling, coward, a pathetic fraud

So Jesus hasn't come in here to pick you up
You'll still be sitting right there ten years from now
You're just a sucker, but we'll see who gets the last laugh
Who knows, maybe you'll get to be the next Queen of Denmark

Very Far From Home

I don't know where I go
When I go
I only know it's very far from home

And I don't know where you are
Either
But I know you're very far from home

I long for you
I see you in my dreams
So clearly
But when I wake up, I'm alone
And I don't know where you've gone
But I know it's very far from home
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
No one knows where I go
When I go
Oh, they don't know
I'm so far from home

And it's my fault
That you got lost
Oh, let me create something
Other than trouble

Oh, let me find you
Let me mind you
Even if it has to be
Very far from home

I long for you
I see you in my dreams
So clearly
But when I wake up
I'm alone and I don't know where you've gone
But I know it's very far from home
It's very far from home

I Had a Baby

I had a baby
And he looks just like me
A bald-headed baby
He's been the makings of me

His eyes are so blue, just like you
But you haven't seen him
I don't know what to tell him
I don't know what to tell him

I had a thing with
A man who wasn't mine to be with
I woke up one June day
With him up inside me, hey
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And it excited me
And I was crazy
I was always crazy

But I had a baby
So I'm never sorry
He's been the makings of me

When he asks, I tell him
That you love him,
But you can't be here
And when he says why
I say I don't know why
Because I don't know why

He should suffer instead of me
Over shit that's because of me
Oh, I wish it wasn't so crazy
Broke my mind till this day

But I had a baby
So beautiful, he
He's been the makings of me

I had a fling with
A man who wasn't mine to be with
I woke up one June day
With him up inside me, hey

And it excited me
And I was crazy
I was always crazy

V.I.P.

Somebody say boldness.
The Bible says in Proverbs 28, verse 1
"The Righteous shall be bold like a lion
Bold like a lion
Bold like a lion
The Righteous shall be bold like a lion"

What is a real V.I.P.
Do we have the balls to go to that party
Or do we rather stay and dance with vanity
Tell me now what's a real V.I.P.

And who are we to give that name to us
When we don't know the lives of others
When we can barely raise a finger
To help our own sisters and brothers
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Wasn't it in history
The artists always spoke their people's needs
Now we're gorged upon what devil's feed
In the shallow form of MTV

Telling the youth to worship futile dreams
And long for bling and for material things
I tell you what a really real V.I.P is
A face that never was nor will be kissed

To whom exactly are we giving hope
When we stand behind the velvet rope
Or get our pictures taken with the pope
Like some sick April fool kind of joke

Who is the really, really, real, real V.I.P
The One, the true and the most conquering king
Who looks around at everything,
And knows exactly what we've been

His is the face that never was nor will be kissed
Do we think we'll be down on his guest list
When we're standing at the gate
After being fashionably late

There'll be no make-up and there'll be no film crews
No Vuitton bags and no Manolo shoes
When he's presiding over you
Asking you, "Did you love only you?"

Or did you stand for something else
Besides the hankering for fame and fame itself
The one who always was and always is
Will show you what a real V.I.P is

The fatherless,
The motherless,
The ravaged child at home
Who cried to you
You will be asked to say
What did you do

And what's behind this velvet curtain
Don't know, but I can say for certain
A face that never was nor will be kissed
Will show you what a real V.I.P is

How can you say we are wise
And we possess the instruction of the Lord
Certainly for nothing your pens have laboured
For nothing your writers have written
The wise will be put to shame
See, they reject the word of the Lord
So their wisdom amounts to nothing
They dress the wounds of my poor people
As though they are nothing
Saying, "Peace, peace!" when there is no peace
Saying, "All is well," when nothing is well

Glory be to the father
And to the son and to the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning
Is now and ever shall be
World without end
Oh, yeah

I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss

How About I Be Me

I wanna be a real full woman
Yeah and live
Like a real full woman
Every day

And I wanna make love like a real full woman
Every day
Yeah I said I wanna make love like a real full woman

Don't stop me talking 'bout love
How'm I gonna find what I'm dreaming of
Don't stop me talking 'bout love
I got to find what I'm dreaming of

Always gotta be the lioness
Taking care of everybody else
A woman like me needs love
A woman like me needs a man to be
Stronger than herself

Don't stop me talking 'bout love
How'm I gonna find what I'm dreaming of
Don't stop me talking 'bout love
I got to find what I'm dreaming of
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A sweet man to cling to
And whisper sweet things to
'Cause a full woman must do
What a full woman must do
How about I be me
And you be you
And you be you
How about I be me
And you be you
How about I be me

Don't stop me talking 'bout love
How'm I gonna find what I'm dreaming of
Don't stop me talking 'bout love
I got to find what I'm dreaming of

Dense Water Deeper Down

Oh he's dense water deeper down
He makes me forget everything my mother warned
I think about him every night
And I fall asleep holding my pillow tight

He has my love in the palm of his hand
His gentle touch made me scream out loud
His wicked kiss made me feel in bliss
And he's the only love I miss
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Oh he's dense water deeper down
He makes me forget everything my mother warned
I think about him every night
And I fall asleep holding my pillow tight

He has my love in the palm of his hand
His gentle touch made me scream out loud
His wicked kiss made me feel in bliss
And he's the only love I miss

Kisses Like Mine

You never had kisses like mine
So soft you'll find yourself crying
And after you weep
You'll fall asleep
And while my heart's flying
You'll be dreaming that I'm
The keeping kind

See I'm special forces
They call me in after divorces
To lift you up
You thought you weren't much
And I'll mean every word
But be gone with the birds
Baby I just can't be yours

I have a heart that flies away
Betrays me every day
But don't let it stay heavy on your mind
I'm just not the, not the, not the keeping kind
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But you never had kisses like mine
So soft you'll find yourself crying
And after you weep
You'll fall asleep
And while my heart's flying
You'll be dreaming that I'm
The keeping kind
Keeping kind, keeping kind, keeping kind

See I'm special forces
They call me in after divorces
To lift you up
You thought you weren't much
And I'll mean every word
But I'm gone with the birds
Baby I just can't be yours

Your Green Jacket

You're so gentle and so soft
I like you 'cause it looks to me like you are caught
Between two or three worlds, I am too
Is it ok to say I see some of myself in you

And even though I know I'm not for you
Is it ok to say I really do adore you
And I would give anything
To be the one who kisses you

Smelled your jacket
When you left it on its lonely post
Wrapped it 'round me like it was the holiest of ghosts
Oh your smell it came through
Mmm, made me wish I had my face buried in you
You're soft, you're soft, you're old but you're younger
Oh how I wish I had my head upon your shoulder
Oh how I wish that I could sell myself to you
And do the things that only lovers do
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And even though I know I'm not for you
Is it ok to say I really do adore you
And I would give anything
To be the one who kisses you

Goodnight
Goodnight
Oh close your eyes
Meet me at that crazy apple tree in heaven
We'll go dancing all night

And even though I know I'm not for you
Is it ok to say I really do adore you
And I would give anything
To be the one who kisses you

Goodnight
Goodnight

The Vishnu Room

I love you more than I ever loved a man
And I'm shy
I want to make love with you
More than I ever wanted to

Do you think that you could make me take some rest
Make me lie down, make me listen to your chest

Because Vishnu lives at the core of your heart
Vishnu is and Vishnu starts
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Oh my love, my delight
Is to be with you in the night
Oh your breath, your nakedness
All your softness, and your hardness

Do you think that you could maybe take some rest
Come and lie down, take a listen in my chest

Because Vishnu lives at the core of my heart
Vishnu is and Vishnu starts
Oh Vishnu, I sing to you
Just to say, oh Lord, thank you

The Voice Of My Doctor

When I opened my eyes in your bedroom
Saw a painting of a bald lady
When I opened my eyes in your bedroom
Saw a woman looked just like me
Kissing gently as only she would
A man made of stone who's crying blood

A giant man of stone is crying
A gentle lady rests her face
Her cheek against his, oh so softly
She's just a figure full of grace
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The voice of my doctor
Keeps interrupting my view
It says "Oh you've gone and let another
Fool make a fool out of you"

Oh and I did, I did, oh yes I did
'Cause you never said you have a girl you love
Oh, you tricked me into thinking that you loved me
You tricked me into making love

Well I wrote I love you on her shoulder
When I left you last night
I wrote I love you on her shoulder
When I left you last night
Yeah another stupid woman left a little message
Left a little message for your wife

The voice of my doctor
Keeps interrupting my view
It says "Oh you've gone and let another
Fool make a fool out of you"

Oh and I did, I did, oh yes I did
'Cause you never said you have a girl you love
Oh, you tricked me into thinking that you loved me
You tricked me into making love

Harbour

She is a harbour
And has not harbour
She is only 'she' in inverted commas

She's not well aware
In certain areas
Lost girl in there
Building stupid castles in the stupid air
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She lost a boy she loved
Because he was Maya
Always Maya

Harbour, harbour
No man is her father

She fought for something holy
Found only the dreams of Don Quixote
Fumbling to get back what's stolen
Thinking pain could be plastered over

Harbour, harbour
No man is her father

She lost all else she loved
Same time she lost that boy she loved
And they said, call it Maya
Go ahead, call it Maya

But it's not all Maya, well
A broken fourteen year old girl
Hasn't been allowed to tell
What actually happened in hell
What happened in hell

Harbour
No man is her father
Harbour, harbour
No man is her father

James Brown

I want you to take me out
I want you to bring me downtown
I want you to, oh show me around

I want you to take me out
I want you to bring me downtown
I want you to, oh yeah
Oh yeah
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I'm only gonna wear my long jacket
Sit in the corner with a cigarette
Make you see if I'm, oh yeah
And if your friends wanna look
Well that's ok in my book
It really, oh gets me off my hook

I want you to take me out
I want you to bring me downtown
I want you to, oh show me around

I want you to take me out
I want you to bring me downtown
I want you to, oh yeah

I know I may look a little square
I know I look like a wooden chair
But I got, oh yeah
And in the words of James Brown
I'm sorry but I came to get down
I'm sorry but I, oh yeah

I told you to take me out
I told you to bring me downtown
I told you to, oh show me around

I want you to take me out
I want you to bring me downtown
I want you to, oh yeah

I know I may look a little square
I know I look like a wooden chair
But I got, oh yeah
And in the words of James Brown
I'm sorry but I came to get down
I'm sorry but I, oh yeah

8 Good Reasons

Don't know if I should quite sing this song
Don't know if it maybe might be wrong
But then again it maybe might be right
To tell you 'bout the bullet and the red light

You know I'm not from this place
I'm from a different time, different space
And it's real uncomfortable
To be stuck somewhere you just don't belong

But I got eight good reasons to stick around
Eight good reasons, well maybe nine now
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I had a dream one night
About a bullet and a red light
You know it felt alright
You know it actually felt quite nice

If I could have gone
Without it hurting anyone
Like a child, I would have found me mum
Like a bird I would have been flown

You know I don't much like life
I don't mind admitting that it ain't right
You know I love to make music
But my head got wrecked by the business

Everybody wanting something from me
They rarely ever wanna just know me
I became the stranger no one sees
Cut glass I've crawled upon my knees

But I got eight good reasons to stick around
Eight good reasons, well maybe nine now

I had a dream one night
About a bullet and a red light
You know it felt alright
You know it actually felt quite nice

But I got eight good reasons to stick around
Eight good reasons, well maybe nine now
Eight good reasons to stick around
Eight good reasons, well maybe nine now
Well maybe nine now

Take Me To Church

I don't wanna love the way I loved before
I don't wanna love that way no more
What have I been writing love songs for
I don't wanna write them anymore

I don't wanna sing from where I sang before
I don't wanna sing that way no more
What've I've been singing love songs for
I don't wanna sing them anymore

I don't wanna be that girl no more
I don't wanna cry no more
I don't wanna die no more

So cut me down from this here tree
Cut the rope from off of me
Sit me on the floor
I'm the only one I should adore
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Oh, take me to church
I've done so many bad things it hurts
Yeah, take me to church
But not the ones that hurt
'Cause that ain't the truth
And that's not what it's for
Yeah, take me to church

Oh, take me to church
I've done so many bad things it hurts
Yeah, get me to church
But not the ones that hurt
'Cause that ain't the truth
And that's not what it's for

I'm gonna sing songs of loving and forgiving
Songs of eating and of drinking
Songs of living, songs of calling in the night
'Cause songs are like a bolt of light
And love's the only love you should invite
Songs of longings but fullfilled
Songs that don't let you sit still
Songs that mend your broken bones
And don't leave you alone

So get me down from this here tree
Take the rope from off of me
Sit me on the floor
I'm the only one I should adore

Oh, take me to church
I've done so many bad things it hurts
Yeah, take me to church
But not the ones that hurt
'Cause that ain't the truth
And that's not what it's for
Yeah, take me to church

Oh, take me to church
I've done so many bad things it hurts
Yeah, get me to church
But not the ones that hurt
'Cause that ain't the truth
And that's not what it's for

Where Have You Been

What does it mean when a man's eyes turn black
When you're making love
What does it mean when a man's eyes turn black
Tell me 'cause I never seen something quite scared me like that

I saw darkness where I should have seen light
And it wasn't the beautiful darkness of night
But a thing of a kind that would cause a fright
I saw darkness where I should have seen light

Where have you been
Where have you been
Eyes more frightening I've never seen
What do they want with me
What do they want with me
Eyes more frightening I've never seen
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Same as it means when a prince's eyes turn white
Sitting by his door in the midnight
Tin-foil on his windows 'cause he can't take light
And it wasn't the beautiful wisdom of light

But a white of a kind that would give you a fright
Colour all gone, no iris in sight
I saw darkness where I should have seen light

Where have you been
Where have you been
Eyes more frightening I've never seen
What do they want with me
What do they want with me
Eyes more frightening I've never seen

Same when the friend of the prince spikes your smoke
Hoping to make you a mess and a joke
But you never were his, you never were his
No matter what he did

Where have you been
Where have you been
Eyes more frightening I've never seen
What do they want with me
What do they want with me
Eyes more frightening I've never seen

Where have you been
Where have you been
Eyes more frightening I've never seen
What do they want with me
What do they want with me

Streetcars

I have chosen, I have chosen
To become the love I'm longing
Love was never something beyond me
Underneath me or above me

And I will, I must and so I will
Dwell beneath the desert still
For there's no safety to be acquired
Riding streetcars named desire

If I were dying, if I were dying
What would I want, what would I want with me
If I were dying, if I were dying
Who would I want, who would I want to see
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And I will, I must and so I will
Dwell beneath the desert still
For there's no safety to be acquired
Riding streetcars named desire

When I was married, when I was married
I'd ask my husband to lay his body over me
And to tell me, and to tell me
Just how safe he'd keep me

And I will, I must and so I will
Dwell beneath the desert still
For there's no safety to be acquired
Riding streetcars named desire

How Nice A Woman Can Be

No, I'm not good looking
And I don't do nothing
And I don't say nothing
And I don't mean nothing
Practically good for nothing
But loving you, but loving you

Please baby, let me be your slave
Please let me clean your house all day
Please let me try to bake your bread
And tuck your sweet babies into their beds

I'll show you how nice a woman can be
I'll show you how nice a woman can be
I'll show you how nice a woman can be
If you'll only speak some sweet words about me

I might even cook something actually edible
Who knows, it might even turn out to be incredible

Please baby, let me be your slave
Please let me clean your house all day
Please let me try to bake your bread
And tuck your sweet babies into their beds
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I'll show you how nice a woman can be
I'll show you how nice a woman can be
I'll show you how nice a woman can be
If you'll only speak some sweet words about me
Speak some sweet words about me

Make A Fool Of Me All Night

Here I am, knocking on your door
Just like I've done ten thousand times before
I've seen some things I wish I'd never seen
Can I lie down on your floor

Will you take me, make a fool of me all night
Take me, make a fool of me any way you like
Because you make me feel so nice
You make me feel alright

Sometimes you make me happy, sometimes you make me cry
Sometimes you make me happy, sometimes you make me cry
Sometimes you make me happy, sometimes you make me cry
You make me love you

Don't ever let me go again
Lock the door, hold me close and say my name
Don't ever let me go again
Lock the door, hold me close and say my name
Don't ever let me go again

Will you take me, make a fool of me all night
Take me, make a fool of me any way you like
Because you make me feel so nice
You make me feel alright
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Don't ever let me go again
Lock the door, and hold me close and say my name
Don't ever let me go again
Lock the door, and hold me close and say my name
Don't ever let me go again
Lock the door, and hold me close and say my name
Don't ever let me go again

Sometimes you make me happy, sometimes you make me cry
Sometimes you make me happy, sometimes you make me cry
Sometimes you make me happy, sometimes you make me cry
You make me love you

Take me, make a fool of me all night
Take me, make a fool of me any way you like
Because you make me feel so nice
You make me feel alright

Little Story

When I saw him standing down there
Leaning on his umbrella I
Knew he was me fella for life
Said oh he'll do me right

Cares about the two of us
Takes three buses and The Luas
Just to do me right
Oh just to do me right
Oh to do me right

Says come here baby, let me
Tell you a little story
About a man who wants his glory all night
Get up and let me do you right
Open up and let me do you right

Dress me like a lady and
Make me swing and sway
Take my mind all night
Oh you know the way
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When I wear me red dress
He have to keep his hands in his pockets
Cause he wants to do me right
I think he wants to do me right
Wants to do me right

I think he must be blind
Out of his tiny mind cause
He wants to do me right
Mmmm, he wants to do me right

Says come here baby, let me
Tell you a little story
About a man who wants his glory all night
Get up and let me do you right
Open up and let me do you right

Call me baby, baby
Always be good and kind to me
Say you'll always only
Want to do me right

Say come here baby, let me
Tell you a little story
About a man who wants his glory all night
Get up and let me do you right
Open up and let me do you right

Non Albums Tracks

1001 Night

(Silence Running [Max] - 1992)

I can't tell what's real no more
And I don't know wrong from right
On leaving here I took the first express
Into the darkness and the light
Took me through
One thousand nights
And one more night
One thousand nights
And one more night

Stone by stone by stone
And sea by sea
I was lost and torn
And I was broken
I made a wish and what I wished for
Came out of light into the open
There were seven figures
Standing by the road
And seven places
For your dreams to go
Took me through
One thousand nights
And one more night
One thousand nights
And one more night
One thousand nights
And one more night
One thousand nights

And if you want it, come and get it
If you want it, come and get it
See them coming through the window
Going out there where your mind go
Silver breaks of light
Come through the walls
And now you're leaving
Silver breaks of light
Come through your skin
And now you're breathing
If you want it, come and get it
Never take it
Never break it
Took me through
One thousand nights
And one more night
One thousand nights
And one more night
One thousand nights
And one more night
One thousand nights
And one more night

Silver breaks of light
Took me through one thousand nights
Silver breaks of ligh
Took me through one thousand nights
Break it down
Break it down
Break it down
For one more time
Break it down
Break it down
Break it down, down
Down to your line
Take it down
Take it down
Take it down
Take it down
Just this night
Take it down
Take it down
Take it down
In this light
Took me one thousand nights
One thousand dreams
And every time
Every time I heard her call
Every time I would follow
Just her voice was in this song
She sang it loud and she sang it long
Silver breaks of light
Took me one thousand nights
Silver breaks of light
Took me one thousand nights
Silver breaks of light
Took me one thousand days
Silver breaks of light
Took me one thousand ways
Breakdown

4 My Love

(Gospel Oak EP - 1997)

4 my love this night I have
Your baby in my belly
All my life I'll love you for
The life you've given me
So love no longer be frightened
I will never leave you
Sleep safe in the night now love
Sad dreams never come true
You'll always find that one who loves you
You'll always find that one who loves you
Oh my love your love 4 Ireland
Will not be in vain
"4 whomsoever God place
No man can take away"
So love no longer be violent
God's children deserve to
sleep safe in the night now love
and have their dreams come true
Ah come back and find
That one who loves you
Ah climb back inside
The one who loves you
And feel what it's like
To love one who loves you
Ah come back and find that one

A prayer for England

( Massive Attack )

In the name of
And by the power of
The holy spirit
May we invoke your
Intercession for
The children of england
Some of whom have seen
Murder so obscene
Some of whom have been taken

Let not another child be slain
Let not another search be made in vain

Jah forgive us
For forgetting
Jah help us
We need more loving
See the teachers
Are representing you
So badly
That not many can see you

Let not another child be slain
Let not another search be made in vain

Jah calls the ones who’s
Beliefs kill children to
Feel the love of you and be healed
And may we all cry too
For representing you
So badly so badly

Jah forgive us
For forgetting
Oh Jah help us
To be forgiving
The teachers are representing you
So badly that not many can see you

Let not another search be made in vain
Let not another child be slain

*** Thanx a lot to Sergio who corrected a mistake ***

He Moved Through the Fair

(Gospel Oak EP - 1997)

My own love said to me
"My mother won't mind.
And my daughters won't slight you
For your lack of kind".
He went away from me
And this he did say
"It will not be long, Love,
Till our wedding day"
He went away from me
And he moved through the fair
And slowly I watched him
Move here and move there
He went his way homeward
With one star awake
As this swan in the evening
Moves over the lake
I dreamed last night
That my own love came in
He came in so sweetly
His feet made no din
He came close beside me
And this he did say
"It will not be long Love
Till our wedding day"
It will not be long love
Long love
Long love
Love

Heroine

( Sinéad O'Connor / The Edge - So Far: Best Of Sinead O'Connor LP )

Afraid, but you will not run
Alone, thy will be done
Confessed, but you still feel the shame
Bring me into your arms again
Heroine
Heroine
Heroine
Heroine
Touch these eyes with a broken smile
Touch my mouth with your furrowed brow
With my heart feel my shame
Lead me into rest again
Heroine
Heroine
Heroine
Heroine
The night is long,
But the day will come
With promises were the chosen one
Soak the sea
Sweet tastering
Fall tonight into my arms again
Heroine
Heroine
Heroine
Heroine
The night is long
But the day will come
With promises were the chosen one
Soak the sea
Sweet tastering
Fall the night into the light of day

I Am Enough For Myself

(Gospel Oak EP - 1997)

Oh the days are long
'Til the baby comes
God will take all fear
If you say this clear
I am enough for myself
I don't need anything else
I am enough for myself
I am in your heart
I only can have that part
I am in your dreams
I only can touch these things
I am who gives the breath
I am your nakedness
I am nothing at all
And I am singing your soul
I am that am I
I am that am I
I am that I am
I am enough for myself

Let It Be

( The Beatles Cover / Live with Skin )

Skin :
When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

Sinead :
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

Sinead & Skin :
Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

Sinead :
And when the broken hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be

Skin :
For though they may be parted
There is still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be

Sinead & Skin :
Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be

Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be

Skin :
And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me
Shine on until tomorrow, let it be

Sinead :
I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

Sinead & Skin :
Yeah let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be

Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

Love is a place i dream of

( Between The Mountain And The Moon LP )

Dedicated to Christina Noble

Love is a place I dream of
A face that never leaves my mind
Sorrow is over my shoulder
But it's over

Someday I will cross the world for you
No matter how far
Just to be there
Someday I will hold you in my arms
So special you are
Wait and see my love, set you free

Love is a place I dream of
I hear you cry so far away
There is a bridge I'm building
Take me to the one I love someday

Someday I will cross the world for you
No matter how far
Just to be there
Someday I will hold you in my arms
So special you are
Wait and see my love, set you free

I'm coming home child

Lullaby for Cain

( The Talented Mr. Ripley soundtrack )

From the silence, from the night
Comes a distant lullaby.
Cry, remember that first cry,
Your brother's standing by,
And lot of loved
Beloved sons of mine.
Sing a lullaby.
Mother is close by.
Innocent days
Such innocent eyes
And he stole your brother's life,
Came home murdered, peace of mind.
Left you nightmares on the pillow.
Sleep now

Soul, surrendering your soul,
The heart in you not whole
For love, but love walked on
Cast into the dawn
Branded with the mark.
Oh, shame of Cain.

From a garden of those light
To a wilderness of night.
Sleep now
Sleep now

One More Day

( Veronica Guerin Soundtrack )

My love more dear than this life you are to me
Your kiss more clear than the crystal of the sea
Please save me i'm fallen here
I'm lost and alone

An angel weeps
I hear him cry
A lonely prayer
A voice so high

Dry all your tears
Come what may
And in the end the sun will rise
On one more day
Hey

(gaelic part)

Dry all your tears
Come what may
And in the end the sun will rise
On one more day
Hey

The sun will rise on one more day

Petit Poulet

(Gospel Oak EP - 1997)

Petit poulet
Tout c'est okay
Maintenant bebe tout c'est okay
The life you left behind won't find you
The love you kept inside will come
And even when your own heart blinds you
Nothing undoes the work you've done
The sun's still in the sky
The moon is there at night
The ground is still underfoot
And still holds you
Petit poulet
Tout c'est okay
Maintenant bébé
Tout c'est okay
There isn't any answer to the question
You only learn to live with it
There isn't any answer in religion
Don't believe one who says there is
But... The voices are heard
Off all who cry
I am around you as long in the night
Kissing your plight
Baby child
Kissing your plight
Kissing your plight
I am the sun up in the sky
I am the moon also at night
I am the ground under your foot
I am holding you
Petit poulet
Tout c'est okay
Maintenant bébé
Tout c'est okay

She's so beautiful

She's so beautiful
I know I've got to have her

I am not the man you think I ought to be
I am just exactly who I want to be
I don't need a crowd to come and rescue me
'Cos I stand alone and I'm in company

Sometimes I can make it sit so comfortably
Gets so hard to keep it going, don't you see

She's so beautiful
I know I've got to have her
She's so beautiful
I know I've got to have her

I don't think you know whats really good for me
When I scream it gives me back my sanity
Everything that's real, is not reality
All the dreams I have bring out the best in me

She's so beautiful
I know I've got to have her
She's so beautiful
I know I've got to have her
I've got to have her

She's so beautiful
I know I've got to have her
She's so beautiful
I know I've got to have her

She's so beautiful

Special cases

( Massive Attack )

Don’t tell your man what he don’t do right
Nor tell him all the things that make you cry
But check yourself for your own shit
And don’t be making out like it’s all his

Take a look around the world
You see such bad things happening
There are many good men
Ask yourself is he one of them

The deadliest of sin is pride
Make you feel like you’re always right
But they’re always two sides
It takes two to make love, two to make a life

Take a look around the world
You see such mad things happening
There are few good men
Thank your lucky star that he’s one of them

*** Thanx a lot to Weakedbell for this one ***

Tears from the Moon

( Conjure One )

Couldn't sleep so I went out walking
Thinking about you and hearing us talking
And all the things I should have said
Echo now, inside my head

It just ain't fair, this thing called loving
When one step there and the other feels nothing
I would have done anything for you
I still love you, baby I adore you

I feel something falling from the sky
I'm so sad I made the angels cry

Tears from the moon
Fall down like rain
I reach for you
I reach in vain

Tears from the moon
Fall down like rain
But tears from the moon
Can´t wash away the pain

Tears from the moon, tears from the moon...

It just ain't fair - this thing called loving
When one step there and the other feels nothing
I would have done anything for you
I still love you, baby I adore you

All day I keep from falling apart
But at night when the sky gets dark

Tears from the moon
Fall down like rain
I reach for you
I reach in vain

Stop, stop haunting me
It should be easy
As easy as when you stopped wanting me
Hmm

This Is To Mother You

(Gospel Oak EP - 1997)

This is to mother you
To comfort you and get you through
Through when your nights are lonely
Through when your dreams are only blue
This is to mother you
This is to be with you
To hold you and to kiss you too
For when you need me I will do
What your own mother didn't do
Which is to mother you
All the pain that you have known
All the violence in your soul
All the 'wrong' things you have done
I will take from you when I come
All mistakes made in distress
All your unhappiness
I will take away with my kiss, yes
I will give you tenderness
For child I am so glad I've found you
Although my arms have always been around you
Sweet bird although you did not see me
I saw you
And I'm here to mother you
To comfort you and get you through
Through when your nights are lonely
Through when your dreams are only blue
This is to mother you

What your soul sings

( Massive Attack )

Don’t be afraid
Open your mouth and say
Say what your soul sings to you

Your mind can never change
Unless you ask it to
Lovingly re-arrange
The thoughts that make you blue
The things that bring you down
Only do harm to you
And so make your choice joy
The joy belongs to you

And when you do
You'll find the one you love is you
You'll find you
Love you

Don’t be ashamed no
To open your heart and pray
Say what your soul sings to you

So no longer pretend
That you can’t feel it near
That tickle on your hand
That tingle in your ear
Oh ask it anything
Because it loves you dear
It’s your most precious king
If only you could hear

And when you do
You’ll find the one you need is you
You’ll find you
Love you

*** Thanx a lot to Weakedbell & Mezzanine for this one ***

You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart

(Live / She Who Dwells... LP CD2)

I hope you're happy now..
I could never make you so...
You were a hard man...
No harder in this world
You made me cold, you mad me hard
And you made me the
Thief of your heart

Winter is cold...oh!
But you're colder still
And for the first time
I feel like you're mine
I'll share you with the one who will
Mend what falls apart and turn
A blind eye to the thief of your heart

I'll never wash these clothes
I want to keep the stain
You blood to me is precious
Nor would i spill it in vain.
Your spirit sings
Though your lips never part
Singing only to me
The thief of your heart

*** Thanx a lot to Ellinem & Piero for this one ***

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