This song is about, as lead singer Lemmy Kilmister puts it, "The f--king hopelessness of war."
Suggestion credit: John - Glasgow, Scotland
This appeared in the movie Tromeo and Juliet. Lemmy has a part in this movie.
Suggestion credit: Jeff - Haltom City, TX
The lyrics, "In you the poison breeds, crawling with the mark of Cain," refer to the biblical story of Cain and Abel, the sons of Adam and Eve. Jealous over God's preference for his upstanding brother, Cain murders Abel in a jealous rage. God responds by condemning Cain wander the earth as a fugitive for the rest of his days, placing a mark of damnation on his forehead so no one can put him out of his misery.
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.