8 Good Reasons

Album: I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss (2014)
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  • This song finds O'Connor snarling about the music industry:

    You know I love to make music
    But my head got wrecked by the business


    She told The Observer: "It sounds corny but the establishment doesn't have a vested interest in any of us waking up out of what Bob Marley called mental slavery and actually trying to make the world a better place. Nor does it have an interest in the young people of this world trying to make it a better place."

    "Young people's heroes are musicians, so if you want to keep the establishment going you have to make sure that young people are controlled. One way to do that is to put people on the radio who aren't saying anything, not doing anything that might rattle the system."
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