Sister Sinead

Album: Closer To The Bone (2009)
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  • I'm singing this song for my sister Sinead
    Concerning the god awful mess that she made
    When she told them her truth just as hard as she could
    Her message profoundly was misunderstood

    There's humans entrusted with guarding our gold
    And humans in charge of the saving of souls
    And humans responded all over the world
    Condemning that bald headed brave little girl

    And maybe she's crazy and maybe she ain't
    But so was Picasso and so were the saints
    And she's never been partial to shackles or chains
    She's too old for breaking and too young to tame

    It's askin' for trouble to stick out your neck
    In terms of a target a big silhouette
    But some candles flicker and some candles fade
    And some burn as true as my sister Sinead

    And maybe she's crazy and maybe she ain't
    But so was Picasso and so were the saints
    And she's never been partial to shackles or chains
    She's too old for breaking and too young to tame

Comments: 2

  • Gavin from Dublin, IrelandNot sure where Pjironed in that other comment is getting those "facts" from. Pure nonsense. I can assure you the only people who "dislike" Sinead are possibly the old school religious types. Or people who have no idea why she tore up that picture.
    People like myself appreciate her amazing voice, contribution to music, the way she stood up for what she believed in and the fact that she took a stand against the Catholic church; who at the time, refused to acknowledge the atrocities that priest and nuns had carried out in Ireland and all over the world. She was a pioneer in many ways.

    She also absolutely did not blame the Irish people on the famine. Absolutely ridiculous, false statement. You only have to look at her song, Famine, to see that.
  • Pjironed from Dublin, IrelandI saw him perform this song in Dublin, Ireland. Little did he know Sinead O'Connor is extremely disliked by many Irish people especially older members which the audience was mostly made up of. You could see he was not happy with the audience's audible comments about her as he sang this song.
    She also blamed the Irish people for the great famine which the country's population never recovered from to this day. A bit like blaming the citizens of Ethiopia for their famines. She is a bit of laughing stock in Ireland rather than some outspoken person with pearls of wisdom.
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