Album: The Lion and the Cobra (1987)
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  • 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
    Oh 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 liar Writer/s: Sinead O'Connor
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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Comments: 3

  • Kashmeera from Berlin"She has claimed to have been physically, sexually and mentally abused by her mother, but her claims have been disputed by other members of her family."

    This is painful to read. Do you not know, that it is very common, that victims are called liars, when they speak up about abuse? It is very human. It is just much easier to handle, that a child lied than to realize that a person in your family (who you may adore) is a sex offender.

    I think it would have been enough, if you just wrote "She has claimed to have been physically, sexually and mentally abused by her mother."
  • Mike Degroff from Lilburn, GaJohn from LA.,
    Do your homework on this song. Interpretation is different than investigation, and you are certainly doing the former. O'Conner has been more than clear about the song's meaning in interviews. It involves O'Conner's mother visiting her in a children's care home and her mother making excuses for abusive behavior.
  • John from Los Angeles, CaThe lyrics of this song don't match up with the abuse theory above at all. It's a song about losing someone to someone else and the anger that arises from that.

    Geesh.

    Maybe they thought they were commenting on Hell is for Children by Pat Benatar.
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