Jul 27, 2023

No One Compared To Her

Sinéad O'Connor
1966 - 2023
One of the most gifted singer/songwriters, and a woman who I have the utmost love and respect for, passed away.  She was only 56 years old.

You're probably going to see and hear a lot about her mental health struggles and various conflicts and controversies from all of the usual suspects.  Instead of indulging in exploitative journalism and garbage on social media, lets honor her memory by reaching out to someone you care about who is fighting their own battles and let them know that you are a safe person for them to turn to, and lets remember this artist for the music that she shared with those who wanted to listen.
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?

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
Whatever it may bring
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...