Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Be Still”

by Peace Together

3 versions

4:30

Be Still” single

4:30 (as "Be Still (feat. Elizabeth Fraser)") Robin Guthrie remix

Fraser does all of the lead vocals, and only the refrain "Children, be still" is sung by Sinéad

Be Still” single
Peace Together charity album

11:59 Sabres of Paradise remix

instrumental, and barely recognizable as "Be Still"

Be Still” single

Lyrics

(Source: as heard)

(Sinéad)
Children, be still. (la, la, la, la, la)
Children, be still.
Lace curtains drawn for self-respect
Ripped down and torn,
Now the neighbors will (never forget) never forget.
(Peter Gabriel) Don't let them forget.
Time get hard, and get harder still. (still)
(la, la, la, la, la)
(Sinéad & ?)
A crack in the pane, the gap between (between)
Those who remain and those who have been.
I'm cracked and scratched,
Bloodied, but just one thing
One thing stays the same.
Time get hard, and get harder still. (I will be still, I will be still.)
Time get hard, and get harder still. (Harder still.)
(la, la, la, la, la)
(Sinéad)
Children.
Time get hard, and get harder still.
Birthday present from the rag and bone shop,
A heart that works too well, a heart that won't stop
Beating, but sometimes I wish it would stop (stop).
Time get hard, and get harder still. (I will be still.)
Time get hard, and get harder still. (Harder still, harder still.)
Time get hard, and get harder still. (Harder still.)
Time get hard, (whoa) and get harder still. (Harder still.)
(la, la, la, la, la)
(Sinéad)
Children.
Be still.
Children.
(Peter Gabriel) I will be still.

Notes

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A junk or second-hand shop. The phrase originally referred to rag and bone collectors, who went house to house gathering scraps, which they then reused, recycled, or sold.

Musicians

Sinéad O'Connor vocals

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