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

“Black Boys on Mopeds”

Composed by Sinéad O'Connor

4 versions

3:53

I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got album
Sinéad O'Connor compilation album
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (limited edition) album
Essential compilation album
Trente Hits Incontournables compilation album
Alle 30 Goed compilation album
All the Best compilation album

4:10 live October 1990

Year of the Horse live video
The Value of Ignorance / The Year of the Horse live DVD reissue

3:46 live on MTV Unplugged

MTV Unplugged: Finest Moments live movie

3:57 live from Iceland

How About I Be Me (and You Be You)? album

Lyrics

(Source: I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got)

Marga ret Thatcher on t.v.,
Shocked by the deaths that took place in Bei jing.
It seems strange that she should be offended;
The same orders are given by her.
I've said this before now.
You said I was childish & you'll say it now.
"Remember what I told you:
If they hated me, they will hate you."
England' s not the mythical land of Madame George & roses,
It's the home of police who kill black boys on mopeds,
And I love my boy, & that' s why I'm leaving.
I don't want him to be aware that there's
Any such thing as grieving.
Young mother down at Smithfield,
5 a.m., looking for food for her kids.
In her arms she holds three cold babies,
And the first word that they learned was "please."
These are dangerous days--
To say what you feel is to dig your own grave.
"Remember what I told you:
If you were of the world, they would love you."
England' s not the mythical land of Madame George & roses,
It's the home of police who kill black boys on mopeds,
And I love my boy, & that' s why I'm leaving.
I don't want him to be aware that there' s
Any such thing as grieving.

Musicians

(Source: I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got)

Sinéad O'Connor vocals, acoustic guitar arranged by
Karl Wallinger arranged by

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