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

“Chiquitita”

Composed by Benny Andersson/Björn Ulvaeus

2 versions

4:21

Across the Bridge of Hope charity album
Chiquitita” promo single

3:51

edited version

She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty album
Love Hurts” promo single

Lyrics

(Source: Abba: Chiquitita)

Chiquitita, tell me what's wrong.
You're enchained by your own sorrow.
In your eyes, there is no hope for tomorrow.
How I hate to see you like this.
There is no way you can deny it, I know .
I can see that you're oh so sad, so quiet.
Chiquitita, tell me the truth.
I'm a shoulder you can cry on,
Your best friend.
I'm the one you must rely on.
You were always sure of yourself,
Now I see you've broken a feather.
(How it hurts to see you cry and how it hurts to see you sad.)
I hope we can patch it up together.
Chiquitita, you and I know
How the heartaches come and they go
And the scars they're leavin.'
You'll be dancin' once again,
And the pain will end.
You will have no time for grievin.'
Chiquitita, you and I cry,
But the sun is still in the sky
And shining above you. (Even though you cry, the sun is shining in the sky, so)
Let me hear you sing once more, (Let me hear you sing once more,)
Like you did before. (The way you used to do before.)
Sing a new song, Chiquitita.
Try once more, like you did before.
Sing a new song, Chiquitita.
So the walls came tumblin' down
And your love's a blown out candle.
All is gone, and it seems too hard to handle.
Chiquitita, tell me the truth.
There is no way you can deny it.
I see that you're oh so sad, so quiet.
Chiquitita, you and I know
How the heartaches come and they go
And the scars they're leavin.' (Even though [?], heartaches come and go)
You'll be dancin' once again, (Dancing once again...)
And the pain will end.
You will have no time for grievin.'
Chiquitita, you and I cry,
But the sun is still in the sky
And shining above you. (Even though you cry, the sun is shining in the sky, so)
Let me hear you sing once more, (Let me hear you sing once more,)
Like you did before. (The way you used to do before.)
Sing a new song, Chiquitita.
Try once more like you did before.
Sing a new song, Chiquitita.
Try once more like you did before.
Sing a new song, Chiquitita.

Notes

ABBA: "Chiquitita" b/w "Lovelight"

Produced by John Reynolds

(Source: Across the Bridge of Hope)

Videos and Sound Clips

Musicians

(Source: Across the Bridge of Hope)

Sinéad O'Connor vocals
John Reynolds drums, programming, piano, decks
Justin Adams Spanish guitar, electric guitar
David Catlin-Birch bass guitar
Caroline Dale strings

Credits

Produced and mixed by John Reynolds Mixing engineer: Tim Oliver Mastered by Tim Young at Metropolis Mastering with special thanks to: Lorraine Reid and all at Metropolis Studios, London, 'The North' at Dreamhire and FX Rentals

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