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

“The Dreaming of the Bones”

by Davy Spillane feat. Sinéad O'Connor

Composed by Davy Spillane/Sinéad O'Connor

1 version

6:15

The Sea of Dreams album

Lyrics

(Source: as heard)

My only love,
What will happen to me?
What will happen to me
When you are gone?
I'm frightened, love.
What will God do to me?
What will God do to me
When I am gone alone?
Child, I won't be gone.
See, I am in your soul
And in your song.
The calling of your heart
Has brought me in.
So good morning, love.
Shall I kiss your face?
Shall I give you a taste
Of what I'm dreaming of?
Child, I can't be gone.
See, I am in your soul
And in your song.
The calling of your heart
Has brought me on.
So good morning, love.
Shall I kiss your face?
Shall I give you a taste
Of what I'm dreaming of?
You are my only love.
You're my own softest love,
My only love.
Oh, ooh.
You're my own softest love,

Quotes

Sinéad O'Connor (Source: The Sinead O'Connor site: undated interview)

Out of all the songs I've worked on over the years, "Dreaming Of The Bones," which we recorded together, is one of my favorites. Davy told me the track was about the death of his father, and as I wrote the lyrics, it became a conversation where his father is talking to him: "Child, I can't be gone/ See, I'm in your soul and in your song/ The calling of your heart has brought me on."

Davy Spillane (Source: The Sinead O'Connor Site: undated interview)

[responding to Sinéad] I was so touched that you loved the music for "Dreaming Of The Bones" and chose to write the words for it. You were just like an angel. On a personal level, it meant an awful lot to me. I recognized that something special was happening, and "Dreaming Of The Bones," as you know, is magic.

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