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

“8 Good Reasons”

Composed by Sinéad O'Connor/Graham Kearns/John Reynolds

2 versions

3:26

I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss album

3:06

8 Good Reasons” promo single

Lyrics

(Source: I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss)

Don’t know if I should quite sing this song.
Don’t know if it maybe might be wrong,
But then again it maybe might be right
To tell you 'bout the bullet and the red light.
You know I'm not from this place
I'm from a different time, different space,
And it's real uncomfortable
To be stuck somewhere
You just don't belong.
But I got eight good reasons to stick around,
Eight good reasons,
Well, maybe nine now.
I had a dream one night
About a bullet and a red light
You know, it felt alright.
You know, it actually felt quite nice.
If I could have gone
Without it hurting anyone,
Like a child, I would have found me mum,
Like a bird, I would have been flown.
You know I don't much like life.
I don't mind admitting that it ain't right.
You know I love to make music,
But my head got wrecked by the business--
Everybody wanting something from me,
They rarely ever wanna just know me.
I became the stranger no one sees.
Cut glass, I've crawled upon my knees,
But I got eight good reasons to stick around,
Eight good reasons,
Well, maybe nine now.

Musicians

Source: I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss

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