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

“If You Had a Vineyard”

Composed by Sinéad O'Connor

(Source: Theology)

4 versions

6:18

Dublin sessions

Theology album

6:34

London sessions

If You Had a Vineyard / Jeremiah (Something Beautiful)” promo single
Theology album

6:39

live 2006.11.08 at The Sugar Club, Dublin

Live at the Sugar Club (mixed) promo download
Theology album
Theology: Live at the Sugar Club limited edition album and DVD
Theology: En concert à Dublin CD + DVD

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video; live 2006.11.08 at The Sugar Club, Dublin

Theology: Live at the Sugar Club limited edition album and DVD
Theology: En concert à Dublin CD + DVD

Lyrics

(Source: Theology)

If U had a vineyard
On a fruitful hill,
And U fenced it and cleared it
Of all stones until
U planted it
With the choicest of vine,
And U even built a tower,
And a press to make wine,
And U looked that it would bring forth sweet grapes,
And it gave only wild grapes,
What would you say?
Jerusalem and Judah,
U be the judges, I pray,
Between me and my vineyard.
This is what God says.
What more could I have done in it
That I did not do in it?
Why when I ask it for sweetness,
It brings only bitterness?
For the vineyard of The Lord of Hosts
Is the house of Israel,
And the men of Judah,
His pleasant plant.
And he looks for justice but beholds oppression,
And he hopes for equality, but hears a cry.
Jerusalem and Judah,
This is God's reply.
Sadness will come to those who build house to house
And lay field to field, 'til there's room
For none but U to dwell in the land,
Oh, in the land.
And sadness will come to those who call evil good
And good evil,
Who present darkness as light and light as darkness,
Who present as sweetness only the things
Which are
Bitterness.
For the vineyard of The Lord of Hosts
Is the house of Israel,
And the men of Judah, his pleasant plant.
Oh, that my eyes were a fountain of tears,
That I might weep for my people.
For every boot stamped with fierceness,
For every cloak rolled in blood,
Jerusalem and Judah,
I'd cry if I could.

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