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

“Just Call Me Joe”

Composed by Black Moon.E

3 versions

5:51

The Lion and the Cobra album
Essential compilation album
Essential compilation album
Trente Hits Incontournables compilation album
Alle 30 Goed compilation album
All the Best compilation album

5:18 live

BBC Radio One session, Winter '87, first broadcast on the Janice Long Show on 18th January 1988

I Want Your (Hands on Me)” single

5:12 1988/06/03 live at The Dominion Theatre, London, UK

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

Lyrics

(Source: The Healing Room of Sinead O'Connor)

We came here across the great divide
Into the city, slander all eyes.
We found a great love as we fell inside.
They could not touch us as we'd go by.
I've seen you the first time in Trogny's bar
But I'll see you later, we'll talk of black.
We'll meet up for sure, oh will we not?
Away from all of the friends that you've got
Oh no, oh no.
I said don't call me sir;
Oh, just call me Joe.
Don't call me lady;
Just call me Joe.
Don't call me mister;
Oh, just call me Joe.
Don't call me sweetheart;
Just call me Joe.
You wear the best clothes that I've ever seen.
I've seen your light and your poetry,
And it's the best thing that there's ever been.
You're both the beauty and the beast.
That's how it is and that's how it end
Into another city where you live far away
That's how it is and that's how it end
You've seen my face but you've never heard my name
Oh no, oh oh.
I said don't call me sir;
Oh, just call me Joe.
Don't call me lady;
Just call me Joe.
Don't call me mister;
Just call me Joe.
Don't call me sweetheart;
Just call me Joe.
"We never said goodbye, I said carry your purses with you now I have regards to you about our night this weekend and i'm giving you information...the leaves, the leaves they like your teeth. Come on I'm not going to force you now I had this, this annoying dream. This technology of ours..there's this place that is ever so refined that one one knows and a storm boomer with white light action..life is the shadow of a fish, multiple electrical systems you fly through, traffic lights that may open a door...a bunch of computer systems as clear as a cut crystal painting...infinite selections as clear as a crystal show...weapons, tanks, lasers, and aircraft moving across the sky, and huge missles, nuclear warheads that stand out more than anything...ultimate satellites, spy cameras, infared sensors, you, you can hear the thunder and positive thnking and start to say: I'll make more human development practices..you don't have to go and stop your field practices..such as human rights violations, yeah come up and see me sometime if you never ever want to intensify all communication, listen to what i'm not saying over and over...I feel as if some traveller returned"

Produced by Paul Watts (BBC Radio One session, Winter '87)

(Source: I Want Your (Hands on Me))

Musicians

(Source: The Lion and the Cobra)

Sinéad O'Connor all vocals
Kevin Mooney all guitars, bass
John Reynolds drum kit, drum machine
Leslie Winer spoken words (uncredited)

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