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

“Kingdom of Rain”

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Composed by Matt Johnson

(Source: Mind Bomb)

2 versions

5:53

Mind Bomb album

5:52 remastered album version

Collaborations compilation album

Lyrics

(Source: Mind Bomb)

(Matt Johnson)
Tell me what you're thinking, baby.
Your heart's beating faster than mine.
And I know something's going on
In your life,
In your life,
In your life.
You were the girl I wanted to cry with.
You were the girl I wanted to die with.
(Sinéad)
And you were the boy who turned into the man,
Broke my heart and let go of my hand.
(both)
Our bed is empty, the fire is out.
And all the love we've got to give
Has all spurted out.
There's no more blood, and no more pain
In our kingdom of rain.
(Sinéad)
You think you know about life,
You think you know about love,
But when you put your hands inside me,
It doesn't even feel like I'm being touched.
And you were the boy I wanted to cry with,
You were the boy I wanted to die with.
You've moved further from my side, year by year,
While still making love, dutifully sincere.
(Matt)
But as silent as the car lights
That move across this room,
As cold as our bodies silhouetted by the moon.
And I would lie awake and wonder,
"Is it just me, or is this the way that love
Is supposed to be?"
Tell me what you told him, baby.
My heart's beating out of time with my mind,
And I know something's going wrong
In our lives.
(Sinéad)
I just wanted somebody to caress
This damsel in distress.
I just wanted somebody to undress
This damsel in distress.
I just wanted somebody to bless
This damsel in distress.
I just wanted somebody to possess
This young girl...
(both)
Our bed is empty, the fire is out.
All all the love we've got to give
Has all spurted out.
There's no more blood, there's no more pain
In our kingdom of rain.

Produced by Warne Livesey

(Source: Mind Bomb)

Videos and Sound Clips

Musicians

(Source: Mind Bomb)

Matt Johnson vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Sinéad O'Connor vocals
Johnny Marr electric guitar
James Eller bass guitar
David Palmer drums
Warne Livesey acoustic guitar, keyboards
Wix Hammond organ
Danny Cunningham congas
Pedro Haldemann bongos
Source: Mind Bomb

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