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

“The Lamb's Book of Life”

Composed by Sinéad O'Connor/Kevin Briggs

2 versions

4:58

Faith and Courage album

5:33 live from Dublin

How About I Be Me (and You Be You)? album

Lyrics

(Source: Faith and Courage)

Out of Ireland I have come.
Great hatred and little room
Maimed us at the start,
And now home just breaks my heart.
To America I have come.
I hope to bring your preachermen
Home to show my people how they can
Get their names back in the book of life of the lamb.
I know that I have done many things
To give you reason not to listen to me,
Especially as I have been so angry.
But if you knew me, maybe you would understand me.
Words can't express how sorry I am
If I ever caused pain to anybody.
I just hope that you can show compassion
And love me enough to please listen.
Out of Ireland I did run.
Great hatred and little room
Aimed to break my heart,
Wreck me up and tear me all apart.
To America I have come.
I hope to find a good preacher man
Who can show me how I can
Get my name back in the book of life of the lamb.
I bring these blessings with me,
A strong heart, full of hope and a feeling
That everything in this world would be okay
If people just believed enough in God to pray.
But the world thinks that sounds crazy,
And that's the thing that makes me want to sing so sadly,
To think that we would leave God so lonely,
To think that we would mess up our own destiny.
Out of history we have come
With great hatred and little room.
It aims to break our hearts,
Wreck us up and tear us all apart.
But if we listen to the Rasta man,
He can show us how it can be done.
To live in peace and live as one,
Get our names back in the book of the lamb.

Produced by Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs

(Source: Faith and Courage)

Musicians

(Source: Faith and Courage)

Sinéad O'Connor vocals
Derek Scott guitar
Lil John drums
Kieran Kiely low whistle
Simon Mundey programming
She'kspere midi & sound

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