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

“The Last Day of Our Acquaintance”

Composed by Sinéad O'Connor

8 versions

4:40

I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got album
Thank You for Hearing Me promo compilation album
So Far...The Best of Sinéad O'Connor compilation album
Sinéad O'Connor compilation album
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (limited edition) album
Essential compilation album
Trente Hits Incontournables compilation album
Alle 30 Goed compilation album
All the Best compilation album

5:36 live

This IS a Rebel Song” single

6:27 live October 1990

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

?

live 1995 at the Glastonbury Festival

5:58

live at Vicar Street, Dublin

She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty album

5:47 live

Slightly longer version of the live version on other countries' releases.

Musicians

(Source: best guess)

Sinéad O'Connor vocals
John Reynolds drums
Clare Kenny bass guitar
? background vocals

Credits

Recorded live at Chastain Park, Atlanta. Engineered by Dieter van Denzel. Produced and mixed by John Reynolds and engineered by Nick Sykes at Rooster Studios, London.

5:37 live at West 54th

4:40 live from London

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

Lyrics

(Source: I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got)

This is the last day of our acquaintance.
I will meet you later in somebody's office.
I'll talk, but you won't listen to me.
I know what your answer will be.
I know you don't love me anymore.
You used to hold my hand when the plane took off.
Two years ago, there just seemed so much more,
And I don't know what happened to our love.
Today' s the day.
Our friendship has been stale,
And we will meet later to finalise the details.
Two years ago, the seed was planted,
And since then you have taken me for granted.
But this is the last day of our acquaintance. (Ho ho ho.)
I will meet you later in somebody's office.
I'll talk, but you won't listen to me.
I know your answer already.
I know your answer already.

Quotes

(Source: John Reynolds)

Last Day Of Our Acquaintance came from Sinead and I jamming in the studios, trying out a song I'd never before heard. Sinead was saying 'Come in when I get loud and come out when I nod my head', but after the first run-through we decided it was as close to perfection as it ever could be. Jah Wobble's contribution to the track was added the following week.

Musicians

(Source: I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got)

Sinéad O'Connor vocals, acoustic guitar
Jah Wobble bass
John Reynolds drums

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