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

“My Special Child”

Composed by Sinéad O'Connor

3 versions


My Special Child” single
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (limited edition) album

3:55 radio edit

My Special Child” single

4:41 instrumental version

My Special Child” single


(Source: as heard)

I think about my little girl,
Her yellow skin and her dark curls,
And how her father's heart was frozen.
I spoke to her and I said,
"You won't regret the mother you have chosen."
I lied; where is she tonight?
I left him; now we're apart,
And I think about his cruel heart
And how his lies have left mine broken.
To think that I spoke to him, and I said,
"She won't regret the father she has chosen."
I lied; where is he tonight?
You were precious to me;
After all, I called you into being.
I wanted to love you.
Yes, you were precious to me. (Your mother, she has chosen.)
And I miss my little boy,
I strayed away, so far away and I
Need him tonight,
To feel his hands around my face,
His loving eyes, his happy face would be
So right.
Well, I sat in my husband's car,
Him in my arms,
Woke up and saw me crying.
My heart wouldn't work.
This he did, my special child,
He touched my face with his hand and smiled, oh, why,
Everything's alright.
Don't cry; everything's alright.
Don't cry; Jake's here tonight.
Don't hide; Jake's here alive.

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