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

“Negative Vibes”

by Damien Dempsey

Composed by Damien Dempsey

2 versions

3:01 radio version

4:46

Negative Vibes” single
Seize the Day album

Lyrics

(Source: Seize the Day)

Lord, won't you give me the strength to be strong, and be true?
Cos, Lord, when the devil gets into my head, I'm so blue.
Lord, won't you give me the strength to be strong, and be true?

You knock me--if you're so mighty, why waste your time with me?
If I'm bad, ignorant and sad,
Why waste your time? You're mad.
You're just mad because your life is sad;
You've done nothing worthwhile.
Twist the knife
Because you hate your life;
My life you want to spoil.

Well, I'm never going to let
Your negative vibes and comments
Get through to my psyche and cripple me.
I'm never going to let
Your negative vibes and comments
Get through to my psyche and cripple me.
I never will forget
The suffering that my people went through
In my country and overseas.
I'm never going to let
Your negative vibes and comments
Get through to my psyche and cripple me.

Lord, won't you give me the strength to be strong, and be true?
Cos, Lord, when the devil gets into my head, I'm so blue.
Lord, won't you give me the strength to be strong, and be true?

We're no use. Verbal abuse,
That's all you have to give.
You preach nil, you're so cynical,
Jesus, wake up and live.
Your bad vibe will drive away your tribe,
And where will you be then?
All alone,
Heart as cold as stone,
Hurting yourself again.

Well, I'm never going to let
Your negative vibes and comments
Get through to my psyche and cripple me.
I'm never going to let
Your negative vibes and comments
Get through to my psyche and cripple me.
I never will forget
The suffering that my people went through
In my country and overseas.

I'm never going to let
Your negative vibes and comments
Get through to my psyche and cripple me.

Lord, won't you give me the strength to be strong, and be true?
Cos, Lord, when the devil gets into my head, I'm so blue.
Lord, won't you give me the strength to be strong, and be true?
Cos, Lord, when the devil gets into my head, I'm so blue.
So blue,
So blue.

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