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

“No Matter How Hard I Try (demo)”

Composed by Sinéad O'Connor/Brian Eno/Dave Stewart

1 version

4:24

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

Lyrics

(Source: as heard)

No matter how hard I try,
I can't make you recognize me.
You're even seeing my face,
Though I shut down the place.
No matter how hard I cry,
You aren't able to try,
And you're like a broken door.
I could cry forevermore.
No matter how hard I try,
I can't make like I
Don't care that our marriage died.
No matter how hard I try.
My friends say to me,
"Darling, don't be so unhappy.
You just need to know you're lovely."
But it's not that easy.
When you can't love me,
How can I believe I'm lovely?
Or know how to begin?
I can't just take it on the chin.
You don't forgive anything;
You forget everything.
What about the joy I bring?
No matter how hard you try,
You can't make like I
Didn't give birth to your child.
Oh, all I want to see is
You and me raise our baby
In as much peace and harmony
As we've never seen.
And my man loves me so,
And you can't make me make him go,
When you don't want me anyway.
So it's too late to say.
Your jealousy, it can mean nothing to me.
And one thing I've learned,
I deserve to be loved, not burned.
No matter how hard you try,
You can't make like I'm
Not a good mother to our child,
Our child.

Produced by Sinéad O'Connor, Brian Eno, and Dave Stewart

(Source: She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty)

Musicians

(Source: best guess)

Sinéad O'Connor vocals

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