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

“Nothing Compares 2 U”

Composed by Prince

10 versions

5:08

4:46

edit

5:32/5:60 live video version

live

5:41

live at Vicar Street, Dublin

5:17

live on AVO Session Basel

4:00

edit; not the same as the 4:46 edit

2:06

studio version runs from about 11:40 to 13:46

5:42 live from Iceland

5:36

Lyrics

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

It's been seven hours & fifteen days
Since u took your love away.
I go out every night & sleep all day
Since u took your love away.
Since u been gone, I can do whatever I want,
I can see whomever I choose.
I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant.
But nothing,
I said nothing can take away these blues,
'Cos nothing compares,
Nothing compares 2 u.
It's been so lonely without you here,
Like a bird without a song.
Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling.
Tell me, baby, where did I go wrong?
I could put my arms around every boy I see,
But they'd only remind me of you.
I went to the doctor and guess what he told me,
Guess what he told me.
He said, "Girl, u better have fun
No matter what u do."
But he's a fool,
'Cos nothing compares,
Nothing compares 2 u.
All the flowers that u planted, mama,
In the back yard
All died when u went away.
I know that living with u baby was sometimes hard,
But I'm willing to give it another try,
'Cos nothing compares,
Nothing compares 2 u.
Nothing compares,
Nothing compares 2 u.

Produced by Sinéad O'Connor and Nellee Hooper

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

Musicians

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

Sinéad O'Connor vocals, acoustic guitar arranged by
Karl Wallinger arranged by

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