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

“Something Beautiful”

Composed by Sinéad O'Connor

(Source: Theology)

7 versions

5:29

Dublin sessions

If You Had a Vineyard / Jeremiah (Something Beautiful)” promo single
Theology album
Rivers of Babylon” promo single
Something Beautiful: The Sinéad O'Connor Theology Conversation promo album

5:15

London sessions

Theology album
Something Beautiful: The Sinéad O'Connor Theology Conversation promo album

6:03

live 2006.11.08 at The Sugar Club, Dublin

Live at the Sugar Club (mixed) promo download
Theology album
Theology: En concert à Dublin CD + DVD

3:59 radio edit

London sessions

Something Beautiful” promo single

4:59

exclusive, live in-studio performance

FUV Live Volume 11 various artists live album

6:03

live 2006.11.08 at The Sugar Club, Dublin. Quite a bit longer than the version on the Best Buy edition of Theology

Theology: Live at the Sugar Club limited edition album and DVD

6:17

video; live 2006.11.08 at The Sugar Club, Dublin

Theology album
Theology: Live at the Sugar Club limited edition album and DVD
Theology: En concert à Dublin CD + DVD

Lyrics

(Source: Theology)

I wanna make
Something beautiful
For U and from U,
To show U,
To show U,
I adore U,
Oh, U.
And your journey
Toward me
Which I see,
And I see,
All U push through,
Mad for U,
And because of U.
I couldn't thank U in ten thousand years,
If I cried ten thousand rivers of tears.
Ah, but U know the soul and U know what makes it gold,
U who give life through blood,
Blood, blood, blood. Oh, blood, blood.
Oh, I wanna make something
So lovely for U,
'Cos I promised that's what I'd do for U
With the Bible I stole.
I know U forgave my soul,
Because such was my need on a chronic Christmas Eve,
And I think we're agreed that it should have been free,
And U sang to me.
They dress the wounds of my poor people,
As though they're nothing.
Saying, "Peace, peace,"
When there's no peace,
When there's no peace.
Now can a bride forget her jewels?
Or a maid, her ornaments?
Yet my people forgotten me.
Days without number,
Days without number.
And in their want,
Oh, in there their want,
And in their want.
Who'll dress their wounds?
Who'll dress their wounds?

Notes

Bible I stole:

Sinéad was sent to the Grianßn Training Centre, a reform school in Dublin, after she was caught shoplifting, although I don't know whether this refers to that particular incident.

chronic:

Slang for marijuana. I'm sure that Sinéad had this meaning in mind.

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