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

“The State I'm In”

Composed by Scott Cutler/Anne Preven

1 version

4:11

Faith and Courage album

Lyrics

(Source: Faith and Courage)

I'm circling around the sun,
Hoping for a chance to see
You above everyone,
To take rescue me from this heat.
I'm waiting for the night to fall,
And it's been days.
Are you sorry yet?
You took our one and final breath
When the flag was halfway down.
Just look at me now...
Oooooh--it's like a breeze blowing deep beneath my skin.
Oooooh--Won't you help me out of the state I'm in.
Oooooh--I can't stand myself since you've been gone;
There's nothing there to lean upon.
Walk into a photograph
That waiter took so well.
Oooh, if I could only laugh
Like that girl did at some hotel.
I call out to anyone,
But not too loud.
I'm not ready yet
To share the phone or TV set.
Oh, I may never come
It's a long, long way to come.
Out of this one...
Oooooh--it's like a breeze blowing deep beneath my skin.
Oooooh--Won't you help me out of the state I'm in.
Oooooh--I can't stand myself since you've been gone;
There's nothing there to lean upon.
And now it seems so fatal;
The last stone we left uncradled.
And I ask you are you sorry yet,
Are you sorry yet?
Are you sorry yet?
Cuz I may never come
Out of this one...
Oooooh--it's blowing deep.
Oooooh--and I can't get out.
Oooooh--no, I can't get out, I can't get out.
Oooooh--it's blowing deep beneath my skin.
The state I'm in,
This is the state I'm in,
The state I'm in,
This is the state...I'm...in.

Notes

Originally recorded by the obscure alternative rock band Ednaswap in 1995. (They're best known for writing "Torn," which became a worldwide hit for Natalie Imbruglia when she covered it a few years later.) Anne Preven and Scott Cutler were founding members of Ednaswap, and even though the band was effectively defunct by 2000, all of the band members perform on Sinéad's cover version.

Produced by Scott Cutler and Anne Preven

(Source: Faith and Courage)

Musicians

(Source: Faith and Courage)

Sinéad O'Connor vocals, background vocals
Rusty Anderson guitars
Paul Bushnell bass
Scot Coogan drums
Zak Rae keys
Dave Levitta keys
Anne Preven background vocals
Jeff Turzo drum programming

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