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“Take Off Your Shoes”

Composed by Sinéad O'Connor/John Reynolds

2 versions

3:23 FOC187 Mix

Posted to Sinéad's MySpace page in mid-2011. It appears to be the same vocal recording as the later album version, but the instrumentation is very sparse and ethereal.

Take Off Your Shoes streaming audio

5:28

How About I Be Me (and You Be You)? album
Nettwerk Presents the Songs of Sinéad O'Connor promo compilation

Lyrics

(Source: as heard)

I bleed the blood of Jesus over you,
I bleed the blood of Jesus over you,
And over every fucking thing you do.
Seven times I bleed the blood of Jesus over you.
Take off your shoes--you're on hallowed ground,
Take off your shoes--you're on hallowed ground.
Even you can't lie when I'm around.
Take off your shoes--you're on hallowed ground.
Behold, I'm the last lamplight,
At the very end of your street,
I'm whispering something,
"Come closer to me,
Come closer to me."
I say you're running out of battery,
You're running out of battery,
And I don't see no bunnies
Around here.
If you believed at all in your breviary,
If you believed even in just the ghost of me,
You wouldn't now be so surprised to see me.
In vanity you took the name of me.
You brought me into infamy.
And now you're so surprised to see me,
And now you're so surprised to see me.
Behold, I'm the last lamplight
At the very end of your street,
I'm whispering something,
"Come closer to me,
Come closer to me."
I say you're running out of battery,
You're running out of battery,
And I don't see no bunnies
Around here.
Take off your shoes--you're on hallowed ground,
Take off your shoes--you're on hallowed ground.
Even you can't lie when I'm around.
Take off your shoes--you're on hallowed ground.
Take off your shoes--you're on hallowed ground.
Take off your shoes--you're on hallowed ground.
Even you can't lie when I'm around.
Take off your shoes--you're on hallowed ground.
I bleed the blood of Jesus over you,
I bleed the blood of Jesus over you.

Notes

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This stanza is only on the FOC187 version

I bleed the blood of Jesus over you,:

This stanza is only on the album version.

Musicians

(Source: How About I Be Me (and You Be You)?)

Sinéad O'Connor vocals
Julian Wilson keyboards
Clare Kenny bass guitar
Kevin Armstrong guitars
Tim Vanderkuil guitars
Damien Dempsey acoustic guitar
John Reynolds drums

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