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

“This Is to Mother You”

Composed by Sinéad O'Connor

3 versions

3:13

Universal Mother album
Gospel Oak” EP
3 Music Videos promo video compilation
This Is to Mother You” promo single

? live performance from the Late Show with David Letterman

This Is to Mother You” promo single

2:55 feat. Mary J. Blige & Martha B.

This Is to Mother You” single
Nettwerk Presents the Songs of Sinéad O'Connor promo compilation

Lyrics

(Source: Gospel Oak)

This is to mother you,
To comfort you and get you through,
Through when your nights are lonely,
Through when your dreams are only blue,
This is to mother you.
This is to be with you,
To hold you and to kiss you, too,
For when you need me, I will do
What your own mother didn't do.
This is to mother you.
All the pain that you have known,
All the violence in your soul,
All the "wrong" things you have done,
I will take from you when I come.
All mistakes made in distress,
All your unhappiness,
I will take away with my kiss,
I will give you tenderness.
For child, I am so glad I've found you.
Although my arms have always been around you,
Sweet bird, although you did not see me,
I saw you.
And I'm here to mother you,
To comfort you and get you through,
Through when your nights are lonely,
Through when your dreams are only blue,
This is to mother you.

Produced by John Reynolds

(Source: Gospel Oak)

Musicians

(Source: Gospel Oak)

Sinéad O'Connor vocals
John Reynolds drums
Clare Kenny drums
Justin Adams guitar
Caroline Dale cellos
Carol Isaacs piano, accordion
Ian Stanley key sounds
Davy Spillane low and high whistles

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