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

“Vervaceous”

by James

1 version

5:41

Millionaires album

Lyrics

(Source: One of the Three)

Drifting through the atmosphere,
Through the afterglow,
Witnessing one thousand lives
Are blown, where the wind blows.
Falling in between the lines,
Never fitting in.
Someone tells me what's my crime:
Too thin,
I'm too thin.
Due to come back down, due to come back down,
Don't wanna, don't wanna land.
Due to come back down, due to come back down,
I don't wanna, don't wanna land,
Don't wanna, don't wanna land,
Land,
Land.
This time I've a starring role;
Hide the shape I'm in.
I'm too old to sacrifice for gold and skin,
For gold,
And skin,
For gold,
For gold.
Down, don't want to come back down, don't want to land.
Down, don't want to come down, down, don't want to land.
Down, don't want to come down, down, don't want to land.
Down, don't want to come back down, don't want to land.
(Sinéad)
Drifting through the atmosphere,
Floating through this land,
Sifting through one thousand years
Of sand,
All sand.
Drifting through the atmosphere,
Floating through this land,
Sifting through one thousand years
Of sand,
All sand.
Drifting through the atmosphere,
Floating through this land,
Sifting through one thousand years,
Of sand,
All sand.
Drifting through the atmosphere...

Quotes

Saul [Davies] (James's guitarist) (Source: One of the Three)

(on Sinéad's part in the song) She came down to the studio on night to see [Brian] Eno, He played her some of the stuff and she was dead cool. She asked if there was anything we'd like her to sing on, and we suggested 'Vervaceous'. It had previously just ended with music, quite turbulent, aggressive music, and its whole end section with her voice and these weird little pulses was Eno doing his thing. It's funny because she's got such a beautiful voice and he made her sound like a robot"

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