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

“We People Who Are Darker Than Blue”

Composed by Curtis Mayfield

(Source: Theology)

6 versions

3:56

Dublin sessions

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

4:25

London sessions

Theology album

4:01 (as "We People (Who Are Darker Than Blue)")

3:32 album radio edit

edit of the London sessions version.

3:58

live 2006.11.08 at The Sugar Club, Dublin

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

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video; live 2006.11.08 at The Sugar Club, Dublin

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

Lyrics

(Source: Theology)

We people, who are darker than blue,
Don't let us hang around this town
And let what others say come true.
We're just good for nothing, they all figure,
A boyish grown-up, shiftless jizzer.
Now we can't hardly stand for that,
Or is that really where it's at?
We people, who are darker than blue,
We've got no time for segregating.
I'm talking about brown and yellow, too.
I, a white girl, can't U tell,
I'm just the surface of our dark, deep well.
If your mind could really see,
You'd know your colour's same as me.
Pardon me, brother,
As U stand in your glory,
I know U won't mind
If I tell the whole story.
Now we have great respect
For the sister and the mother;
It's even better yet.
But there's the joker in the street
Loving one brother and killing the other.
When the time comes, and we are really free,
There'll be no brothers left to see.
We people, who are darker than blue,
Don't let us hang around this town
And let what others say come true.
We're just good for nothing, they all figure,
A boyish grown-up, shiftless jizzer.
Now we can't hardly stand for that,
Or is that really where it's at?

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