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

“Where Have You Been?”

Composed by Sinéad O'Connor/John Reynolds

1 version

3:02

I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss album

Lyrics

What does it mean when a man’s eyes turn black
When you’re making love?
What does it mean when a man’s eyes turn black?
Tell me, ‘cause I never seen something quite scared me like that.
I saw darkness where I should have seen light,
And it wasn’t the beautiful darkness of night,
But a thing of a kind that would cause a fright.
I saw darkness where I should have seen light.
Where have you been? Where have you been?
Eyes more frightening, I’ve never seen.
What do they want with me? What do they want with me?
Eyes more frightening, I’ve never seen.
Same as it means when a prince’s eyes turn white,
Sitting by his door in the midnight,
Tin-foil on his windows ‘cause he can’t take light,
And it wasn’t the beautiful wisdom of light
But a white of a kind that would give you a fright,
Colour all gone, no iris in sight;
I saw darkness where I should have seen light.
Where have you been? Where have you been?
Eyes more frightening, I’ve never seen.
What do they want with me? What do they want with me?
Eyes more frightening I’ve never seen.
Same when the friend of the prince spikes your smoke
Hoping to make you a mess and a joke.
But you never were his, you never were his,
No matter what he did.
Where have you been? Where have you been?
Eyes more frightening I’ve never seen.
What do they want with me? What do they want with me?

Musicians

Source: I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss

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