Sinéad (Source: The Guardian, November 17, 2011)
"I first heard the This Mortal Coil version in 1985, just weeks after my mother died in a car crash, when I was 17. That's how I got through my mother's death, lying on the floor curled up in a ball, listening to Song to the Siren nearly all day, every day, just bawling. I still can't move a muscle when I hear [Fraser] sing it." O'Connor avoided covering it for years, "because I was afraid of what it would bring up. But in 2009, my eldest child Jake left home, and you'd think someone had died, I was so bereft. It bought up grief that wasn't about him leaving, so it became important for me to get that shit out and gone."
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