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Tuesday 11 January 2022

I'll Lie Here Forever

It's difficult to find adequate words to say about Sinead O'Connor, the loss of her son Shane, and the pain she and Shane's father must be feeling at the moment. Even with everything we've been through recently to lose a child to suicide is just unimaginable. Her Tweets over the weekend have been full of rage and anguish although she had softened her tone towards the hospital yesterday. I hope she can find some way through it. 

This song was from her 1990 album I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got, the album that brought her the worldwide fame that seems to have blighted her life ever since. The words to I Am Stretched On Your Grave are from an anonymous 17th century Irish poem titled 'Táim sínte ar do thuama', translated by Irish writer Frank O'Connor. For her version with Nellee Hooper producing, Sinead sings over Clyde Stubblefield's famous drum break from James Brown's Funky Drummer while a very Massive Attack bassline bubbles away. The final minute, where the Irish fiddle takes over, is some finale too. 

I Am Stretched On Your Grave


Rol said...

Sinead has had such a hard time with her own life and mental health over the past few years. Like you, I really hope that she finds a way through this.

Michael Doherty said...

So so sad.


Swiss Adam said...

This one too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujDxGbzF7LM

Michael Doherty said...

Yeah, that's a superb track.

Unknown said...

So sad... Beautiful song