"Special Cases" as written by Robert Del Naja, Neil Davidge, Grantley Marshall and Sinead O'connor....
Don't tell your man what you don't do right
Not tell him all the things that make you cry
But check yourself for your own shit / shame
And don't be making love like it's always

Take a look around the world
You see such bad things happening
There are many good men
Ask yourself is he one of them

the deadliest of sin is pride
Make you feel like you're always right
But they're always to the sides
It takes dirt to make love dirt to make a life

Take a look around the world
You see such mad things happening
There are few good men
Thank you lucky star that he's one of them


Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by XKatsuraX, Ode, dettawalker, feralONE

"Special Cases" as written by Neil Davidge Robert Del Naja

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  • +6
    General CommentTHESE ARE THE CORRECT LYRICS TO THIS SONG


    Don’t tell your man what he don’t do right
    Nor tell him all the things that make you cry
    But check yourself for your own shit
    And don’t be making out like it’s all his

    Take a look around the world
    You see such bad things happening
    There are many good men
    Ask yourself is he one of them

    The deadliest of sin is pride
    Make you feel like you’re always right
    But they’re always two sides
    It takes two to make love, two to make a life

    Take a look around the world
    You see such mad things happening
    There are few good men
    Thank your lucky star that he’s one of them
    Stockholm Syndromeon January 18, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe deadliest of sin is pride
    Make you feel like you’re always right
    But THERE ARE always TWO(2) sides
    It takes 2 to make love, 2 to make a life


    Where the hell did you get the impression she says "Dirt"? That dosnt even make sense!
    Secondly where in the hell did you get that line about they're always to the sides?? what does that mean, she sings about how pride always makes you feel always right but there is always 2 sides to everything

    someone please correct these lyrics! ahhhhhhhh

    Great song, needs no explination becuase its quite obvious what its about.
    Stockholm Syndromeon September 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the song that intentionally made me appreciate their music. The video did a lot to help that b/c it was so wierd, almost like an informatial for a multinational.
    Wether you like her or not, Sinaed O'Conner has the most brilliant voice too.
    missy blueon June 18, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can't possibly be the only person who thinks this song's lyrics are satirical, surely...
    1.) It's Sinead O'Connor - of "No man's woman fame..."
    2.) The lyrics seem to be mocking those people who tell women (especially) who are in abusive relationships to shut up and put up - "don't tell him all the things that make you cry".
    3.)The lyrics seem to paint the irony of pointing out that there are so many "mad things happening" and wondering at how many evil men(especially) there are out there to someone who probably knows all this first hand...
    namobaon March 03, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThank you Stockholm Syndrome for providing the real lyrics. What was the original poster thinking $$&?
    The videos to this song are great. They did two versions. The most commonly-played is from the guy's point of view but there is a rarer one from the French girl. V Original and disturbing.
    apathyordeathon September 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"It takes dirt to make love dirt to make a life "

    This is from an quote from somewhere, I can't remember where tho.
    That might be why ruben thought it was that.
    xdvron April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits more likely "dont tell your man what you don't do right"
    "check yourself for your own shame" (possibly shit, but it would definately sound stupid to sustain that word as she does)
    "And don’t be making out like it’s all his"
    its DEFINATELY "Two sides"- it sounds like to the because of her irish accent,
    and then its "two to make love" etc,
    TRUST ME
    lawon August 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlways found this an odd choice of single to release, but I really love the song.
    Sirius1on January 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA great antidote to all the "He Did Me Wrong" songs that get pumped out because they tell women what they want to hear.
    Odeon June 30, 2009   Link

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