"Prayer For England" as written by Robert Del Naja, Neil Davidge, Grantley Marshall and Sinead O'connor....
In the name of, and by the power of
The holy spirit
May we invoke your intercession for
The children of England
Some of whom have seen
Murder so obscene

Some of whom have been taken
Let not another child be slain
Let not another search be made in vain
Jah forgive us for forgetting
Jah help us, we need more loving
You see the teachers are representing you
So badly that not many can see you
Let not another child be slain
Let not another search be made in vain

Jah calls the ones whose
Beliefs killed children to
Feel the love of you and be healed
And may we all cry too
For representing you so badly, so badly

Jah forgive us for forgetting
Oh Jah help us to be forgiving
The teachers are representing you
So badly that not many can see you
Let not another search be made in vain
Let not another child be slain


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"A Prayer for England" as written by Robert Del Naja Neil James Davidge

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    General CommentThe meaning to this is painfully obvious; quit misrepresenting Jah ("God") and learn to be more civil.
    RedSenateon November 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIs it Sinead O'Connor who is singing this song?
    dusandon October 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyes, its
    psychobainon August 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentReminds me a bit, of this >>

    So Abram rose, and clave the wood, and went,
    And took the fire with him, and a knife.
    And as they sojourned both of them together,
    Isaac the first-born spake and said, My Father,
    Behold the preparations, fire and iron,
    But where the lamb for this burnt-offering?
    Then Abram bound the youth with belts and strops,
    And builded parapets and trenches there,
    And stretched forth the knife to slay his son.
    When lo! an angel called him out of heaven,
    Saying, Lay not thy hand upon the lad,
    Neither do anything to him. Behold,
    A ram, caught in a thicket by its horns;
    Offer the Ram of Pride instead of him.

    But the old man would not so, but slew his son,
    And half the seed of Europe, one by one.

    This song one of the best of the 100th Window imo :)
    alterEgoon October 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSinead is lamenting two things: Firstly, that organised religion has lost its way and is teaching rubbish, such that most people cannot know God as He intended. And secondly that men's hearts have become so evil that even children are abducted and murdered. She is praying for the Holy Spirit to intervene and stop the madness. If you read up on her previous protests against the Catholic Church and their cover up of child abuse by Catholic priests, it makes perfect sense.
    MisterBungleon November 19, 2011   Link

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