It's been seven hours and fifteen days
Since you took your love away
I go out every night and sleep all day
Since you took your love away
Since you been gone I can do whatever I want
I can see whomever I choose
I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant
But nothing ...
I said nothing can take away these blues,
but noth (i missed a chord there)
nothing compares ...
Nothing compares to you
(I'm playing the wrong key, I'm sorry)

It's been so lonely without you here
Like a bird without a song
Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling
Tell me baby where did I go wrong?
I could put my arms around every girl I see
But they'd only remind me of you
went to the doctor guess what he told me
Guess what he told me?
He said, son, you better have fun
No matter what you do
But he's a fool ...
'Cause nothing compares...
Nothing compares to you...

All the flowers that you planted, mama
In the back yard
All died when you went away
I know that living with you baby was sometimes hard
But I'm willing to give it another try
'Cause nothing compares...
No Nothing compares
Nothing Compares to you...


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Nothing Compares to You (Sinead O'Connor cover) song meanings
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    General Commentuhm...the original version of this song is by a women...is she gay r something wtf?????????
    ×£ø§ê®×on February 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthrice did a version of this song? That's amazing. I've never heard this version of this song, but I can imagine they could do it justice
    humbugon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSinead O Conor was far from gay, Thrice changed the sex of the character in the song, son was girl, and so on... please don't insult what you don't know
    TeenSpyGirlon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is abt a girlfriend that is very domineering and the man cannot stand it but he love her alot... until finally 1 day she left him the man then found out that nothing in the world compares to her...
    rockermybabyon March 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI had always thought it was a Prince song and he let Sinead Oconnor use it after the death of her mother, and she sang it in reference to her mother passing away....maybe it was just me....
    ksm1luvon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentall i can say is ..... the way that thrice did it was awesome. you can feel and hear the emotion in dustin's voice ....
    _untitled83_on August 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the video for this, its so heartful.. the director went all over paris and filmed all these amazing sites and buildings, then when it came down to it they thought it was more powerful just her face on screne.. no shes not a lesbain.. and when she crys its real tears as she was crying about how her mum had died and all this other stuff. yeah... well dont diss me if i got any of that wrong!
    beandipper68on August 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment×£ø§ê®×, Sinead O'connor isn't gay. It's easy to change boy to girl and girl to son, as this band did.

    Also, I heard this was about her boyfriend who dumped her. Despite the word 'mama' apparently being in the song at one point, she repeatedly says 'baby' and makes references to things that you might do when getting over a boyfriend, like seeing whomever she wants and putting her arms around every boy she sees.
    jcvampon September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPrince wrote this bad boy as; “Nothing Compares 2 U,” and best as i know, he wasn't thinking about anyone in Sinead's life when he wrote it. It's possible that she was thinking about a boyfriend or whomever when she was performing it though.
    walnutbutton October 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song was actually written after the death of her son I believe she wrote it 7 hours and 15 days after his death :P
    treor14on October 30, 2006   Link

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