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Nothing Compares To You (Prince Cover) song meanings
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    General Commenti love this song. i think it's about someone leaving you and how hard it is to get over them and how nothing compares to that person.
    jdeeregirlohon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about being broken up with. it sucks so much when everyone just tells you to move on, because no matter what people say, you know that you're just completely broken. it's about realizing what you had too late to do anything about it.
    catherinekson May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI cry whenever I hear this song......
    Yollieon June 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentif any of you has seen the video for that song...when shes walking through paris...the tears are real...he mother died...or sum1 told me...
    blueon June 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song was adapted by sinead after her mum died, i read it in an interview
    luv_burns_meon September 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis was one of the songs i cried my eyes out to when iw as upset when i realised it was over between me and my boy.
    everythign about it is just so emotional. i think the song explains itself, and you only really need the title to work it out. its about someone leaving you, and you being torn to pieces because it feels like nothing will ever compare to them.
    i prefer this to princes original
    little_miss_failureon December 30, 2005   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 CommentI think the break up fits more than the death explanation for the single line "but I'm willing to give it another try".


    You're both right - Prince broke up with his girlfriend, and lost his mother to cancer at around the same time, and the song is generally about him being in a state of depression - seeing therapists etc etc.

    Some of the lyrics are about losing his girlfriend, and some are about the death of his mother.

    I think

    "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
    `Cause nothing compares
    Nothing compares to you"

    Is about his mother dying.

    As is

    "All the flowers that you planted, mother (Sinead O'Conner changed this lyric from mother to "mama")
    In the back yard
    All died when you went away"

    The rest is about losing his love
    ceej1979on March 09, 2012   Link
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    General Commentsee prince's version
    msephtonon March 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTo me in this song shes trying to convince herself that even tho she has parted with whoever that shes ok and even maybe better off but then at the same time shes giving into the feeling that how bad trys to move on she cant because nothing compares...
    BLAZINDYMEon April 16, 2002   Link

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