"The Lamb's Book Of Life" as written by and Sinead/briggs O'connor....
Out of Ireland I have come
Great hatred and little room
Maimed us at the start
And now home just breaks my heart
To America I have come
I hope to bring your preachermen
Home to show my people how they can
Get their names back in the book of life of the lamb

I know that I have done many things
To give you reason not to listen to me
Especially as I have been so angry
But if you´d knew me maybe you would understand me
Words can´t express how sorry I am
If I ever caused pain to anybody
I just hope that you can show compassion
And love me enough to just please listen

Out of Ireland I did run
Great hatred and little room
Aimed to break my heart
Or wreck me up and tear me all apart
To America I have come
I need to find a good preacherman
Who can show me how I can
Get my name back in the book of life of the lamb

I bring these blessings with me
A strong heart full of hope and a feeling
That everything in this world would be okay
If people just believed enough in God to pray
But the world thinks that sounds crazy
And that´s the thing that makes me sing so sadly
To think that we would leave God so lonely
To think that we would mess up our own destiny

Out of history we have come
With great hatred and little room
It aims to break our hearts
Or wrecks us up and tear us all apart
But if we listen to the preacherman
He can show us how it can be done
To live in peace and live as one
Get our names back in the book of life of the lamb

Out of hopelessness we can come
If people just believe it can be done
´cause every prayer ever prayed is heard
take power in the power of the word

Out of history we have come
With great hatred and little room
It aims to break our hearts
Or wrecks us up and tear us all apart
But if we listen to the Rasta man
He can show us how it can be done
To live in peace and live as one
Get our names back in the book of life of the lamb

Out of history we have come
With great hatred and little room
It aims to break our hearts
Or smash us up and tear us all apart
But if we listen to the Rasta woman
She can show us how it can be done
To live in peace and live as one
Get our names back in the book of life of the lamb


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"The Lamb's Book of Life" as written by Sinead O'connor Kevin Briggs

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    General CommentThis song is insane! I'm not a big Sinead fan (my mother is!) but her voice in this song kills. The lyrics are pretty interesting. Represent the Irish baby!
    californiaroseon March 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA fabulous song that shows what O'Connor does best -- sing impassioned political songs.
    CompressedAireon February 17, 2012   Link

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