"Nothing Compares 2 U" as written by and Prince Rogers Nelson....
It's been seven hours and thirteen 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
'Cause nothing compares
No, nothing compares to you
Nothing, nothing

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
I went to the doctor guess what he told me?
Guess what he told me?
He said boy you better try to have fun
No matter what you do
But he's a fool
'Cause nothing compares to you
No, nothing compares to you
Nothing, nothing

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

I said nothing compares
No, no, no (nothing compares to you)

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"Nothing Compares 2 U" as written by Prince Rogers Nelson

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  • +2
    General Commentpair shaped.... that's a new one..
    jamestmfbongon February 21, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPrince is a superb song writer but very understated. I was never an avid fan of him as a pop star but over time you become aware of his substantial influence to the music industry. He spent most of his career heavily restricted by a record company contract, so had to put his music out through other mediums. Writing this song for The Family is a great example of this. The lyrics are undeniably brilliant.

    pfedson July 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwat would b the point in singin a song the same way as last time...every1's different
    baby_wiccanon September 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOldskoolPrinceFan must have attended an inept skool as well. How can you make a mockery of Prince when you just earned Prince even more white euro fans and respect as an artist? Sinead's version was right on for her genre. The versions are different experiences, and frankly Sinead's version was better produced. The Family's and R&P's version came across as forced soul, in my opinion. It's a great song that should speak for itself, and Sinead let it do just that. And why madamehollywood thinks Sinead's is without passion is rooted in prejudice. This is coming from a fan of Prince who has every album Prince has recorded from "For You" to the 'black album' to 'musicology'. I also have most of Sinead's albums. This is not my favorite Sinead song, as she actually does a better cover version of Elton John's 'sacrifice' which is even more haunting than this.
    Marcus7on May 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentin Sinead O'Connor's version, she sings it fom a slight female perspective and quotes a different timespan in the first line: "It's been seven hours and fifteen days"
    msephtonon March 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEven better, the ones who did this FIRST (and this is part of the reason why I can't stand Sinead O'Connor) were The Family, one of Prince's pet projects in the mid-80's. The band included three members of The Time (Jerome, Jellybean, and St. Paul [Petersen]), Eric Leeds, and Susannah Melvoin. And while St. Paul doesn't have the greatest voice in the whole world, his vocals *were* the song...Sinead made a mockery of it (and of Prince in the fallout) and cashed in the fame....
    OldSkoolPrinceFanon May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI must admit i haven't actually heard Prince's version of this song but i really do love Sinead O'Connor's version a lot. It's clearly about a relationship going pear-shaped and there's a lot of crying and heartbreak involved. I love this song, it's one of my all-time favourites. Maybe one day i'll even check out Prince's version! But the Stereophonics have done a cover of this, too and it's fantastic.
    Licion October 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti recently discovered this one, i knew O'Connors version, but this one is waaaaay better, much more passion in it, i love that it's a duet and they just sing with their heart... great song!
    madamehollywoodon January 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAcute grief - Nothing compares to the Prince and Princess Sinead (or should that now be Sister Sinead
    vasnmoGoon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just love the Stereophonics cover of this. They sing 15 days too, so they probably covered the Sinead O'Connor version
    louisagiffardon September 18, 2006   Link

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