"No Man's Woman" as written by and Cutler/preven/o'conner....
I don't want to be no man's woman
It don't make me happy this mantrolling
Thing that you got for me so I become
No man's woman

I don't want to be no man's woman
I've other work I want to get done
I haven't traveled this far to become
No man's woman
No man's woman

'Cause I'm tired of it
And I'm so scared of it
That I'll never trust again
'Cause a man can fake you
Take your soul and make you
Miserable in so much pain

My friends think I'm alone but I've got secrets
I don't tell everything about the love I get
I got a lovin' man but he's a spirit

He never does me harm never treats me bad
He'd never takes away all the love he has
And I'm forgiven oh a million times

I'm never tired of it
And I'm not scared of it
'Cause it doesn't cause me pain
Like a man can fake you
Take your soul and make you
Never be yourself again

I never want to be no man's woman
I only want to be my own woman
I haven't traveled this far to become
No man's woman
No man's woman
No man's woman


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"No Man's Woman" as written by Scott Cutler Sinead O'connor

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    General CommentThis is such a good song to sing to your bf after you have broken up with him because he was controlling. it is such a good thing to show him what he has done wrong by singing this to him. The look on his face is one to remember.
    Kahtraon June 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWho's she talking about here -- who is her loving spirit man? Is she talking about Jesus?
    Cherub Rockon June 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think shes talking about jesus.
    bleedingmaskarahon December 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI doubt she was talking about jesus, after that famous incident where she tore up a picture of the pope and said "fight the real enemy" In a reference to the catholic church. Not long after this was released, she "came out" as a lesbian. Not long later she withdrew the statement...so some said this song was meant to be a statement about her homosexuality. But you know, sinead was a complicated person.
    anaesthetiseon June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can relate to this song and I'm a guy. I just have to switch a few words around in my head. ;)
    Anyway, the 'spirit' is God. Come people, it's not that hard.
    meparanoidedon July 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely about God/Jesus. Remember that the picture incident was to protest the Catholic Church's handling (or lack of handling) its child abuse cases, which apparently were infamous in Ireland/Europe long before there were stateside.

    On some VH1 thing she was talkinga bout how she felt the prescence of God when she was younger, and how amazing that was, and this song always reminds me of that story. Her description was really beautiful (as is the song).
    xdarkentrieson September 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe both camps are more or less correct. The 1st part of the song describes how she was burned in relationships ("...cuz a man can fake you
    take your soul and make you..."). The song takes a turn at the lyric that begins "My friends think...". Here I believe that Sinead is citing faith/religion as helping her rebuild herself. Faith: "I got a lovin' man but he's a SPIRIT. He never does me harm never treats me bad. He'd never TAKES AWAY all the love he has. and I'm forgiven oh a million times". Rebuilding her: (last lyric) "I only wanna be my own woman. I haven't travelled this far to become no man's woman". Catchy song with a deep meaning.
    scooter340on November 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsinead IS a priest
    straightlineson July 31, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI've read all the comments on here. Though I do agree to the religious hinting in the song with the word spirit, I just want to bring light to Webster's definition of spirit. Particullary the first two entries under the word.

    1 : an animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms
    2 : a supernatural being or essence: as a capitalized : holy spirit b : soul 2a c : an often malevolent being that is bodiless but can become visible; specifically : ghost 2 d : a malevolent being that enters and possesses a human being
    ldlittledebbieon April 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAll gods are imaginary friends. Adults just call them gods to feel less childish. But an imaginary friend doesn’t have to be the Christian “God” or Jesus to have the same spiritual and self-empowering effect. There’s no limit to the possible conceptions of spirits, deities and mythological beings that the human imagination can produce. Whatever the identity of Sinead’s spiritual companion, good for her! I love this song.

    And I’m glad there are guys who can relate to it, as well – even if they do have to switch a few words around in their heads. :)
    TenayaPyweackon May 04, 2010   Link

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