Wednesday, May 14, 2008

"Shanaydo Connor"

Liz called me a little while ago, we were reminiscing about the good ol' days. Somehow the conversation went to Sinead O'Connor and her cover of the song, "Nothing Compares to You". Without skipping a beat, we ensued in an impromptu duet over the phone, my windows are open so I can imagine my poor neighbors were horrified, or worried someone was dying a horrible, painful death. We started off with, "It's been seven years and hmmm hmmm days; hmmm hmmm hmmm hmm hmmm hmmm hmmm"… (we hummed our way to the chorus)… "CAUSE, NOTHING COMPARES; NOTHING COMPARES TO YOUUUU". I later googled the lyrics & video and realized the song starts with, "It's been seven hours and fifteen days", lol. As I read the lyrics, I remembered I was seven when she released that song and I thought her name was Shanaydo Connor.

Here's the video:


Here are lyrics so you don't have to humm the entire song, like Liz and I did:

NOTHING COMPARES TO YOU
(Prince)

It's been seven hours and fifteen days
Since u took your love away
I go out every night and sleep all day
Since u took your love away
Since u 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

It's been so lonely without u 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 boy I see
But they'd only remind me of you
I went to the doctor n'guess what he told me
Guess what he told me
He said girl u better try to have fun
No matter what u do
But he's a fool
..Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares to you

All the flowers that u planted, mama
In the back yard
All died when u went away
I know that living with u baby was sometimes hard
But I'm willing to give it another try
Nothing compares
Nothing compares to you
Nothing compares
Nothing compares to you
Nothing compares
Nothing compares to you

6 comments:

  1. LOVE that song! I totally know the lyrics because I still listen to it on my many rode trips!

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  2. Isn't it the best song ever! I shave my head sometimes and pretend like I'm Sinead, I think bad thoughts about the Pope to help me get into character. I found the most effective exercise is to put on a black turtle neck and sing along to this song with my angry face. Oddly, it makes me feel happy when I do that :)!

    jk, I really do love that song, it has a very nostalgic quality. It's the bomb dot com!

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  3. Hey Himbo does it count if I wear a turtle neck, but shave my box while singing in the mirror?

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  4. Wait... Bon Don, why you front'n? You don't have hair on your box - Indians ("woowoowooowooowoo" Indians, not "Denk you, come again" Indians) don't grow hair anywhere but their heads. Girl, don't tell me you shave your vajayjay just for kicks.

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  5. Next time I am driving from GA to somewhere west I am totally going to shave my head and my box and where only a turtle neck while singing the glorious "nothing compares to you" and think of both of you and how I would L O V E to be drinking wine and eating cheese with you both!

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  6. big dick crip from santana comptonJuly 16, 2008 at 11:00 PM

    southern bald: shave your head and box and we'll just call you Southern Bald

    do they sell turtle necks for fat knees?

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