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Jerusalem lyrics

Sinead O'Connor
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Ran down and the lady said it
Got torn down and the priest just said it
It got burned down

They give me five years
Five years
It's my turn

Ran down and the lady said it
Got torn down and the priest just said it
Got burned down

They give me five years - woo
Five years
It's my turn

Oh-oo-oh Jerusalem
Oh-oo-oh Jerusalem

Getting tired of you doing this to me
I'm gonna hit you if you say that to me
One more time

I want to see you and you say you're busy
Want to stop it and you said it would be easy
Sure takes time - oo

Hope your next time gonna be the last time
Hope you don't two-time it'll be the best time
There won't be no next time
Show time

I hope you do what you said when you swore
You'd make it better
Deliver all the letters
On time

Oh-oo-oh Jerusalem
Oh-oo-oh Jerusalem... Ah...

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh

woo-woo-woo-woo
woo-woo-woo-woo
woo-woo-woo-woo
Woo-woo-woah-oh...

Oh-oo-oh Jerusalem
Oh-oo-oh Jeru...
Oh-oo-oh Jerusalem
Oh-oo-oh
Oh-oo-oh Jerusalem...

Song Details

Jerusalem, from Sinéad O'Connor's debut album The Lion and the Cobra, was released in 1987. The song is a powerful and emotionally charged track that showcases O'Connor's distinctive vocals and unique songwriting style.

The song is known for its haunting melody and introspective lyrics, which touch on themes of identity, spirituality, and the search for a sense of belonging. The song's title alludes to the spiritual significance of Jerusalem as a holy city, but the lyrics go beyond a literal interpretation, delving into personal and emotional introspection.

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