Friday, August 18, 2023

the last book I ever read (Rememberings: Scenes from My Complicated Life by Sinéad O'Connor, excerpt ten)

from Rememberings: Scenes from My Complicated Life by Sinéad O'Connor:

The huge single from the album, my cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” was a song I was always—and am always—singing to my mother. Every time I perform it, I feel it’s the only time I get to spend with my mother and that I’m talking with her again. There’s a belief that she’s there, that she can hear me and I can connect to her. It’s why I’ve cried on the line “All the flowers that you planted, Mama, in the backyard, all died when you went away.” I love the song and never get fed up singing it.

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