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Sinéad O'Connor — Back Where You Belong
Album: How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?
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Released: 2012
Length: 4:10
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Oh, it's hard to be a boy
When all the men have lost their joy
And they can't find the ones they left behind

Harder still to think of being a man
In this world of no lessons or love
It's only war that men be thinking of

Should you stay or should you come down with me?
Is that the question you're asking of me?
And do you think that you can take the answer as it tells
You have to wear life well?

Come down with me
Come when you need me
But for now I want you to be happy

Sometimes life does things to you
That will hurt you and confuse you
But when you look behind you're sure to find

I am with you though I can't come with you
I am in you and I'm always part of you
And all you ever have to do to bring me to you is

Come down with me
Come when you need me
But for now I want you to be happy

So you must go back home
That's where you belong
You must go back home

You must go back home
That's where you belong
You must go back home
And I can't come along
Comments (62)add comment
 westslope wrote:

Masculinised theocracy......  that is a first for me but it works.  Bet it would be popular in Québec where fallen Catholics are now the rule.

 

Too bad people see social roles of the sexes as partisan contests between forces of good and evil.   But then it probably helped American justify recent aerial bombing campaigns against Arab and Muslim grandmothers, mothers, sisters and baby daughters turning the USA (once again) into the greatest terrorist nation state on the planet.

Palestinian women are backwards so why wouldn't American women support ethnic cleansing these backward populations?  


 

Man, I can sympathize with the outrage but listen to the music and relax.
I'm still trying to work out the head fuck that people down-voted this!?
Love this song. I've hit the ground so many times. Pick up and carry on.
I would almost consider this a warning.
Not a fan of this song, the chorus is OK but the singing of stanzas is kinda obnoxious with all that stretching.
 mattcol99 wrote:
Stunning. This is what music is supposed to do. Make you think about life and the ones you love.
 
+1 - Sinead is pretty awesome...this is a 9....LLRP!!
Holy super earnestness, batman.
I like Foreigners version of this better.
Oh wait.
This is hitting the parental part of me right in the feels, as they say....
 SmackDaddy wrote:

That is the most ridiculous statement I've heard in ages. Sinead is renowned worldwide for having one of the best voices of the past 40 years. Dolores is a freakin' screecher that shouldn't be allowed within a 100 yards of a recording studio ever again.

 
I like 'em both, but i'm easy like that... RIP Delores!
Stunning. This is what music is supposed to do. Make you think about life and the ones you love.
Man, she really knows how to stimulate the emotional flow.
don't care for the breathy Emmy-Lou style singing. Otherwise, really lover Sinead's voice. 
 SmackDaddy wrote:

That is the most ridiculous statement I've heard in ages. Sinead is renowned worldwide for having one of the best voices of the past 40 years. Dolores is a freakin' screecher that shouldn't be allowed within a 100 yards of a recording studio ever again.

 
Absolutely right!
Still the only performer to bring me to tears during a live show. Something about Sinead just crushes me. This one is like that.
Very nice!
                       Everyday Miracles
 
             There's a global bond among mothers.
                Anyways that was the covenance.
     (Now do you know why I was shorter than corn?)
            And,  It depends on where you start.
          How about an a priori where you belong?
I really, really want to not like Sinead O'Connor, but I am finding it more and more difficult to do so.
 SmackDaddy wrote:

That is the most ridiculous statement I've heard in ages. Sinead is renowned worldwide for having one of the best voices of the past 40 years. Dolores is a freakin' screecher that shouldn't be allowed within a 100 yards of a recording studio ever again.

 
ah, such a debate!
lol
 
I love this, what a voice she has - she's been through some rough times I hear.... have always liked her
 ScottishWillie wrote:

For many years I’ve judged Sinead by her antics back in the day. Of late I’ve actually started to listen her music. While I still find much of her work a bit “Ho-Hum” I can’t deny that when she gets it right she can really deliver.

Still not a patch on Dolores O'Riordan though.



 
That is the most ridiculous statement I've heard in ages. Sinead is renowned worldwide for having one of the best voices of the past 40 years. Dolores is a freakin' screecher that shouldn't be allowed within a 100 yards of a recording studio ever again.
 djengs wrote:
Seems like I have heard 4 or 5 cuts from this album, and really liked them all. Not over the top, but if the rest holds up to these a very impressive collection.

And Romeotuma likes it, so there.
 
Everybody in my homeless camp loves this song...

hope you are having a marvelous time these days, djengs... 
music wise not a fan, " Downpressorman " is the best she ever did as far as I am aware of. tearing up pictures of the pedophile god ,(pope )works for me........
 ScottishWillie wrote:

For many years I’ve judged Sinead by her antics back in the day. Of late I’ve actually started to listen her music. While I still find much of her work a bit “Ho-Hum” I can’t deny that when she gets it right she can really deliver.

Still not a patch on Dolores O'Riordan though.



 
I always liked her antics and her voice. Didn't always dig all her music, but this song is fantastic.

For many years I’ve judged Sinead by her antics back in the day. Of late I’ve actually started to listen her music. While I still find much of her work a bit “Ho-Hum” I can’t deny that when she gets it right she can really deliver.

Still not a patch on Dolores O'Riordan though.


 fredriley wrote:

It sounds quite sympathetic to mens' situation, and how they're often trapped in masculine roles which separate them from women. "But for now I want you to be happy" is hardly man-hating. Don't forget that Sinead comes from the highly masculinised theocracy of Ireland (where I had some of my upbringing) where social and gender roles were rigidly prescribed until relatively recently. Whilst women get the rough end of the pineapple in Ireland, it's no party for the men either.

 

Masculinised theocracy......  that is a first for me but it works.  Bet it would be popular in Québec where fallen Catholics are now the rule.

 

Too bad people see social roles of the sexes as partisan contests between forces of good and evil.   But then it probably helped American justify recent aerial bombing campaigns against Arab and Muslim grandmothers, mothers, sisters and baby daughters turning the USA (once again) into the greatest terrorist nation state on the planet.

Palestinian women are backwards so why wouldn't American women support ethnic cleansing these backward populations?  


 Imkirok wrote:

Actually, as a father wishing the best for his kids, I don't see this song as blaming "men" for anything.  It's too bad that some people choose to turn any song written by a woman into man-bashing.

 
Yeah. Keep your head in the sand and keep wishing. That's been such an effective strategy so far.
 RedTopFireBelow wrote:
Wow..  first of all, not all women blame men for their trouble.  Frankly, it's usually women who just don't get it (I usually get in trouble for saying stuff like that about my sisters so i'm ducking) but having said that..

 

It might as well be all because certainly, the increasingly misandrist and anti-male laws and policies being passed are coming from somewhere and sure as shit no women seem to express much concern as long as they get a benefit from it.

I haven't seen anything but celebration at the fact that more and more women and fewer and fewer men are getting university degrees.

Men are still overwhelmingly behind in the employment ground they lost during the great recession while women are back at pre-recession employment levels. See any women wringing their hands over that inequity?

See any women giving a rat's ass that 95% of workplace deaths are male while they shriek about the wage gap myth?
See any women working to end prostate cancer?
See any women speaking out about the exploding male levels of homelessness? Incarceration? Suicide? Drug addiction? Mental illness? All of which, by the way, males are the vast majority.

Yeah, not all women are to blame. Funny how quick a woman is to say that and yet we get quotes like these from those enlightened feminist thinkers:

“I feel that ‘man-hating’ is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.”  – Robin Morgan, Ms. Magazine Editor (So many years later, it is easy to see where this piece of "brilliant" thinking has gotten us.

“To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he’s a machine, a walking dildo.”  -– Valerie Solanas

“Rape is nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear” — Susan Brownmiller

“The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race.” — Sally Miller Gearhart

All men are rapists and that’s all they are” — Marilyn French



 
the only GOOD  thing she ever did is her cover of Downpresser  Man
Cringe-inducing vocals.
 RedTopFireBelow wrote:
Wow..  first of all, not all women blame men for their trouble.  Frankly, it's usually women who just don't get it (I usually get in trouble for saying stuff like that about my sisters so i'm ducking) but having said that.. 

So true! Rock on Sistah, keep speaking the truth!

Crazy chicks rock!


Sinead is wonderful

I'd happily leave it at that but for the self absorbed misogynistic douchebags who abuse this forum to vent their spooky opinions.
Hey fellas, grow up, this is another strong and musically sophisticated piece by a beautiful artist. 
Wow..  first of all, not all women blame men for their trouble.  Frankly, it's usually women who just don't get it (I usually get in trouble for saying stuff like that about my sisters so i'm ducking) but having said that..

I love Sinead's voice and style..    rock on Sinead.. 
OK boys, it's not your fault.  Feel better?
Here's an idea -- how about just enjoying or NOT enjoying the music and leaving assignment of fault alone?
 GT66 wrote:
meh... Another it's-all-men's-fault song. Can women actually write about anything else?
 
Actually, as a father wishing the best for his kids, I don't see this song as blaming "men" for anything.  It's too bad that some people choose to turn any song written by a woman into man-bashing.
What a thoughtful song...
"Back Where You Belong"


Oh it's hard to
be a boy
when
all the men have
lost their joy
and they can't find the ones they left behind.

Harder still to think
of being a man
in this world of
no lessons or love,
it's only war that men be thinking of.

Should you stay
or should you come down with me?
Is that the question
you are asking of me?
And do you think that you can
take the answer?
As it turns,
you have to wear life well.

Come down with me,
come down
when you need me
but for now I want you
to be happy.

Sometimes life does
things to you
that will hurt you
and confuse you,
but when you're left behind
you're sure to find.

I am with you though I can't
come with you.
I am in you and I'm
always part of you,
and all you ever have to do
to bring me to you

Is come down with me,
come down
when you need me,
but for now I want you
to be happy.

So you must go back home,
that's where you belong.
You must go back home.

You must go back home,
that's where you belong.

You must go back home,
and I can't come along...

 xkolibuul wrote:

 T
alk about whine.  If this and other comments below aren't misogyny, they are awfully close, and frankly they have no place on RP.    

rabbi_phil wrote:


nope.....they really like that whine with their cheese...like most women i think it has something to do with their mother. one should use caution when pointing this out to them.  really, it's better not to know. if you have to, it's ok to let 'em talk, just try not to listen.. just have them leave by 11...midnight at the latest.  i was preparing to impart this "wisdom" to my teenage sons when the ex unceremoniously ejected me from the premises....think i hit a nerve...almost positive
 

 
 Whats the matter there man....bruise your vagina?   maybe a little pre-menstrual cramping took ur sense of humour away?

remember....if it's too loud you're too old.        Now, back to your ladies home journal.

 for what it's worth I've got a reasonably  well adjusted, easy on the eyes grlfriend who thinks it's hilarious and quite a bit true. she adds that it's nothing compared to what they say 'bout guys...but it's all in good fun sooooooo...lighten the f***k up

 T
alk about whine.  If this and other comments below aren't misogyny, they are awfully close, and frankly they have no place on RP.    

rabbi_phil wrote:


nope.....they really like that whine with their cheese...like most women i think it has something to do with their mother. one should use caution when pointing this out to them.  really, it's better not to know. if you have to, it's ok to let 'em talk, just try not to listen.. just have them leave by 11...midnight at the latest.  i was preparing to impart this "wisdom" to my teenage sons when the ex unceremoniously ejected me from the premises....think i hit a nerve...almost positive
 

 GT66 wrote:
meh... Another it's-all-men's-fault song. Can women actually write about anything else?
 

nope.....they really like that whine with their cheese...like most women i think it has something to do with their mother. one should use caution when pointing this out to them.  really, it's better not to know. if you have to, it's ok to let 'em talk, just try not to listen.. just have them leave by 11...midnight at the latest.  i was preparing to impart this "wisdom" to my teenage sons when the ex unceremoniously ejected me from the premises....think i hit a nerve...almost positive
The breathy emphasis is a bit much
Wish she hadn't been political ... That would make this song different... But it's her baggage...
Hard to wish for a man when all the rites of passage have been stopped and social expectations are not affirming 

But That's common all over the world... Lotsa books being written, lots of topics at conventions... No answeres...Just noting so many in so few years... a new trend-?

  
 
 
I was expecting more.
 Matyx wrote:
I Like this chick.!
She is a bit on the craszy side
 
I agree...

her originality be berry good...

hope you are having a great night!


I Like this chick.!
She is a bit on the craszy side
 hayduke2 wrote:
imho, her voice is so excellent it is always a pleasure to listen to Sinead 
 
Gotta say that I agree.
imho, her voice is so excellent it is always a pleasure to listen to Sinead 
 GT66 wrote:
meh... Another it's-all-men's-fault song. Can women actually write about anything else?
 
It sounds quite sympathetic to mens' situation, and how they're often trapped in masculine roles which separate them from women. "But for now I want you to be happy" is hardly man-hating. Don't forget that Sinead comes from the highly masculinised theocracy of Ireland (where I had some of my upbringing) where social and gender roles were rigidly prescribed until relatively recently. Whilst women get the rough end of the pineapple in Ireland, it's no party for the men either.
What the heck was that.... please put it back where it belongs...in the trash!!!
No thanks... She did one good song, her first release. Since then I find her grating, shrill and tireing.
 GT66 wrote:
meh... Another it's-all-men's-fault song. Can women actually write about anything else?
 
Come down with me ,
come down
when you need me ,
but for now I want you
to be happy .

Yeah, there's a lot of blame and anger there. Those women, always hatin'!
meh... Another it's-all-men's-fault song. Can women actually write about anything else?
Wow. she has such a great voice. This is a very, very nice song.
Seems like I have heard 4 or 5 cuts from this album, and really liked them all. Not over the top, but if the rest holds up to these a very impressive collection.

And Romeotuma likes it, so there.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 


This song is good for the ears...

 


 donnyballgame wrote:
Wow, Sinead with a soulful song having meaning not ensconced in anger, retribution or rebellion.

Nice.
 
Yes, agree!


cool...



 
I like... but would like to hear more cuts please
Wow, Sinead with a soulful song having meaning not ensconced in anger, retribution or rebellion.

Nice.
new, different, I like this Sinéad.
know that voice anywhere