I Am Stretched On Your Grave Lyrics

Sinéad O’Connor


album: Track 2 in album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got
release date: 1989
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length: 5:34
producer: Sinéad O’Connor
engineer: Chris Birkett
arranger: Sinéad O’Connor

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Sinéad O'Connor I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got cover art
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I am stretched on your grave
And will lie there forever
If your hands were in mine
I'd be sure we'd not sever
My apple tree my brightness
It's time we were together
For I smell of the earth
And am worn by the weather

When my family thinks
That I'm safe in my bed
From night until morning
I am stretched at your head
Calling out to the air
With tears hot and wild
My grief for the girl
That I loved as a child

Do you remember
The night we were lost
In the shade of the blackthorn
And the chill of the frost
Thanks be to Jesus
We did what was right
And your maiden head still
Is your pillar of light

The priests and the friars
Approach me in dread
Because I still love you
My love and you're dead
I still would be your shelter
Through rain and through storm
And with you in your cold grave
I cannot sleep warm

So I'm stretched on your grave
And will lie there forever
If your hands were in mine
I'd be sure we'd not sever
My apple tree my brightness
It's time we were together
For I smell of the earth
And am worn by the weather


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Feel So Different
  • 2 I Am Stretched on Your Grave
  • 3 Three Babies
  • 4 The Emperor's New Clothes
  • 5 Black Boys on Mopeds
  • 6 Nothing Compares 2 U
  • 7 Jump in the River
  • 8 You Cause as Much Sorrow
  • 9 The Last Day of Our Acquaintance
  • 10 I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got