Song of the Day #2,846: ‘Life On Mars (Live)’ – Sinead O’Connor

sinead_life_on_marsI’m leaping ahead nearly 25 years to wrap up my week of live Sinead O’Connor performances. This one was recorded just weeks ago, during a concert by David Bowie cover band Sons of the Silent Age.

As a tribute to the late icon, O’Connor sang my favorite Bowie song, ‘Life On Mars.’ At 49, she’s a lot more tattooed but still bald and beautiful, and she still (mostly) has that voice.

[Verse 1]
It’s a god-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling, “No!”
And her daddy has told her to go
But her friend is nowhere to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she’s hooked to the silver screen

[Pre-Chorus 1]
But the film is a saddening bore
For she’s lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on

[Chorus]
Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! Wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

[Verse 2]
It’s on America’s tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck for fame
Because Lennon’s on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog, and clowns

[Pre-Chorus 2]
But the film is a saddening bore
Because I wrote it ten times or more
It’s about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on

[Chorus]

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,846: ‘Life On Mars (Live)’ – Sinead O’Connor

  1. Dana says:

    Nice cover. I had always assumed Sinead was much older than me. So now we’re both bald. Guess I need to get me some tattoos.😄

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