Listening Practice with "Nothing Compares To You"

Practice your listening skills by listening to this song by Sinead O'Connor, "Nothing Compares To You", and try to understand the lyrics. Try not to look at the lyrics when you listen to the song.


Answer the following questions with your tutor:

  1. Who do you think she was singing about in this song?

  2. What does she do all day since the love was taken away?

  3. It's been so lonely here like a ________ ?

  4. What did the doctor tell her?

  5. What died in the backyard?

  6. Did you enjoy the song?

  7. How did this song make you feel?





It's been seven hours and fifteen days

Since you took your love away

I go out every night and sleep all day

Since you took your love away


Since you been gone I can do whatever I want

I can see whomever I choose

I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant

But nothing I said nothing can take away these blues

'Cause nothing compares

Nothing compares to you


It's been so lonely without you here

Like a bird without a song

Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling

Tell me baby where did I go wrong


I could put my arms around every boy I see

But they'd only remind me of you

I went to the doctor and guess what he told me?

Guess what he told me?

He said girl you better try to have fun

No matter what you do, but he's a fool

'Cause nothing compares

Nothing compares to you


All the flowers that you planted mama In the back yard

All died when you went away

I know that living with you baby was sometimes hard

But I'm willing to give it another try

'Cause nothing compares

Nothing compares to you


Nothing compares

Nothing compares to you

Nothing compares

Nothing compares to you

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