This is Sinead O’Connor performing Oro Se Do Bheatha Abhaile in Gaelic. It is a woman warriors song, a women’s call to arms. I have listened to this song thousands of times. For months at a time, I’ve listened to it every day.
This is what Sinead says of this song:
This song, for me, celebrates the return of any woman to her power, having lost it to invading forces. It is an honouring of the female warrior spirit and of the right of women to be true to themselves despite what the world dictates they ‘should’ be. A song celebrating the preciousness of female ferocity, strength and fire. It shows that a suppressed spirit only creates loss and depression and that only by being one’s true self can one find joy… it is a war song in honour of Grace O’Malley otherwise known as Gráinne Mhaol, a warrior noblewoman of Ireland who lived at the time of Elizabeth I, and whose ships were a formidable force on the Irish west coast.
The lyrics are posted somewhere to the boards in both Gaelic and English, but you know, I believe women listening to this song will understand it, without the English lyrics.
Amazon women, rise!