• What She Hasn't Got: An Apology for Sinéad O'Connor

    10 days ago - By Refinery29

    Every song is a prayer pulled from her throat. Sinéad O'Connor's breakthrough record I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got opens with a recitation of the Serenity Prayer, and ends with the titular poem, performed like a chant: "I'm walking through the desert / And I am not frightened although it's hot / I have all that I requested / And I do not want what I haven't got." Released in 1990, I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got is a transformational record, meaning both that it charts how the artist survived a failed relationship, and its critical and commercial success made the Irish singer into an...
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