Special Cases

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About Special Cases

"Special Cases" is a song by English trip hop collective Massive Attack, featuring vocals by Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O'Connor. It appeared on Massive Attack's fourth full-length album, 100th Window, and was released as the first single on 24 February 2003. The single reached number 15 on the UK Singles Chart, number 8 in Poland, number 22 in Italy and number 46 in Ireland. "Special Cases" is the group's only song to chart in Canada, where it reached number 25 on the Canadian Singles Chart. Despite being one of the band's higher-charting singles, it did not appear on their 2006 singles compilation Collected. In addition to a radio edit of the original song, the single release contains a remix by Canadian electronica artist Akufen, as well as "I Against I", a song performed with Mos Def that appeared on the soundtrack of the 2002 film Blade II. 12" vinyl releases contained an additional remix of "Special Cases" by Vladislav Delay, who is credited as "Luomo" for this release. Two separate music videos were made for the song. The Enhanced CD contains one of these, and the other video is on a rare DVD release of the single. 


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Don't tell your man what you don't do right 
Not tell him all the things that make you cry 
But check yourself for your own shit / shame
And don't be making love like it's always 

Take a look around the world 
You see such bad things happening 
There are many good men 
Ask yourself is he one of them 

the deadliest of sin is pride 
Make you feel like you're always right 
But they're always to the sides 
It takes dirt to make love dirt to make a life 

Take a look around the world 
You see such mad things happening 
There are few good men 
Thank you lucky star that he's one of them

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Massive Attack

Massive Attack is an English musical group from Bristol, England consisting of Robert "3D" Del Naja and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall. Working with co-producers, as well as various musicians and guest vocalists, they make records and tour live. The duo are considered to be progenitors of the trip hop genre. Their début album, Blue Lines was released in 1991, with the single "Unfinished Sympathy" reaching the charts and later being voted the 10th greatest song of all time in a poll by The Guardian. 1998's Mezzanine, containing "Teardrop", and 2003's 100th Window charted in the UK at number 1. Both Blue Lines and Mezzanine feature in Rolling Stones list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. more »

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Written by: Robert Del Naja, Neil Davidge, Grantley Marshall, Sinead O'connor

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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