Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has written a new, English language version of Ireland’s national anthem.

She performed her take on "Amhrán Na Bhfiann" during a concert at Vicars Street in Dublin on Tuesday night and posted the video and lyrics to her Facebook page.

There, the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer, who recently joined Sinn Fein and called for the party’s leaders to step down, explained that earlier this year she wrote to Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny “to see could we perchance make the lyrics more appropriate for the 21st century and not so war-like, perhaps have a national competition.”

She described the current anthem as “all testosterone and not much estrogen.”

"There are no plans to change it,” she says Kenny wrote back.

O’Connor’s updated version “keeps exactly the same melody as the current one but its words are 99.8 ish % from the 1916 Proclamation, so by nature it’s a version 'just for now' given the times that we are in.”

Watch the video and read the lyrics below, and let us know what you think in the comment section.

Lyrics

We declare our right

to ownership of this land

to be sovereign

and indefeasible.

Nothing has extinguished that right

nor can it be extinguished

except by

the destruction of the people


We were promised civil liberty

equal rights and equal opportunity

All lies galore, all we ever got was war

Now we chant for a new country


And we place our cause

before The Most High God

whose blessings

we invoke upon our hearts

In this supreme hour

let us by our valor

prove worthy

of our august destiny


We were promised civil liberty

equal rights and equal opportunity

All lies galore, all we ever got was war.

Now we chant for a new country.

A bland, drama-free interview with Sinead O’Connor?Photocall