Listen to Sinéad O’Connor’s ‘Lullaby for Cain’ from Peaky Blinders, Season 6, Ep. 4

Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor‘s haunting ‘Lullaby for Cain‘ was played at the end of Peaky Blinders this week — Peaky Blinders, Season 6, Episode 9, “Sapphire“.

The song was the second heart-breaking O’Connor song to be played on the episode.

Both were played over two of the episode’s most devastating scenes.

Sinéad O’Connor’s ‘Lullaby for Cain‘ was heard on the episode as Tommy collapses after having been to the camp and wreaking his revenge on the Barwell family.

The song itself was originally written for the 1999 movie The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Lullaby for Cain‘ was written by the film’s director Anthony Minghella along with Lebanese composer Gabriel Yared.

The song tells the story of Cain and Abel sung from Eve the mother’s perspective.

Sing a lullaby; mother is close by
Innocent eyes– such innocent eyes!–


Envy stole your brother’s life
Came home murdered piece of mind


Left you nightmares on the pillow
Sleep now…

A theme that suited those Peaky Blinders scenes perfectly, don’t you think?

Listen to Sinéad O’Connor’s ‘Lullaby for Cain‘ from last night’s incredibly sad episode of Peaky Blinders on the soundtrack for the film, and in the video.

You will also find more songs from the Peaky Blinders soundtrack on Leo Sigh.

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