Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Ain't it a Shame”

Composed by Keith Strickland

1 version

4:32

She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty album

Lyrics

(Source: as heard)

Flying saucers could land,
And it wouldn't make much difference to my man.
I could walk aboard and thank the Lord,
And we'll leave this damn down town in seconds flat.
Check my bags and never come back.
Our, our love is like a fuse that's burned out.
Our, our love is like a fuse that's burned out.
Oh, I've been unkind, but not like you.
Ain't I ashamed of being misused?
Our, our love is like a fuse that's burned out.
Our, our love is like a fuse that's burned out.
I liked your Chevy Duster.
I liked your brand-new trailer.
I liked your color TV,
But you looked at that color TV more than me,
More than me.
Our, our love is like a fuse that's burned out.
Our, our love is like a fuse that's burned out.
Oh, oh, our love is like a fuse that's burned out.

Notes

Originally by the B-52's, on their 1987 album Bouncing Off the Satellites. Sinéad's version is considerably heavier (is that Marco Pirroni on guitar?) and hard-rocking than the original.

Chevy Duster:

A 1970s muscle car model made by Plymouth, not Chevrolet.

trailer:

Trailer home. The B-52's liked to use a lot of lower-class cultural references, and this is about as low as you can go.

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