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

“Old Lady”

Composed by Sinéad O'Connor/Marco Pirroni/Chris Constantinou

3 versions

3:44

Old Lady” single
How About I Be Me (and You Be You)? album

3:41 live from London

How About I Be Me (and You Be You)? album

3:34

Same as the album version, but with the jack-in-the-box intro removed.

Lyrics

(Source: as heard)

When I'm an old lady,
I'm gonna be his baby.
I'm gonna wrap myself around him,
And then I'm gonna kiss him.
But that's a way down the line.
You see, for now, he isn't mine.
But I don't mind waiting,
And the longing's not aching
'Cause I know
One day you'll say, "That's my girl!"--
The happiest words in the world.
Make me laugh like an idiot,
Not be so serious.
For now, when I'm around him,
I act like I don't care for him.
I even act like I don't like him.
Ignore him to spite him,
But only so that I won't smile at him,
For everyone would know I love him,
And that's so uncool,
'Cause it's messing with all the rules.
And I know one day you'll say, "That's my girl!"--
The happiest words in the world.
Make me laugh like an idiot,
Not be so serious.
One day you'll say, "That's my girl!"--
The happiest words in the world.
Make me laugh like an idiot,
Not be so serious.
Make me laugh like an idiot,
Not be so serious.
Make me laugh like an idiot,
Not be so serious.

Musicians

(Source: How About I Be Me (and You Be You)?)

Sinéad O'Connor vocals
Clare Kenny bass guitar
Sam Dixon bass guitar
Justin Adams guitars
Kevin Armstrong guitars
Marco Pirroni guitars
Julian Wilson keyboards
Tim Vanderkuil guitars
John Reynolds drums

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