Shout shout shout Delilah
Shout shout shout at the top of your lungs
Shout shout shout Delilah
Shout shout shout until the kingdom comes

Stay away from me
Just stay away from me
Stay away from me
Stay away of I'll sort you out

Shout shout shout Delilah
Shout shout shout till the kingdom comes

Treading on my dreams
Stop treading on my dreams
Stop treading on my dreams

Out out out Delilah
Out out out stay out of my place
Out out out Delilah
Out out out or I'll rearrange your face

He'll never really be
He'll never be your lover
He'll never really be your lover

So stay away from me
Just stay away from my house
Stay away from me
Just stay away or I'll sort you out

Shout shout shout Delilah
Shout shout shout till the kingdom comes

Treading on my dreams
Stop treading on my dreams
Stop treading on my dreams

Delilah
Delilah
Delilah
Delilah
Delilah


Lyrics submitted by hardcor_toonz

Delilah Lyrics as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan Noel Anthony Hogan

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    pretty pants shouty song but just thought I'd give it a comment. Delilah - from the Bible/Tom Jones/both?

    _ellieon April 14, 2006   Link
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    Not that kind of Delilah,Ellie.Dolores got in a small physical fight with a woman at a bar one night.The woman was making romantic gestures towards Dol's hubby.

    Mmhmm_rkon June 02, 2006   Link
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    @Mmhmm_rk - woah, thanks for this information! Never would've thought so... How do you know? Well, I thought it was about some girl Dolores wants to be more self-confident and wants her to shout and stand by her opinion, but now it's obviously wrong! :D

    wagon January 20, 2010   Link

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