Ain't it strange
When everything you wanted
Was nothing that you wanted
In the end
Ain't it strange
When everything you dreamt of
Was nothing that you dreamt of
In the end

Take my house, take the car, take the clothes
But you can't take the spirit, take the spirit, take the spirit
But you can't

Ain't it strange
When everything you wanted
Was nothing that you wanted
In the end
Ain't it strange
When everything you dreamt of
Was nothing that you dreamt of
In the end

Take my house, take the car, take the clothes
But you can't take the spirit, take the spirit, take the spirit
But you can't

Take the spirit, take the spirit, take the spirit

Ain't it strange
When everything you wanted
Was nothing that you wanted
In the end


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

In The End Lyrics as written by Noel Anthony Hogan Dolores Mary O'riordan

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Comment

    Such a shame she died when she did. This was the last album she worked on and was released after her death. This was the the title track from the album. Kinda makes you wonder did she know she wasn’t well.

    fitzybillyon December 04, 2019   Link
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    General Comment

    Great song and great album...makes you thing about life.

    Marceliinoon March 26, 2020   Link
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    General Comment

    Great song and great album...makes you thing about everything you wanted ou want..

    Great Spirit Dolores...She will live in our hearts F O R E V E R

    Marceliinoon April 17, 2020   Link
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    My Interpretation

    I think this song is about how you look back after a lifetime of running after the carrot you placed in front of yourself through (work, success, many plants, having it all and whatnot)… only to one day realize those material things don’t really bring happiness.

    What does is being around people you love, who love you back and care about you — and having the privilege to have built that kind of life and cultivate love - in the form of family, friends, loved ones… + be able to spend time with them.

    All the material things we run after our whole lives mean nothing… “in the end”.

    “Ain't it strange When everything you wanted Was nothing that you wanted In the end

    Ain't it strange When everything you dreamt of Was nothing that you dreamt of In the end”

    Perhaps Dolores was realizing this kind of thing just before her own end ♥ Forever missed.

    indstrlgalon October 28, 2022   Link

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