Sinead’s speaker in “The Last Day of Our Acquaintance” wears her heart on her sleeve—divulging the entire history of a relationship in four and a half minutes. To what extent this song is confessional I cannot speculate, however, no matter–it is one of the great kiss-off songs of all time. As O’Connor breathes, the relationship has eroded over the past two years. “You used to hold my hand when the plane took off,” she states matter-of-factly. That emotional closeness has dissipated. What exactly happened to that love? Fickle emotions once again. “I will meet you later in somebody’s office.” This is a divorce song–an end of the road for this particular couple.