Song by Wall of Voodoo
, from their album Call of the West
. The guitars grind like a bad motor, punctuated with high-pitched bursts of synth as vocalist Stan Ridgway flatly declares his bitter realization that it's all over.
Now, when someone like Roy Orbison sings that it's over, you think that maybe he's wrong, maybe the girl will come back in the end. But Stan's voice conveys the weary, baffled resignation of one who's had it driven into his skull as far back as it will go that this time, it's over.