Apple Of My Eye

Artist: Dolores O’Riordan
Released on: Are You Listening? (Track #7)
Length: 4:44

LYRICS

Hu-o-o-o, hu hu hu

As the days go by, the apple of my eye
I’ll always wait for you (for you, for you…)
And as a new day dawns, the darkness moves away
And I will wait for you (for your, for you…)
Hu-u hu-u (hu-a-a-a-a) hu-u

Remember, remember the face of you (of you, of you…)
Surrender, surrender the touch of you (of you, of you…)
Hu-u-u-u, hu-u-u, hu-u-u

Well it’s hard to hold, the room is turning cold
The candle flickers still (’till, ’till, ’till…)
And what I would not do for the love of you
Would you hold onto me (to me, to me, to me…)
Hu-u hu-u (hu-a-a-a-a) hu-u hu-u

Remember, remember the face of you (of you, of you…)
Surrender, surrender the touch of you (of you, of you…)
Hu-u hu-u (hu-a-a-a-a) hu-u hu-u
Hu-u hu-u hu-u hu-u

As the days go by, the apple of my eye
I’ll always wait for you (for you, for you…)
And as a new day dawns, the darkness moves away
And I will wait for you (for your, for you…)

Remember, remember the face of you (of you, of you…)
Surrender, surrender the touch of you (of you, of you…)
I will remember, I will reme hu-u-u-u-u
The face of you
I will remember, I will reme hu-u-u-u-u
The touch of you
I will remember, I will reme hu-u-u-u-u
The face of you
I will remember, I will reme hu-u-u-u-u
The touch of you

CREDIT INFORMATION

Music and lyrics by Dolores O’Riordan
Produced by Youth , Dolores O’Riordan & Richard Chycki
Engineered by Clive Goddard & Richard Chicky
Mixed by Richard Chycki
Recorded at the Metalworks Studios, Toronto (Canada) – probably around 2003/3004
Published by Sanctuary Records Group Ltd

MEANING

The song is about Dolores’ husband: “‘Apple Of My Eye,’ […] was written about my husband” (Chicago Pride, 2007)

In an interview to Sound Spike in 2007, Dolores explained what the song is about and how she wrote it: “I remember I was out on the road without my husband and my kids, and all I had to keep me company at times was a picture of him I would carry along from hotel room to hotel room. And I wrote that one of those nights when I was on my own, sitting in one of those lonely hotel rooms.”

She also said in 2007 that ‘Apple of my eye’ is a very obvious [song]. It’s about loving someone, it’s very simple. I think it’s such a simple song that it’s very pretty.”

NOTES

  • In an interview to Sound Spike in 2007, Dolores explained that Apple of My Life is the first song of Are You Listening? that she wrote: “”Apple of My Eye” was first. I wrote that while I was still touring with The Cranberries in 2003.
  • Dolores collaborated with Youth on some songs, Apple Of My Eye is one of them: “We ended up using two on the album, “Apple” and “Ordinary Day”, (UGO.com, 2007).
  • The song was played live for the first time during the French program “Zacoustics by Zegut” in March 2007.
  • A new version of the song was released on No Baggage in 2009.

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