Cordell

Artist: The Cranberries
Released on: To The Faithful Departed (Track #14)
Length: 3:41

LYRICS

Though once you ruled my mind
I thought you’d always be the-e-ee-e-e-ere
And I’ll always hold on to your face
But everything changes in time
And the answers are not always fai-ai-i-ai-ai-air
And I hope you’ve gone to a better place

Cordell, time will tell
They say that you’ve passed away-y-ay-ay-ay
And I hope you’ve gone to a better place
Timme will tell, time will tell
They say that you’ve passed away-y-ay-ay-ay
And I know that you’ve gone to a better place
Cordell… Cordell… Cordell… Corde-e-ell… Cordell… Cordell… Cordell

Your lover and baby will cry
But your presence will always remai-ai-i-ai-ai-ain
Is this how it was meant to be?
You meant something more to me
Than what many people will see-e-ee-ee-ee-ee
And to hell with the industry

Cordell, time will tell
They say that you’ve passed away-y-ay-ay-ay
And I hope you’ve gone to a better place
Time will tell, time will tell
We all will depart and decay-y-ay-ay-ay
And we all will return to a better place
Cordell… Cordell… Cordell… Corde-e-ell… Cordell… Cordell… Cordell
Na na, na na, na na, na na, na na, na na, na na, na na
Na na, na na, na na, na na, na na, na na, na na, na na

CREDIT INFORMATION

Music and Lyrics by D. O’Riordan
Produced by Bruce Fairbairn and The Cranberries
Engineered and Mixed by Mike Plotnikoff
Recorded in November, December 1995 in Dublin, Ireland at Windmill Lane Studios
Orchestration written and arranged by Michael Kamen
Strings directed by Michael Kamen
Published by Island Music Ltd

MEANING

In an interview given in April 1996, Dolores said: “[The song] is a tribute to Denny Cordell, the guy who introduced us to Island and was our father figure within the music industry.

NOTES

  • On the album (released in 1996) Cordell is track #14 and Bosnia is track #15. But on the Complete Sessions (released in 2002) the order of the two songs is changed: Bosnia is track #14 and Cordell is track #15.

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