Daffodil Lament

Artist: The Cranberries
Released on: No Need To Argue (Track #12)
Length: 6:14

LYRICS

Holding on, that’s what I do
Since I’ve met you
And it won’t be long, would you notice
If I left you
And it’s fine for some
Cause you’re not the one, you’re not the one
The-e-e-e-e-ere, the-e-e-e-ere, the-e-e-e-ere
The-e-e-e-e-e-e-ere, the-e-e-e-ere, the-e-e-e-ere

All night long, laid on my pillow
These things are wrong
I can’t sleep here

So lonely, so lonely, so lonely

I have decided to leave you forever
I have decided to start things from here
Thunder and lightning won’t change what I’m feeling
And the daffodils look lovely today-ay-ay-ay
And the daffodils look lovely today-ay-ay-ay, look lovely today

Oh in your eyes I can see the disguise
Oh in your eyes I can see the dismay
Has anyone seen lightning
Has anyone looked lovely

And the daffodils looked lovely today-ay-ay-ay
And the daffodils look lovely today-ay-ay-ay, look lovely today
Look lovely (look lovely), look lovely (look lovely), look lovely (look lovely)
Look lovely (look lovely), look lovely (look lovely), look lovely (look lovely)
Look lovely (look lovely), look lovely (look lovely), look lovely
Ah na, na na na la la na, na na na la la na, la la na la la la, la na na la la

CREDIT INFORMATION

Music and Lyrics by D. O’Riordan
Produced and Engineered by Stephen Street assisted by Julie Gardiner
Recorded and Mixed at The Manor Studios, Oxford and the Townhouse Studios, London
All string written & directed by D. O’Riordan
Published by Island Music Ltd 1994

MEANING

N/A

NOTES

  • The song was chosen by the fans as the best non-single song of the group and was released on Stars in 2002 : “Fans were also offered the opportunity to vote for their favourite “non” single for inclusion in this album and “Daffodil Lament” was by far the overall winner”.
  • On 1995, in an interview given to Evelyn McDonnell, Dolores said : “For “Daffodil Lament” I had all these ideas about tempos changing like a symphony.”
  • The album version of this track was featured on the December 1994 Q magazine CD compilation Really Free.

OTHER RELEASES

  • Daffodil Lament  (live at Feile, Tepperary, Ireland, 1994)
    • [4:41], I Can’t Be With You CD single (France & UK), 1995
    • I Can’t Be With You Promo CD (UK), 1995
  • Daffodil Lament (live in Stockholm, Sweden, 2002), Stars The Best Of 1992-2002, 2002
  • Daffodil Lament (live in Nantes, 2010), Live 2010

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