Daffodil Lament

Artist: The Cranberries
Released on: No Need To Argue (Track #12)
Length: 6:08

LYRICS

  • Official

Holding on that’s what I do
Since I 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,

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

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
Looked lovely

  • Transcribed by CW team

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-ee-ee-ere, the-ee-ee-ere, the-ee-eaa
The-ee-ee-e-e-ere, the-ee-ee-ere, the-ee-eaaaa

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

So lonely, so lonely, so lonely

uh-uh-uh
uh-uh-uh-uh
uh-uh-uh-uh

uh-uh-uh
uh-uh-uh-uh
uh-uh-uh-uh

I have decided to leave you forever
I have decided to start things from here
Thunder and lightning won’t change what I’m feelin-in-ing
And the daffodils looked lovely today ay-ay-ay
And the daffodils look lovely today ay-ay-aaaay
Look lovely today-aaaay

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-aaaay
Look lovely today-aaaay

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-na-na-na
na-na-na-na-na-na
la-la-na-na-na-na
la-la-na-na-naaa

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”.
  • Official lyrics off the “NNTA” commercial CD, catalog number CID 8029 524 050-2

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