Desperate Andy

Artist: The Cranberries
Released on: Bury The Hatchet (Track #7)
Length: 3:44

LYRICS

He always holds on to his girlfriend
That’s where he likes to be
He likes to wear the ball and the chain on his neck
A false sense of security
And when he goes, he goes with a smile
And when he goes, he goes with a smile
And when he goes, he goes with a smile
And when he goes, he goes with a smile

Desperate Andy a-a-a-a
Ra la la la la la la
Desperate Andy a-a-a-a
Ra la la la la la la, la la la la
The world is your oyster now
You can do as you want to do
The world is your oyster now
So go out and get high
And get whatever you want to-o-o
Ma-na-na, ma-na-na
Ma-na-na, ma-na-na
Ma-na-na, ma-na-na
Ma-na-na, ma-na-na
Ma-na-na, ma-na-na
Ma-na-na, ma-na-na
Ma-na-na, ma-na-na
Me-na-na

He used to be a closet biker they say
A 1957 BSA
He used to collect writing paper
They wonder wonder wonder wonder wonder of

Desperate Andy a-a-a-a
Ra la la la la la la
Isn’t it dandy a-a-a-a
Ra la la la la
Have yourself another shandy, Andy
Ra la la la la la la
Desperate Andy a-a-a-a
Ra la la la la la la la la la

The world is your oyster now
You can do as you want to do
The world is your oyster now
So go out and get high
And get whatever you want to

The world is your oyster now
You can do as you want to do
The world is your oyster now
So go out and get laid
And get whatever you want to
The world is your oyster
The world is yours
It’s yours, it’s yo-o-ours, it’s yours, yo-ours
It’s yours, it’s yo-o-ours, it’s yours, yo-ours

Gimme the chastity, gimme the sanctity, gimme the wit, yo-oh
Gimme the chastity, gimme the sanctity, gimme the wit, yo-oh (yo-oh, yo-oh, yo-oh, yo-oh)
Gimme the chastity, gimme the sanctity, gimme the wit, yo-oh (it’s yo-o-o-ours)
Gimme the chastity, gimme the sanctity, gimme the wit, yo-oh
Gimme the chastity, gimme the sanctity, gimme the wit, yo-oh

CREDIT INFORMATION

Music by N. Hogan & D. O’Riordan
Lyrics D. O’Riordan
Produced by The Cranberries & Benedict Fenner
Engineered and Mixed by Mike Plotnikoff at Sarm West and Olympic (London)
Recorded at metalworks (Toronto), Windmill Lane (Dublin), Le Miravel (France), Sarm West (London)
Mastered at Gateway Mastering Studios (Portland, Maine)
Published by PolyGram International Publishing Inc. (ASCAP) 1999

MEANING

Dolores: “It’s about sometimes in life, we see people, and we depict a character based on the visual aspect. There are plenty of large, threatening looking men who under the surface are gentle people.” (Cranberries chat, February 1999)

NOTES

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