Dying In The Sun

Artist: The Cranberries
Released on: Bury The Hatchet (Track #13)
Length: 3:32

LYRICS

Do you remember the things we used to say
I feel so nervous when I think of yesterday
How could I let things get to me so bad
How did I let things get to me

Like dying in the sun (like dying)
Like dying in the sun
Like dying in the sun (like dying)
Like dying
Like dying in the sun (like dying)
Like dying in the sun
Like dying in the sun (like dying)
Like dying
Hu-u-u-u-u, hu-u-u-u

Will you hold on to me I am feeling frail
Will you hold on to me, we will never fail
I wanted to be so perfect you see
I wanted to be so perfect

Like dying in the sun (like dying)
Like dying in the sun
Like dying in the sun (like dying)
Like dying
Like dying in the sun (like dying)
Like dying in the sun
Like dying in the sun (like dying)
Like dying
Hu-u-u-u-u, hu-u-u-u

CREDIT INFORMATION

Music and Lyrics by 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

In an interview given to Dave Fanning (Ovation’s Music Express, 1999) Dolores explained that she wrote Dying in the Sun during when she was pregnant of her first child, she said about the song: “I was looking back at the negative me, that kind of sad period I went through and I was kinda say I never want to go back to that, now I’m moving forward and I’m becoming a happy person like I used to be always.

In an interview to Launch (1999), Dolores said: “So we went off and discovered our own lives. I got pregnant, and then I started writing songs. I remember writing the first song at the piano. It was really beautiful; it was called “Dying In The Sun.” It’s the last track on the [new] album. I remember that I was teary and kind of happy because I could write again, because I wanted to write again. I think I was about four months pregnant; it was around that time that the baby moved, and the inspiration just came out. I was really happy, because it was really scary to hate music and hate singing.

NOTES

  • Dying In The Sun was probably played live for the first time in Tampa (Florida, US) August 5th 1999.
  • Dying In The Sun was regularly played during the Loud And Clear Tour and the Wake Up And Smell The Coffee Tour from 1999 to 2002. In 2011, the band played the song in some of their concerts in Asia during the summer tour.

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