Forever Yellow Skies

Artist: The Cranberries
Released on: To The Faithful Departed (Track #6)
Song Length: 4:10

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.
Published by Island Music Ltd.

LYRICS

Yellow skies, I can see the yellow skies
See you again, I see you again
In my dreams, in my dreams, in my dreams, in my dreams
Morning light, I remember the morning li-i-i-i-ight
Outside my door (outside my door), I’ll see you no more (see you no more)
In my dreams, in my dreams, in my dreams, in my dreams

Forever, forever I’ll be forever holding you-u-u
Forever, forever I’ll be forever holding you
Responsible, responsible, responsible, responsible aw aw aw

Black and white, it’s become so black and whi-i-i-i-ite
So insecure, you’re so insecure
That’s what you are, that’s what you are
That’s what you are, that’s what you are

Forever, forever I’ll be forever holding you-u-u
Forever, forever I’ll be forever holding you
Responsible, responsible, responsible, responsible aw aw aw
a-aw a-aw, a-aw a-aw, a-aw a-aw
Forever, forever I’ll be forever holding you-u-u
Forever, forever I’ll be forever holding you
Responsible, responsible, responsible, responsible aw aw aw

MEANING

N/A

NOTES

  • In concert, Dolores sometimes introduced the song telling it’s called “Yellow Skies”.
  • In 1996, the band opened some of their shows with this song, just after “Intermission” which was played for the intro.
  • The band was sued by a Dublin band, Blink, who claim that “Forever Yellow Skies” was to similar to a song they wrote entitled “It’s Not My Fault”. “According to England’s New Musical Express, Blink’s manager took the two tracks to a musicologist in Surrey, England who concluded that the songs were ‘too close to have been coincidence’ “. (MTV.com, July 14, 1996) A 15,000 $ agreement was reached over this case. (MTV.com, August 20, 1996)

OTHER RELEASES

  • Forever Yellow Skies (live at Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Canada, 1996)
  • Hollywood CD single (France), 1997
  • Bualadh Bos, 2010

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