How

Artist: The Cranberries
Released on: Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (Track #11)
Length: 2:52

LYRICS

Look, you’re standing alone (standing alone)
How-ever I should have known (I should have known)

Never before, never again
You will ignore, I will pretend
Never before, never again
You will ignore, I will pretend
In your world, you’re alone in your face
You’re alone in your world, you’re alone in your face
How you said you never would leave me alone
Ho-ow
How you said you never would leave me alone

Now you’re just walking away (walking away)
When you said you always would stay (always would stay)

Never before, never again
You will ignore, I will pretend
Never before, never again
You will ignore, I will pretend
In your world, you’re alone in your face
You’re alone in your world, you’re alone in your face
How you said you never would leave me alone
Ho-ow
How you said you never would leave me alone

Never before, never again
You will ignore, I will pretend
In your world, you’re alone in your face
You’re alone in your world, you’re alone in your face
How you said you never would leave me alone
Ho-ow
How you said you never would leave me alone
How you said you never would leave me alone
Ho-ow
How you said you never would leave me alone (alone)

CREDIT INFORMATION

Music and Lyrics by D. O’Riordan
Produced and Engineered by Stephen Street
Additional Engineering by Aiden McGovern at Windmill Studios
Mixed at Maison Rouge, Fulham, London
Published by Island Music Ltd 1993

MEANING

N/A

NOTES

  • The song is featured in the movie “Empire Record” (1995).
  • A remix of this song was released on the album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (The Complete Sessions 1991-1993) in 2002.
  • The band played the song to open some of their concerts in 1994 and 1995, and during the Reunion Tour in 2009 and 2010.
  • There is only one acoustic recording of How known to exist: It was recorded during the live acoustic set “On The Edge” in 1993 in Los Angeles (USA).

OTHER RELEASES

  • How (Radical Mix)
    • [2:58] Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (The Complete Sessions 1991-1993), 2002
    • Linger CD single (Australia), 1993
    • [2:56], Linger 12” vinyl single & Promo CD & CD single (UK),1993
  • How (live at The Record Plant, Hollywood, California, US, 1993)
    • Volume 9 compilation, 1994
    • Live! CD promo (US), 1994
    • In Concert: New Rock #94-20, Westwood One Promo CD (US), 1994
    • In Concert: New Rock#94-44, Westwood One Promo CD (US), 1994
  • How (live acoustic, On The Edge, US, 1993)
    • On The Edge #93-37 Westwood One Promo CD (US), 1993/1994
    • On The Edge #94-24 Westwood One Promo CD (US), 1993/1994
  • How (live in Nantes, 2010), Live 2010, 2010
  • How (live in Madrid, 2010), Live 2010, 2010
  • How (live in Barcelona, 2010), Live 2010, 2010
  • How (live in Milan, 2010)
    • Live 2010, 2010
    • Roses 2CD Deluxe Edition, 2012
  • How (live in Lyon, 2010), Live 2010, 2010
  • How (live in Paris, 2010), Live 2010, 2010
  • How (live in Amsterdam, 2010), Live 2010, 2010
  • How (live in Berlin, 2010), Live 2010, 2010
  • How (live in London, 2010), Live 2010, 2010
  • How (live at Zénith, Caen, France, 2012) [3:02], Live 2012, 2012

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