I Can’t Be With You

Artist : The Cranberries
Released on : No Need To Argue (Track #2)
Song length : 3:08

CREDIT INFORMATION

Music by N. Hogan & D. O’Riordan.
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.

LYRICS

Lying in my bed again and I cry cos you’re not here
Crying in my head again and I know that it’s not clear
Put your hands, put your hands inside my face and see that it’s just you
But it’s bad and it’s mad and it’s making me sad
Because I can’t be with you

Be with you, be with you
Be with you, be with you
Be with you, be with you
Baby I can’t be with you

Thinking back on how things were and on how we loved so well
I wanted to be the mother of your child and now it’s just farewell
Put your hands in my hands and come with me, we’ll find another end
And my head, and my head on anyone’s shoulder
Cause I can’t be with you

Be with you, be with you
Be with you, be with you
Be with you, be with you
Baby I can’t be with you
Cause you’re not he-e-ere, you’re not he-e-ere
Baby I can’t be with you
Cause you’re not he-e-ere, you’re not he-e-ere
Baby I’m still in love with you

Na na na tu tu lu tu lu
Tu lu tu lu tu lu
(na na na na na na na na still in love with you well I’m still in love with you)
tu tu lu tu lu
tu lu tu lu tu lu
(na na na na na na na na still in love with you well I’m still in love with you)
(na na na na na na na na still in love with you well I’m still in love with you)

MEANING

N/A

NOTES

  • I Can’t Be With You is the third single released from  No Need to Argue in February 1995.
  • A different studio version (produced by James Birtwistle) was recorded in 1994 for BBC Radio 1 Evening Session. This was not a live, one-take recording like other media performances. This version was released on the “I Can’t Be With You” single. Note that this version is sometimes inaccurately identified as a “demo version” on the Web.

OTHER RELEASES

  • I Can’t Be With You (Radio One Evening Sessions, UK, 1994)
    • I Can’t Be With You Promo CD & CD single (UK), 1995
    • [3:06], I Can’t Be With You CD single (France), 1995
    • I Can’t Be With You CD single (Australia & Japan), 1995
  • I Can’t Be With You (live at The Point, Dublin, Ireland, 1995) [3:10], Ridiculous Thoughts CD single (France & Japan), 1995
  • I Can’t Be With You (live at Bercy, Paris, France, 1999) [3:21], You And Me CD single (Germany), 2000
  • I Can’t Be With You (Live at Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland, 2000), Analyse CD single (Australia, Germany, Taiwan & UK), 2001
  • I Can’t Be With You (live) [3:10], Analyse Free CD packed with the Italian magazine Tutto (Italy), 2001
  • I Can’t Be With You (live in Nantes, 2010), Live 2010, 2010
  • I Can’t Be With You (live in Madrid, 2010)
    • Live 2010, 2010
    • Roses 2CD Deluxe Edition, 2012
  • I Can’t Be With You (live in Barcelona, 2010), Live 2010, 2010
  • I Can’t Be With You (live in Milan, 2010), Live 2010, 2010
  • I Can’t Be With You (live in Lyon, 2010), Live 2010, 2010
  • I Can’t Be With You (live in Paris, 2010), Live 2010, 2010
  • I Can’t Be With You (live in Amsterdam, 2010), Live 2010, 2010
  • I Can’t Be With You (live in Berlin, 2010), Live 2010, 2010
  • I Can’t Be With You (live in London, 2010), Live 2010, 2010
  • I Can’t Be With You (live at The Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK, 2012) [4:34], Live 2012, 2012
  • I Can’t Be With You (live at Zénith, Caen, France, 2012) [4:40], Live 2012, 2012

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