I Can’t Be With You

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

LYRICS

  • Lyrics from cd booklet

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

Baby I can’t be with you

Thinking back on how things were
And 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
we’ll find another end
And come with me,
And my head, and my head
On anyone’s shoulder
Cause I can’t be with you

Baby I can’t be with you

Cause you’re not here, you’re not here
Baby I can’t be with you
Cause you’re not here, you’re not here
And baby I’m still in love with you

  • Lyrics transcribed by CW team

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
la la la

(lu tu lu tu luu)
(tu lu tu lu tu luuu)

na na na na na na na na
Still in love with you-ou-ou, ou-ou, ou-ou
Well I’m still in love with you

na na na na na na na na
Still in love with you-ou-ou, ou-ou, ou-ou
Well I’m still in love with you

na na na na na na na na
Still in love with you-ou-ou, ou-ou, ou-ou
Well I’m still in love with you

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

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”.

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