Joe

Artist: The Cranberries
Released on: To The Faithful Departed (Track #13)
Song Length: 3:22

CREDIT INFORMATION

Music by N. Hogan & D. O’Riordan.
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

Wo-oo-o-oo-o-o-oo-o yea-i-eah wo-oo-o-o-o
Wo-oo-o-o-oo-o-o-oo-o yea-i-eah wo-o

There was a time, I was so lonely (away-i-ay-ay-ay)
Remember the time, it was on Friday (away-i-ay-i-ay)
You made me feel fine, we did it my way (away-i-ay-ay-ay)
I sat on your knees every Friday (away-i-ay)

(We walked in fields of golden hay)
I still recall you
(We walked in fields of golden hay)
I see you in the summer
Jo-o-o-oe, Jo-o-o-oe

I sat on your chair by the fire (away-i-ay-ay-ay)
Transfixed in a stare taking me higher (away-i-ay-i-ay)
Precious years to remember (away-i-ay-ay-ay)
Childhood fears I surrender (away-i-ay)

(We walked in fields of golden hay)
I still recall you
(We walked in field of golden hay)
I see you in the summer
Jo-o-o-oe, Jo-o-o-oe

Wu-u-u-u, u-u-u-u-u, wu-u-u wu-u-u-u-u
Wu-u-u-u, u-u-u-u-u, wu-u-u wu-u-u-u-u-u-u

MEANING

In an interview given in April 1996 Dolores told “‘Joe’ was about my grandfather, who I loved dearly.
In concert before playing the song she often explained who this song is dedicated to: “It’s a song that I wrote about my grandfather who died four years ago […] his name was Joe, and this song is called ‘Joe’.” (London, UK, 31.07.1995)

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