Joe

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

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

CREDIT INFORMATION

Music by Noel Hogan & Dolores O’ Riordan
Lyrics by Dolores 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

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 Dolores often explained who this song was 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)

NOTES

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