Raining In My Heart

Artist: The Cranberries
Released on: Roses (Track #4)
Length: 3:27

LYRICS

Dulu-du-du, dulu-du
Dulu-du-du, dulu-du
Dulu-du-du, dulu-du

I’ve seen it all, I’ve seen it all today
I cried a tear, I tried to turn away
But it’s raining in my heart everytime we are apa-a-art
And the sun won’t shine today, so I have to walk away-ay-ay-ay-ay

If I could fly (if I, if I), you know that I’d try (I try, I try), if I could fly (if I, if I)
If I could fly (if I, if I), you know that I’d try (I try, I try), if I could fly (if I, if I)
Raining in my heart, it is raining in my hea-ea-ea-ea-eart

So I must leave (du du du, du) the place where I will go (du du du, du)
You cannot come (du du du, du), I guess you’ll never know (du du du, du)
Still it’s raining in my heart, every time we are apa-a-art
And the sun won’t shine today, so I had to walk away-ay-ay-ay-ay
If I could fly (if I, if I), you know that I’d try (I try, I try), if I could fly (if I, if I)
If I could fly (if I, if I), you know that I’d try (I try, I try), if I could fly (if I, if I)
Raining in my heart, it is raining in my hea-ea-ea-ea-eart

Raining in my heart, raining in my heart
Hu-hu-hu-hu-ha, hu-hu-hu-ha-ha

CREDIT INFORMATION

Music by N. Hogan & D. O’Riordan
Lyrics by D. O’Riordan
Produced & Engineered by Stephen Street
Recorded at the MetalWorks Studio, Toronto (Canada) – April-May 2011
Published by Kobalt Music Ltd./Fairwood Music (UK) Ltd

MEANING

Dolores explained in an interview given to Q that the song was written when she had to leave her children to go on tour with the band in 2003.

NOTES

  • According to Dolores O’Riordan, this song was written in an airplane in 2003 and recorded the same year with Stephen Street on a demo EP; at the time, some sources referred to the song as “Raining In My Hart”. This demo has never been heard.
  • Rerecorded in 2011 at the Metalworks Studios, Toronto,  Raining In My Heart was described as a “reggae infused” song by Cooking Vinyl in October 2011.
  • On December 23d, 2011 a preview of this song was put online on the Australian iTunes store along with the other tracks of Roses.
  • Raining In My Heart was played live for the first time during Soundcheck (WNYC 93.9 FM) on February 8th, 2012.
  • Raining In My Heart was played live in concert for the first time in Auckland (New-Zealand) during the Roses Tour on March 15th, 2012.

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