Shattered

Artist: The Cranberries
Released on: Bury The Hatchet (Track #6)
Length: 3:42

LYRICS

La, la la, la la, la la

I’m trying to control myself
So please don’t stand in my way
I’ve waited for the longest time
This is what I wanted in my way
Move over (move over), move over
There’s a climax coming my way
Move over (move over), move over
There’s a climax coming in my way-y-ay

I don’t like you, don’t compromi-i-i-ise
Shattered by your weakness (shattered by your weakness)
Shattered by your smile (shattered by your smile)
And I’m not very fond of you
And your li-i-i-ies (li-i-i-ies)
Shattered by your weakness (shattered by your weakness)
Shattered by your smile (shattered by your smile)

All the kids are going back to school
The summer’s over it’s the golden rule
And now I’m coming out to play
So please don’t stand in my way
And all the things that seemed once to be
So important to me
Seem so trivial now that I can see
Move over (move over), move over
There’s a climax coming my way
Move over (move over), move over
There’s a climax coming in my way-y-ay

I don’t like you, don’t compromi-i-i-ise
Shattered by your weakness (shattered by your weakness)
Shattered by your smile (shattered by your smile)
And I’m not very fond of you
And your li-i-i-ies (li-i-i-ies)
Shattered by your weakness (shattered by your weakness)
Shattered by your smile (shattered by your smile)
Shattered by your weakness (shattered by your weakness)
Shattered by your smile (shattered by your smile)
Shattered by your weakness (shattered by your weakness)
I’m shattered by your smile (shattered by your smile)
Shattered by your weakness (shattered by your weakness)
I’m shattered by your smile (shattered by your smile)

Please don’t stand in my way

CREDIT INFORMATION

Music by N. Hogan & D. O’Riordan
Lyrics D. O’Riordan
Produced by The Cranberries & Benedict Fenner
Engineered and Mixed by Mike Plotnikoff at Sarm West and Olympic (London)
Recorded at metalworks (Toronto), Windmill Lane (Dublin), Le Miravel (France), Sarm West (London)
Mastered at Gateway Mastering Studios (Portland, Maine)
Published by PolyGram International Publishing Inc. (ASCAP) 1999

MEANING

In an interview given to Dave Fanning (Ovation’s Music Express, 1999) Dolores explained that she wrote Shattered when she was 6-7 months pregnant of her first child and she said that it “is about the fears that you go through when you’re carrying a child.

NOTES

  • Although the song was never released as a single, it had airplay in Japan and went at #6 on the Japanese Charts.
  • During the European Leg of the Roses Tour in 2012, Shattered was played in an instrumental version. The word “Interlude” was written on setlists to name the song.

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