The Concept

Artist: The Cranberries
Released on: Wake Up And Smell The Coffee (Track #6)
Length: 3:04

LYRICS

Come here my lover, something’s on your mind
Listen to no o-other, they could be unkind

Hold on to the concept of lo-o-ove, always darling
Hold on to the concept of lo-o-ove, always

Take life between us, live it like we choose
They’ll never see us, I will hear you calling

Hold on to the concept of lo-o-ove, always darling
Hold on to the concept of lo-o-ove, always

Night all night, all night
Night all night, all night
Night all night, all night
Night all night, all night

CREDIT INFORMATION

Music by D. O’Riordan
Lyrics by D. O’Riordan
Produced by Stephen Street
Engineered by Cenzo Townsend assisted by Emma Jane Lennon and Shay Dooher at Windmill Lane, Dublin
Mixed at Town House Studios, Shepherds Bush (London) by Stephen Street and Cenzo Townsend assisted by Tom Stanley
Mastered at Sterling Sound by George Marino
Publishing administered by Universal Music Publishing, Ltd, London

MEANING

In an interview given to Hot Press (November 2001) Dolores told that “’Concept’ is about the concept of love and how, no matter what life throws at you, all you really have to hold onto is love. And never lose your vision of love.” In the same interview Mike added “I do believe that is true“, and Fergal said “So do I. It may sound simplistic but, at the end of the day, all you do have is love.

NOTES

  • The song was played live for the first time in Lille, France, March 18th, 2002.
  • Dolores sometimes introduced the song telling it’s called “The Concept of Love”.

OTHER RELEASES

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