Waltzing Back

Artist : The Cranberries
Released on : Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (Track #5)
Song length : 3:38

Credit Information

Music and Lyrics by D. O’Riordan.
Produced and Engineered by Stephen Street.
Additional Engineering by Aiden McGovern at Windmill Studios.
Mixed at Maison Rouge, Fulham, London.
Published by Island Music Ltd 1993.

Lyrics

Who gave them the right
Waltzing back into your li-i-ife, your li-i-ife, your li-i-ife
Now I feel fear
I wish that they’d never come he-e-ere, he-e-ere, he-e-ere

What they gonna do, what they gonna say, taking you away
From my li-i-ife, my  li-i-ife, my li-i-ife
Say what they gonna do, what they gonna say, taking you away
From my li-i-ife, my  li-i-ife, my li-i-ife
La-a, la-a
La-a

Who gave them the right
Turning it back into li-i-ight, ‘to li-i-ight, ‘to li-i-ight
Then I felt fear
I wish that they’d never come he-e-ere, he-e-ere, he-e-ere

What they gonna do, what they donna say, taking you away
From my li-i-ife, my li-i-ife, my li-i-ife
I don’t wanna know, I don’t wanna say, I don’t wanna say
Cos it’s your li-i-ife, your li-i-ife, your li-i-ife
La-a, la-a
La-a
Uh uh

Who gave them the right, the right, the ri-ight
Who gave them the right, the right, the ri-ight
Who gave them the right, the right, the ri-ight
Who gave them the right, the right, the ri-ight
La la la
La la la
La la la

Ah

Meaning

N/A

Notes

  • A different studio version (produced by Dale Griffin) was recorded in 1992 for the John Peel Show. This was not a live, one-take recording like other media performances. This version remains commercially unreleased.

Other relaeases

  • Waltzing Back (live at The Record Plant Studios, Hollywood, US, 1993)
    • [4 :01], Dreams CD maxi single (US), 1994
    • [4:01], Linger CD single (Germany & UK), 1994
    • Linger 10″ vinyl single (UK), 1994
    • [4:01], Linger Promo CD single (UK), 1994
    • [3:51], Bualadh Bos, 2010
  • Waltzing Back (live at Fleadh Festival, Finsbury Park, UK, 1994) [3:45], Zombie CD single (France, UK & US), 1994
  • Waltzing Back (live at Molson Amphiteatre, Toronto, Canada, 1996) [4:59], Hollywood CD single (France), 1997
  • Waltzing Back (live at The Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK, 2012) [4:32], Live 2012, 2012
  • Waltzing Back (live at Zénith, Caen, France, 2012) [4:03], Live 2012, 2012

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