Wanted

Artist: The Cranberries
Released on: Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (Track #8)
Duration: 2:08

LYRICS

Sitting in an armchair with my head between my hands
I wouldn’t have to feel like this if you’d only understand
Too many misunderstandings causing such delay
And if it doesn’t work like this, well I’ll try another way

Oh woho if this is the way you wanted it
Oh woho I didn’t understand
Oh woho if this is the way you wanted it
Oh woho I didn’t understand

You know that all I wanted was to be there by your side
And if you didn’t want it, well you shouldn’t have denied
You knew that you were someone special right from the start
But if you treat me badly we’d be better off apart

Oh woho if this is the way you wanted it
Oh woho I didn’t understand
Oh woho if this is the way you wanted it
Oh woho I didn’t understand (understand)

Oh ho-o-o
Oh ho-o-o
Oh ho-o-o
Oh ho-o-o
Ho-o ho-o-o-o ho-o ho-o ho
Ho-o ho-o-o ho-o-o-o
Ho-o ho-o-o ho-o-o-o

CREDIT INFORMATION

Music by Noel Hogan & Dolores O’ Riordan
Lyrics Dolores 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

MEANING

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NOTES

  • There are 2 other and different studio versions of the song “Wanted”. One recorded in 1992 at “John Peel Show” (produced by Dale Griffin) and one in 1993 at “Dave Fanning Show” (produced by Jim Lockhart). These were not live and one-take recordings like other media performances. These versions remain commercially unreleased.
  • The album version of this track was featured on two promotional compilation in early/mi-1994: “Les Inrockuptibles” magazine summer CD compilation “Un été 94” and “Vox” magazine March 1994 CD compilation “You Can All Join In 94”.

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