You And Me

Artist: The Cranberries
Released on: Bury The Hatchet (Track #4)
Length: 3:26

LYRICS

I’m not going out tonight ‘cos I don’t want to go
I am staying home tonight ‘cos I don’t want to know
You revealed the world to me and I would never be
Dwelling in such happiness, your gift of purity

Yea-ee-o-oh, yea-ee-o-o-oh, yea-ee-oh, yea-ee-o-oh
Yea-ee-o-oh, yea-ee-o-o-oh, yea-ee-oh, yea-ee-o-o-ah
A-ah, you and me
It will always be, you and me-e
Forever be, eternally
It will always be, you and me-e-e

Taylor, Taylor, Taylor, Tay-ylo-or
Du du du du du du du du du, du du du du du du du du du
Du du du du du du du du du, du du du du du du du du du

I don’t pay attention to the ones who never cared
Find your own direction ‘cos there’s sweetness in the air
You will be the world to me and I will always be
Dwelling in this happiness, your gift of purity

Yea-ee-o-oh, yea-ee-o-o-oh, yea-ee-oh, yea-ee-o-oh
Yea-ee-o-oh, yea-ee-o-o-oh, yea-ee-oh, yea-ee-o-o-ah
A-ah, you and me
It will always be, you and me-e
Forever be, eternally
It will always be, you and me
Always be, you and me-e
Forever be, eternally
It will always be, you and me-e
Forever be, eternally-y-y

Taylor, Taylor, Taylor, Tay-ylo-or
Taylor, Taylor, Taylor, Tay-ylo-or
Du du du du du du du du du, du du du du du du du du du
Du du du du du du du du du, du du du du du du du du du
Du du du du du du du du du, du du du du du du du du du
Du du du du du du du du du

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

Fergal told in interview in 2002 that You And Me “and ‘Animal Instinct’ were probably the first songs that Dolores wrote after she had kids, so that was kind of a love song for her son. Parenthood really does ground you a lot. When you come back off tour it takes a few days to adjust being back home, but with kids it’s like, ‘Tough shit, get used to it!’ It brings you back down with a bang. It’s brilliant.” (Hot Press, November 2002)

NOTES

  • You And Me is the fourth single released from Bury The Hatchet in 2000. It was only released in few countries.
  • In an interview in 2003, Fergal was asked why the singles “Hollywood” and “You and Me” were only released in certain countries. He answered: “In some places, the discs that included those songs, To the Faithful Departed and Bury the Hatchet, had a longer lifetime, so the record company asked us for more singles and we told them yes, so those were the ones that we chose.

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