No Need to Argue Album

Artist(s): The Cranberries

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Tracklist

Ode to My Family

length: 4:32
producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
engineer: Stephen Street
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
background vocals: Noel Hogan
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
assistant engineer: Julie Gardiner
assistant producer: Julie Gardiner
composer: Noel Hogan, Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan

Understand the things I say
Don't turn away from me
Cause I spent half my life out there
You wouldn't disagree
D'you see me, d'you see
Do you like me, do you like me standing there
D'you notice, d'you know
Do you see me, do you see me
Does anyone care

Unhappiness, where's when I was young
And we didn't give a damn
'Cause we were raised
To see life as a fun and take it if we can
My mother, my mother she hold me
Did she hold me, when I was out there
My father, my father, he liked me
Oh he liked me, does anyone care

Understand what I've become
It wasn't my design
And people everywhere think
Something better than I am
But I miss you, I miss
'Cause I liked it, I liked it
When I was out there
D'you know this, d'you know
You did not find me, you did not find
Does anyone care

Unhappiness was when I was young
And we didn't give a damn
'Cause we were raised
To see life as fun and take it if we can
My mother, my mother she hold me
Did she hold me, when I was out there
My father, my father, he liked me
Oh he liked me, does anyone care

Does anyone care

I Can’t Be With You

length: 3:08
producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
engineer: Stephen Street
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
background vocals: Noel Hogan
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
assistant engineer: Julie Gardiner
assistant producer: Julie Gardiner
composer: Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
Lying in my bed again,
And I cry 'cause you're not here.
Crying in my head again,
And I know that it's not clear.

Put your hands, put your hands,
Inside my face and see that it's just you.
But it's bad and it's mad and it's making me sad,
Because I can't be with you.

Be with you. [X 4]
Be with you, be with you, baby, I can't be with you.

Thinking back on how things were,
And on how we loved so well.
I wanted to be the mother of your child,
And now it's just farewell.

Put your hands in my hands,
And come with me, we'll find another end.
And my head, and my head on anyone's shoulder,
'Cause I can't be with you.

Be with you. [X 4]
Be with you, be with you, baby, I can't be with you.

'Cause you're not here, you're not here,
Baby, I can't be with you.
'Cause you're not here, you're not here,
Baby, still in love with you.

Still in love with you. [X 6]

Twenty One

length: 3:08
producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
engineer: Stephen Street
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
assistant engineer: Julie Gardiner
assistant producer: Julie Gardiner
composer: Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
I don’t think it’s going
To happen anymore
You took my thoughts from me
Now I want nothing more
And did you think you
Could just take it all away

I don’t think it’s happening
This is what I say

Leave me alone
Cause I found it all
Twenty one

So I don’t think it’s going
To happen anymore
I don’t think it’s going
To happen anymore

Twenty one

Today

Twenty one

(’twenty one’ was written
On september 6th 1992, when
Dolores turned 21)

Zombie

length: 5:08
producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
engineer: Stephen Street
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
background vocals: Noel Hogan
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
assistant engineer: Julie Gardiner
assistant producer: Julie Gardiner
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
premiere: The Cranberries
Another head hangs lowly,
Child is slowly taken.
And the violence caused such silence,
Who are we mistaken?

But you see, it's not me, it's not my family.
In your head, in your head they are fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are crying...

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
ey, ey, ey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
ey, ey, ey, ey, oh, dou, dou, dou, dou, dou...

Another mother's breakin',
Heart is taking over.
When the vi'lence causes silence,
We must be mistaken.

It's the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen.
In your head, in your head they're still fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are dying...

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
ey, ey, ey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
ey, ey, ey, ey, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, hey, oh, ya, ya-a...
Thanks to Pete for the correction

Empty

length: 3:27
producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
engineer: Stephen Street
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
background vocals: Noel Hogan
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
assistant engineer: Julie Gardiner
assistant producer: Julie Gardiner
composer: Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
Something has left my life
And I don't know where it went to
Somebody caused me strife
And it's not what I was seeking.
Didn't you see me, didn't you hear me
Didn't you see me standing there
Why did you turn out the lights
Did you know that I was sleeping
Say a prayer for me
Help me to feel the strength I did
My identity has been taken
Is my heart breaking on me
All my plans fell though my hands
They fell
Though my hands on me
All my dreams, it suddenly seems
Empty

Everything I Said

length: 3:53
producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
engineer: Stephen Street
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
background vocals: Noel Hogan
additional engineer: Edward Douglas
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
assistant engineer: Julie Gardiner
assistant producer: Julie Gardiner
assistant recording engineer: Edward Douglas
composer: Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
It makes me lonely
It makes me very lonely
When I see you here, waitin’ on
It makes me tired, he makes me very tired
And inside of me, lingers on

But you have a heart
Don’t believe it, and you will find it
Waitin’ on
Everything I said, oh, well I meant it
And inside my head, holdin’ on

’cos if I died tonight
Would you hold my hand, no
Would you understand
And if I lived in spite
Would you still be here, no
Would you disappear

Surely must be you
But I don’t make you lonely
I’ll get over you
But I don’t make you lonely

The Icicle Melts

length: 2:54
producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
engineer: Stephen Street
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
assistant engineer: Julie Gardiner
assistant producer: Julie Gardiner
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
When, when will the icicle melt,
The icicle, icicle?
And when, when will the picture show end,
The picture show, picture show?

I should not have read the paper today,
'Cause a child, child, child, child he was taken away.

There's a place for the baby that died,
And there's time for the mother who cried.
And she will hold him in her arms sometime,
'Cause nine months is too long, too long, too long...

How, how could you hurt the child,
How could you hurt the child?
Now, does this make you satisfied,
Satisfied, satisfied?

I don't know what's happ'ning to people today,
When a child, child, child, child, he was taken away.

There's a place for the baby that died,
And there's time for the mother who cried.
And she will hold him in her arms sometime,
'Cause nine months is too long, too long, too long...

There's a place for the baby that died,
And there's time for the mother who cried.
And you will hold him in your arms sometime,
'Cause nine months is too long, too long, too long,
Too long.

Disappointment

length: 4:15
producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
engineer: Stephen Street
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
assistant engineer: Julie Gardiner
assistant producer: Julie Gardiner
composer: Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
Disappointment you shouldn’t have done
You couldn’t have done
You shouldn’t have done
The things you did then
And we could’ve been happy
What a piteous thing, a hideous thing
Was tainted by the rest

But it won’t get any harder
And I hope you’ll find your way again
And it won’t get any higher
But it all boils down to what you did then

In the night we fight, I lied you’re right
It was exactly then
I decided
And drew you out
In the night we fight, I lied you’re right
It was exactly there
I decided

But it won’t be any harder
And I whope you’ll find you way again
And it won’t get any higher
But it over boils down to what you did then
Disappointment

Ridiculous Thoughts

length: 4:32
producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
engineer: Stephen Street
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
background vocals: Noel Hogan
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
assistant engineer: Julie Gardiner
assistant producer: Julie Gardiner
composer: Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
Twister does anyone see through you
You're a twister, an animal
But you're so happy now
I didn't go along with you
So happy now

But you're going to have to hold on
Hold on
Or we're goin' to have to move on
Move on

I feel alright
And I cried so hard
The ridiculous thoughts
I feel alright

Twister, I shouldn't have trusted you
Twister
It's not going to happen no
You're not going to make fun of me
Happen no

But you're going to have to hold on
You're going to have to hold on
Hold on
Or we're going to have to move on
Move on

I feel allright
And I cried so hard
The ridiculous thoughts
I should ha' lied

But you're gonna have to hold on
Hold on
But you're gonna have to hold on to me

Dreaming My Dreams

length: 3:37
producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
engineer: Stephen Street
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
background vocals: Noel Hogan
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
assistant engineer: Julie Gardiner
assistant producer: Julie Gardiner
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
All the things you said to me today
Changed my perspective in every way
Then things come to mean
To much to me

Into my faith you
And your baby
It’s out there
If you want me
I’ll be here
It’s out there

I’ll be dreaming my dreams with you
And there’s no other place
That I’d lay down my face
I’ll be dreaming my dreams with you

It’s out there
If you want me, I’ll be here
I’ll be dreaming my dreams with you
And there’s no other place that I’d lay down my face
I’ll be dreaming my dreams with you

Yeat’s Grave

producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
engineer: Stephen Street
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
additional engineer: Edward Douglas
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
assistant engineer: Julie Gardiner
assistant producer: Julie Gardiner
assistant recording engineer: Edward Douglas
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
Silenced by death in the grave

WB Yeats couldn't save

Why did you stand here

Were you sickened in time

But I know by now

Why did you sit here?

In the GRAVE

W.B. Yeats "Second"

Why should I blame her

That she filled my days

With misery or that she would of late

Have taught to ignorant men violent ways

Or hurled the little street upon the greant

Had they but courage

Equal to desire

Sad that Maud Gonne couldn't stay

But she had Mac Bride anyway

And you sit here with me

On the isle Inistee

And your writing down everything

But I know by now

Why did you sit here

In a grave ...

Why should I blame her

Had they but courage equal to desire

Daffodil Lament

length: 6:11
producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
engineer: Stephen Street
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
background vocals: Noel Hogan
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
assistant engineer: Julie Gardiner
assistant producer: Julie Gardiner
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
Holding on that’s what I do
Since I met you
And it won’t be long, would you notice
If I left you
And it’s fine for some
Cause you’re not the one,

All night long, I laid on my pillow
These things are wrong
I can’t sleep here
So lonely, so lonely

I have decided to leave you forever
I have decided to start things from here
Thunder and lightning won’t change
What I’m feeling

And the daffodils look lovely today

Ol in your eyes I can see the disguise
Ol in your eyes I can see the dismay
Has anyone seen lightning
Has anyone looked lovely

And the daffodils looked lovely today
Looked lovely

No Need to Argue

length: 6:54
producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
engineer: Stephen Street
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
assistant engineer: Julie Gardiner
assistant producer: Julie Gardiner
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
There’s no need to aruge anymore
I gave all I could
But it left me so sore
And the thing that makes me mad
Is the one thing that I had

I knew, I knew, I’d lose you
You’ll always be special to me
Special to me
To me

And I remember all the
Things we once shared
Watching tv movies on
The living room armchair

But they say it will work out fine
Was it all a waste of time
Cause I knew, I knew, I’d lose you

You’ll always be special to me
Special to me
To me

Will I forget in time
You said I was on your mind
There’s no need to argue
No need to argue anymore
There’s no need to argue anymore
Special

So Cold in Ireland

length: 4:45
producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
engineer: Stephen Street
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
background vocals: Noel Hogan
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
assistant engineer: Julie Gardiner
assistant producer: Julie Gardiner
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
here is a story
of hope and of glory
he's 18 years old and well
i fell in love
where have you gone from me
the one that i loved endlessly
we used to have a life
now it's all gone
mystified mystified mystified
does it have to be so cold in ireland
does it have to be so cold in ireland
for me are thee waitin for me'
where have you gone from me
the one that i loved endlessly
we were to have a child
yesterday's gone
well i knew the time would come
when i'd have to leave they've won
look what they've done to me
they've taken my head
it's killing me
killing me

Zombie

length: 5:15
producer: Stephen Street
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
premiere: The Cranberries

Another head hangs lowly,
Child is slowly taken.
And the violence caused such silence,
Who are we mistaken?

But you see, it's not me, it's not my family.
In your head, in your head they are fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are crying...

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
ey, ey, ey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
ey, ey, ey, ey, oh, dou, dou, dou, dou, dou...

Another mother's breakin',
Heart is taking over.
When the vi'lence causes silence,
We must be mistaken.

It's the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen.
In your head, in your head they're still fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are dying...

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
ey, ey, ey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
ey, ey, ey, ey, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, hey, oh, ya, ya-a...
Thanks to Pete for the correction

Dreams

length: 4:33
producer: Stephen Street
composer: Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
All my life
Is changing every day
In every possible way

In all my dreams
It's never quite as it seems
Never quite as it seems

I know I've felt like this before
But now I'm feeling it even more
Because it came from you

Then I open up and see
The person falling here is me
A different way to be

I warn more
Impossible to ignore
Impossible to ignore

They'll come true
Impossible not to do
Impossible not to do

Now I tell you openly
You have my heart so don't hurt me
You're what I couldn't find

Totally amazing mind
So understanding and so kind
You're everything to me

All my life
Is changing every day
In every possible way

And oh my dreams
It's never quite as it seems
Cause you're a dream to me
Dream to me

Linger

length: 5:12
producer: Stephen Street
composer: Noel Hogan, Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
If you, if you could return
Don't let it burn, don't let it fade
I'm sure I might be rude
But it's just your attitude
It's tearing me apart
It's ruining everything
And I swore, I swore I would be true
And honey so did you
So why were you holding her hand
Is that the way we stand
Were you lying all the time
Was it just a game to you

But I'm in so deep
You know I'm such a fool for you
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger
Do you have to, do you have to
Do you have to let it linger

Oh, I thought the world of you
I thought nothing could go wrong
But I was wrong
I was wrong
If you, if you could get by
Trying not to lie
Things wouldn't be so confused
And I wouldn't feel so used
But you always really knew
I just wanna be with you

And I'm in so deep
You know I'm such a fool for you
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger
Do you have to. do you have to
Do you have to let it linger

And I'm in so deep
You know I'm such a fool for you
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger
Do you have to, do you have to
Do you have to let it linger

You know I'm such a fool for you
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger
Do you have to, do you have to
Do you have to let it linger

Ridiculous Thoughts

length: 4:22
producer: Stephen Street
composer: Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
Twister does anyone see through you
You're a twister, an animal
But you're so happy now
I didn't go along with you
So happy now

But you're going to have to hold on
Hold on
Or we're goin' to have to move on
Move on

I feel alright
And I cried so hard
The ridiculous thoughts
I feel alright

Twister, I shouldn't have trusted you
Twister
It's not going to happen no
You're not going to make fun of me
Happen no

But you're going to have to hold on
You're going to have to hold on
Hold on
Or we're going to have to move on
Move on

I feel allright
And I cried so hard
The ridiculous thoughts
I should ha' lied

But you're gonna have to hold on
Hold on
But you're gonna have to hold on to me