Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Album

Artist(s): The Cranberries

Cover Art

The Cranberries Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Cover Art

Tracklist

Never Grow Old

length: 2:36
producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
mixer: Stephen Street and Cenzo Townshend
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
recording engineer: Cenzo Townshend
background vocals: Noel Hogan
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan

I had a dream
Strange it may seems
It was my perfect day

Open my eyes
I realize
This is my perfect day

Hope you never grow old
Hope you never grow old
Hope you never grow old
Hope you never grow old

Do-do-do-do

Birds in the sky
They look so high
This is my perfect day

I feel the breeze
I feel it is
It is my perfect day

Hope you never grow old
Hope you never grow old
Hope you never grow old
Hope you never grow old

Forever young
I hope you stay
Forever young
Do-do-do-do

Analyse

length: 4:11
producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
mixer: Cenzo Townshend and Stephen Street
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
recording engineer: Cenzo Townshend
background vocals: Noel Hogan
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Breathe the air, out there
We are free, we can be
Wide open

For you I open my eyes
To the beauty I see
We we will pray,
We we will stay
Wide open

Don’t analyse
Don’t analyse
Don’t go that way
Don’t lead that way
That would paralyse your evolution

Don’t analyse
Don’t analyse
Don’t go that way
Don’t lead that way
That would paralyse your evolution

Lalala this greatest moment
Lalala the strangest day
Lalala the greatest love of them all

Lalala. this greatest moment
Lalala, the strangest day
Lalala, the greatest love of them all

Close your eyes
Close your eyes
Breathe the air, out there
Fantazise, fantazise
We are open

For you I open my eyes
To the beauty I see
We we will pray
We we will stay ...together

Lalala, this greatest moment
Lalala, the strangest day
Lalala, the greatest love of them all

Lalala, this greatest moment
Lalala, the strangest day
Lalala, the greatest love of them all

Lalalalala

Time Is Ticking Out

length: 3:01
producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
mixer: Stephen Street and Cenzo Townshend
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
recording engineer: Cenzo Townshend
background vocals: Noel Hogan
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
composer: Noel Hogan, Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
We better think about the things we say
We better think about the games we play
The world went round, yeah, around and round

We better think about the consequences
We better think about the global census
If time went down, yeah, if time went down

What about Chernobyl
What about radiation
We don't know, we don't know

What about deprivation, gluttony, the human nation
We don't know, we don't know

For me love is all
Time is ticking out

Looks like we've screwed up the ozone layer
I wonder if the politicians care
The dime went down, yeah, if time went down

What about our children then
Is there nothing left for them
We don't know, we don't know
For me love is all

I need the oxygen, I need the oxygen

For me love is all
To do do do
Time is ticking out yeah time is ticking out

Dying Inside

length: 3:11
producer: Stephen Street
mixer: Stephen Street and Cenzo Townshend
composer: Noel Hogan, Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
Terrible thing, it was a terrible thing
To see her dying

It was a terrible thing, it was a terrible thing
To see her dying, inside, to see her dying

Won't you come out a play the games we played
Won't you speak out, and say the things you'd say

The lady loved her gold, the lady lost her soul

It was a terrible thing, it was a terrible thing
To see her dying

It was a terrible thing, it was a terrible thing
To see her dying, inside, to see her dying

Do you remember, the things we used to do
Do you remember, the way it was for you

The lady loved her gold, the lady lost her soul

It was a terrible thing, it was a terrible thing
To see her dying

It was a terrible thing, it was a terrible thing
To see her dying, inside, to see her dying

La ah, la ah, la ah

This Is the Day

length: 4:15
producer: Stephen Street
lead vocals: Dolores O’Riordan
mixer: Cenzo Townshend and Stephen Street
electric guitar: Noel Hogan
recording engineer: Cenzo Townshend
background vocals: Noel Hogan
acoustic guitar: Noel Hogan
percussion: Fergal Lawler
drums (drum set): Fergal Lawler
bass guitar: Mike Hogan
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
I never had a friend like you
This is the day
Your skin is white, your eyes are blue
This is the day

But don’t wind my change
I will still remain
I will always be there for you

A-ha

These thoughts, they circle in my mind
This is the day
The demons I can’t leave behind
This is the day

Don’t be insecure
I’ll be at your door
I will always be there for you

They will save you
They will save you
They will save you
Stay! stay!
They will save you
They will save you
They will save you
Stay! stay!
Stay!

I have provoked thy grace into my mind
This is the day
I have provoked thy grace that are divine
This is the day

Don’t be insecure
I’ll be at your door
I will always be there for you

They will save you
They will save you
They will save you
Stay! stay!
They will save you
They will save you
They will save you
Stay! stay!
Stay!

But don’t wind my change
I will still remain
I will still be here

But don’t wind my change
I will still remain
I will always be there for you

They will save you
They will save you
They will save you
Stay! stay!
They will save you
They will save you
They will save you
Stay! stay!
Stay!

The Concept

length: 3:04
producer: Stephen Street
mixer: Stephen Street and Cenzo Townshend
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
Come here, my lover something's on your mind?
Listen to no other, they could be unkind

Hold on to the concept of love, always darling
Hold on to the concept of love, always

Take life between us live it like we choose
They'll never see us I will hear you call

Hold on to the concept of love, always, darling
Hold on to the concept, always

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

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

length: 5:16
producer: Stephen Street
mixer: Stephen Street and Cenzo Townshend
writer: Noel Hogan
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
I, I went to hell
I might as well
Learn by my mistakes

I at twenty-four
Was insecure
To whatever it takes

Come on now
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up
It's time, smell the coffee, the coffee
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up
This time smell the coffee, the coffee

She's only got one reason to live
Isn't your life?
She's only got one reason to give
Giving tonight

She's so bored
Just I'll
Do anything
She's so cored
Just I'll
Lose everything, everyday

Come on now
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up
It's time, smell the coffee, the coffee
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up
It's time, smell the coffee, the coffee

She's only got one reason to live
Isn't your life?
She's only got one reason to give
Giving tonight

She's so bored
Just I'll
Do anything
She's so cored
Just I'll
Lose everything

She's so bored
Just I'll
Do anything
She's so cored
Just I'll
Lose everything, everyday

Pretty Eyes

length: 3:49
producer: Stephen Street
mixer: Cenzo Townshend and Stephen Street
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
Pretty eyes, pretty eyes
Not a cloud in my day
Not a cloud in my way
Angel eyes, no disguise
No pretention is here
No pretention, no fear

Don't leave me calling
Don't leave me falling
Don't leave me calling
Don't leave me falling

Stay awhile, stay awhile
I will tell you my mind
I will tell you my mind

I will kill everything
Just to take off your pain
Just to take off your pain

Don't leave me calling
Don't leave me falling
Don't leave me calling
Don't leave me falling

I Really Hope

length: 3:43
producer: Stephen Street
mixer: Stephen Street and Cenzo Townshend
composer: Noel Hogan, Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
I've been down this road before
Now I'm coming back for more
This is like a déjà vu, I was born to be with you

Into the night we went to sleep
You and I were meant for keeps
Into the night we went to play you and I

I really hope you'll always be so in love with me
I really hope we'll always stay so attached this way

So beware of the pitfall
We don't have to change at all
And our light will not burn out
It's what freedom's all about

Into the night we'll go to sleep
You and I are meant for keeps
Into the night we'll go to play
You and I

I really hope you'll always be so in love with me
I really hope we'll always stay so attached this way

I really hope you'll always be so in love with me
I really hope we'll always stay so attached this way

I really hope that we'll always be here
I really hope that you'll always be near
Take me and break me, I'll always be here
I really hope that you'll always be near

Every Morning

length: 2:24
producer: Stephen Street
mixer: Cenzo Townshend and Stephen Street
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
My god the years have passed me by
Where was I hiding

I've been around the world for some time
It's oblivious now

The morning sun is in my eyes
It doesn't hide the lines

It does not bare a great disguise
Happy birthday, baby, happy birthday

Every morning, every morning in time
We're doing fine

I don't remember being young
Was it so much fun
I don't remember feeling this free
It was not for me

I paid a price, sacrificed, it was worth it then
My time has come I now feel young, begin again
Happy birthday

Every morning, every morning in time
We're doing fine

Do You Know

length: 3:10
producer: Stephen Street
mixer: Stephen Street and Cenzo Townshend
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
Be here a while, might as well smile
Might as well smile

I will be strong, will carry on
And I'll always hold on to my smile

(Chorus)
What would you say, would you say that I'm sad
For feeling this way, ow!
What would you do if you were in my shoes
In mine
Do you know what I think
Do you know what I think about it, about it
I guess you don't know anything
You don't know anything about it, about it

Dust in my eyes, I realise that I'm thinking of you
I'll take my car, I will go far and I'll be lonely for you

(Repeat chorus)

Carry On

length: 2:22
producer: Stephen Street
mixer: Stephen Street and Cenzo Townshend
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
I didn´t understand
The things you´re going through
I never understood
I really never knew

Carry on, carry on
The sun will always shine
Carry on, carry on
We’ll have a glass of wine
Or cigarette

Ta,ra raa ra aa aa....

Take destiny by the hand
And lead it far away
Take it to another land
We will all decay

Carry on, carry on
The sun will always shine
Carry on, carry on
We’ll have a glass of wine
Or cigarette

Ta, ra raa ra ra aa aa....

Chocolate Brown

length: 3:32
producer: Stephen Street
mixer: Stephen Street and Cenzo Townshend
composer: Noel Hogan, Dolores O’Riordan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
But I try
And I sight
He didn’t listen to you
I feel that way
Still I try
And I sight
He wouldn’t understand me
I feel that way
But you’re so young
And you don’t get me now
I feel so guilty
And you are chocolate brown
Chocolate brown
I can make
Lot of love
I will make it up to you
Chocolate brown
Still I learn
And I learn
There’s so much to think about here
So much to lose
But it’s just fine
And you don’t see it now
Don’t make me guilty
Please don’t chocolate brown
Chocolate brown
I can make
Lot of love
I will make it up to you
Chocolate brown
Chocolate brown

Dreams (live in Paris)

length: 4:35
producer: The Cranberries
mixer: Mike Plotnikoff
recording engineer: Mike Plotnikoff
composer: Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan

Promises (live in Paris)

length: 5:06
mixer: Mike Plotnikoff
recording engineer: Mike Plotnikoff
lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
composer: Dolores O’Riordan
You'd better believe I'm coming
You'd better believe what I say
You'd better hold on to your promises
Because you bet you'll get what you deserve.

She's going to leave him over
She's going take her love away
So much for your eternal vows, well
It does not matter anyway.

Why can't you stay
Here a while
Stay here awhile
Stay with me.

Oh oh oh oh oh
All the promises we made
All the meaningless and empty words I prayed
Prayed praaaayed
Oh oh oh oh oh
All the promises we broke
All the meaningless and empty words I spoke

In the Ghetto

length: 2:43
producer: Stephen Street
mixer: Stephen Street and Cenzo Townshend
recording engineer: Cenzo Townshend
lyricist: Mac Davis
composer: Mac Davis
As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto

And his mama cries
'Cause if there's one thing that she don't need
It's another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto

People, don't you understand
The child needs a helping hand
Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day

Take a look at you and me
Are we too blind to see,
Do we simply turn our heads
And look the other way

Well the world turns
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto

And his hunger burns
So he starts to roam the streets at night
And he learns how to steal
And he learns how to fight in the ghetto

Then one night in desperation
A young man breaks away
He buys a gun, steals a car
Tries to run, but he don't get far
And his mama cries

As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
Face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto

As her young man dies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto