In this song, Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan describes someone as a "twister," and tells him, "You're gonna have to hold on."
Her life at the time was a tornado of activity; the first Cranberries album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, Why Can't We?
, launched them to stardom, which meant leaving Ireland and going on tour. While on the road, they wrote material for their next album, No Need To Argue
. It was in this environment that O'Riordan came up with "Ridiculous Thoughts," a song where she questions her thoughts.
"I remember feeling a bit like an object at times," she said in a Songfacts interview
. "The success was so big and there were so many expectations and demands from all sides - from the label and from everybody. I remember feeling under a lot of pressure when I wrote that."