Ode To My Family

Album: No Need To Argue (1994)
Charted: 38 39
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  • 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'd 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, 'cause 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'd 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?
    Does anyone care?
    Does anyone care?
    Does anyone care?
    Does anyone care?
    Does anyone care?
    Does anyone care?

    Doo doo doo do, doo doo doo do
    Doo doo doo do, doo doo doo do
    Doo doo doo do, doo doo doo do
    Doo doo doo do, doo doo doo do Writer/s: Noel Anthony Hogan, Dolores Mary O'Riordan
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 15

  • Viejo Clemente from Phoenix Arizona Would have been great to sit down and have a conversation with Dolores . Truly talented band .
  • Bo Jones from Terrell, TexasThis is their best song and may be one of the most underrated songs of all!! So much emotion, folk timing and rhythm!! Absolute perfection in a song!!
  • Vee from Virginia Beach, Va.... Missing my family...
  • I Licked Heleen from NimesI adore This song also I liked My girlfriend Much Evert time we hear it play, intense intime au cite Nimes we livivre together. Thank yew To Cranberries!
  • Pipit from Yogyakarta, IndonesiaIt's my favorite song...remind me to my beloved father...
    he was really love this song...
  • Victoria from Bethany, OkTheir music is so passionate and so touching. Ode To My Family is by far my favorite song from them. It's something I think we all can relate to.
  • Cathy from Grand Rapids, MiI love her 'irish wail', so rarely heard outside of the insular and specific genre of traditional irish music. So many Irish popular musicians blend into the generic pop sound of the day, their ethnic flavor gets lost and abandoned. I applaud their skill at creating music of different colors, I just feel wistful about keeping the traditional Irish feel out and proud in the world. She has a gift of being able to touch people with her music. Such a wonderful band they are, so many fans from around the world. This song takes on a special meaning for every listener, it's seemingly simple lyrics convey deep meaning and emotion. Timeless song.
  • Bruno from Lima, PeruIn his 1995 diary, "A year. With swollen appendices", on September 11, Brian Eno wrote about a conversation with Bono about a line in this song:
    "We were talking about that line in one of her songs: 'My father, my father, he liked me.' We were both moved by the delicacy of that word choice - such a stronger word than 'loved'. She is apparently the one girl in a family of 11! This may explain her singular confidence around men"
  • Lefty_2ndbaseman from Chicago, IlThis is my favorite Cranberries song...it creates a very somber but passionate mood.
  • Allie from A Little Ol' Town In, MiI love this song, she is such a great singer and her lyrics and voice are so haunting. Not many people know about the cranberries but they're so good. Awesome bass line for this song and it relys mainly on the simple guitar riffs and running bass.
  • Eds from Wellington, New Zealandsuch a great song. Makes me feel sad
  • Dylann from Los Angeles, Cadolores o'riordan is an amazing songwriter/singer.
  • Acrobat from Adelaide, Australia'So Cold In Ireland' is a hidden track on the 'No Need To Argue' album and comes 7 or 4 minutes after No Need To Argue has ceased playing. It as a very haunting song
  • Sar from Iron, MnThe entire "no need to argue" album is spectacular!!
  • Katie from Miami, FlDolores O'Riordan has one of the most amazing voices.....I literally get chills when she sings....very talented. I find the bubble gum pop artists don't have half the voice she does......
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