20th century masters: the best of the cranberries (2005)

 

  1. Dreams
  2. Linger
  3. Zombie
  4. Ode to My Family
  5. I Can't Be with You
  6. Salvation
  7. Free to Decide
  8. When You're Gone
  9. Animal Instinct
  10. Promises
  11. Analyse

 

Dreams

Oh my life
Is changing everyday
In every possible way

And Oh 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

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

I want more (impossible to ignore)
I want more (impossible to ignore)

And they'll come true (impossible not to do)
And they'll come true (impossible not to do)

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

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

 

 

 

Linger

If you, if you could return
Don't let it burn, don't let it fade
I'm sure I'm not being rude
But it's just your attitude
It's tearing me apart
It's ruining everything
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 let it linger
Oh, I thought the world of you
I thought nothing could go wrong
But I was wrong, but 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

 

 

 

Zombie

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 cryin'

In your head, in your head, zombie (x3)
What's in your head, in your head?
Zombie(x3)

Another mother's breaking heart is taking over
When the violence causes silence
We must be mistaken
I'ts the same old theme since 1916
In your head, in your head they're still fightin'
With their tanks, and their bombs
And their bombs, and their guns
In your head, in your head they are dyin'

In your head, in your head, zombie (x3)
What's in your head, in your head?
Zombie(x3)

 

 

 

Ode To My Family

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 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

Lying in my bed again
And I cry 'cos 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

Baby I can't be with you

Thinking back on how things were
And 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 head
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

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
And baby I'm still in love with you

 

 

Salvation

To all those people doin' lines, don't do it, don't do it
Inject your soul with liberty, it's free, it's free
To all the kids with heroine eyes, don't do it, don't do it
Cause it's not, not what it seems, no, no it's not, not what it seems

Salvation, salvation, salvation is free
Salvation, salvation, salvation is free

To all the parents with sleepless nights, sleepless nights
Tie your kids onto their beds, clean their heads
To all the kids with heroine eyes, don't do it, don't do it
Cause, it's not, not what it seems
no, no, it's not, not what it seems

Salvation, salvation, salvation is free
Salvation, salvation, salvation is free

 

 

 

Free To Decide

It's not worth anything more than this at all
I'll live as I choose or I will not live at all
So return to where you come from
Return to where you dwell
Because harassment's not my forte
But you do it very well

I'm free to decide, I'm free to decide
And I'm not so suicidal after all
I'm free to decide, I'm free to decide
And I'm not so suicidal after all
At all, at all, at all

You must have nothing more with your time to do
There's a war in Russia and Sarajevo too
So to hell with what you're thinking
And to hell with your narrow mind
You're so distracted from the real thing
You should leave your life behind

Cause I'm free to decide, I'm free to decide
And I'm not so suicidal after all
I'm free to decide, I'm free to decide
And I'm not so suicidal after all
At all, at all, at all

 

 

 

When You're Gone

Hold on to love, that is what I do
Now that I've found you
And from above, everything's stinking
They're not around you
And in the night, I could be helpless
I could be lonely, sleeping without you
And in the day, everything's complex
There's nothing simple, when I'm not around you

But, I miss you when you're gone
That is what I do....baby
And it's going to carry on,
That is what I knew...baby

Hold on to my hands, I feel I'm sinking
Sinking without you
And to my mind, everything's stinking
Stinking without you
And in the night, I could be helpless
I could be lonely, sleeping without you
And in the day everything's complex
There's nothing simple, when I'm not around you

But, I miss you when you're gone
That is what I do....baby
And it's going to carry on
That is what I knew...baby

 

 

 

Animal Instinct

Suddenly something has happened to me
As I was having my cup of tea
Suddenly I was feeling depressed
I was utterly and totally stressed
Do you know you made me cry?
Do you know you made me die?

And the thing that gets to me
Is you'll never really see
And the thing that freaks me out
Is I'll always be in doubt
It is a lovely thing that we have
It is a lovely thing that we
It is a lovely thing, the animal
The animal instinct

So take my hands and come with me
We will change reality
So take my hands and we will pray
They won't take you away
They will never make me cry, no
They will never make me die

And the thing that gets to me
Is you'll never really see
And the thing that freaks me out
Is I'll always be in doubt

The animal, the animal, the animal instinct in me
It's the animal, the animal, the animal instinct in me
It's the animal, it's the animal, it's the animal instinct in me (x2)

 

 

Promises

You better believe I'm coming
You better believe what I say
You better hold on to your promises
Because you bet you'll get what you deserve

She's going to leave him over
She's gonna 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, all the promises we made
All the meaningless and empty words
I prayed, prayed, prayed
Oh , all the promises we broke
All the meaningless and empty words
I spoke, spoke, spoke

Do-do-do Do-do-do Do-do-do Do-do-do

What of all the things that you taught me?
What of all the things that you'd say?
What of all your prophetic preaching?
You're just throwing it all away

Maybe we should burn the house down
Have ourselves another fight
Leave the cobwebs in the closet
Cause tearing them out is just not right

Why can't you stay here awhile
Stay here awhile
Stay with me..oh.oh

Oh, all the promises we made
All the meaningless and empty words
I prayed, prayed, prayed
Oh , all the promises we broke
All the meaningless and empty words
I spoke, spoke, spoke

Oh eh. Oh eh. Oh eh. Oh eh. Oh eh (x3)

 

 

Analyse

Close your eyes, close your eyes
Breathe the air, out there
We are free, we can be wide open

For you opened my eyes to the beauty I see
We will pray, we will stay wide open

Don't analyse, don't analyse
Don't go that way, don't live that way
That would paralyse your evolution

La la la This greatest moment
La la la The greatest day
La la la The greatest love of them all

Close your eyes, close your eyes
Breathe the air, out there
Fantasize, fantasize we are open

For you opened my eyes to the beauty I see
We will pray, we will stay together

La la la This greatest moment
La la la The greatest day
La la la The greatest love of them all

 

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