Cranberries - No Need To Argue
Cranberries

No Need To Argue

1994

1: Ode To My Family
2: I Can't Be With You
3: Twenty One
4: Zombie
5: Empty
6: Everything I Said
7: The Icicle Melts
8: Disappointment
9: Ridiculous Thoughts
10: Dreaming My Dreams
11: Yeat's Grave
12: Daffodil Lament
13: No Need to Argue


1: 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 you 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 me liked me, does anyone care

Does anyone care


2: 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 cleart
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 hand
We'll find another end
And come with me
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


3: 21

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

4: 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
Zombie
What's in your head, in your head
Zombie

Another mother's breakin'
Heart is taking over
When the violence causes silence
We must be mistaken
It's the same old theme since 1916
In your head,
In your head they're still fightin'
With their tanks
In your head they are dyin'

In your head, in your head
Zombie
What's in your head, in your head
Zombie

"Zombie" was written on the Cranberries English tour 1993.
Man's inhumanity to man and worse still, to child.

5: Empty

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 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
In my obvious it suddenly seems
Empty


6: Everything I Said

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


7: The Icicle Melts

When
When will the icicle melt,
And when
When will the picture show end
I should not have read the paper today
Cause a child, child he was taken away

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

How could you hurt a child
Now Does this make you satisfied
I don't know what's
happening to people today
When a child, he was taken away

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

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


8: Disappointment

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

Written on making a clear decision, no more struggle inside

9: Ridiculous Thoughts

Twister does anyone see though you
You're a twister, an animal
But you're 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 going 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 twisted 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 alright
And I cried so hard
The ridiculous thoughts
I feel alright

I should have lied
But 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


10: Dreaming my Dreams

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

"Dreaming My Dreams" was written on December 25th 1993. New found happiness.
Dedicated to my husband, lover, best friend, support.
What more can be said?

11: Yeat's Grave

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


12: Daffodil Lament

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 lovely, so loving

I have decided to leave you forever
I have decide to start things from here
Thunder and lightning won't change
What I'm feeling
And the daffodils look lovely today

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

And the daffodils looked lovely today
Looked lovely


13: No Need To Argue

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

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

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
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