discos de rock alternativo, the cranberries

The Cranberries: No need to argue. Canciones, letras e historia del disco

La triste noticia de la muerte de Dolores O’Riordan a sus jóvenes 46 años nos hizo recordar el disco insignia de una de las bandas de rock que transformó la escena mundial allá por los años 90.

Un poco de historia de The Cranberries

Formada en Irlanda, este grupo de rock alternativo comenzó sus andanzas en los escenarios en el año 1989. Los integrantes originales de la banda fueron Noel Hogan, en guitarra, su hermano Mike Hogan en bajo, Fergal Lawler en batería y el cantante y compositor Niall Quinn. Luego de la partida de este último, la cantante Dolores O’Riordan tomó las riendas de la parte vocal y compositiva, poniéndole letra a las melodías que Noel Hogan componía en su guitarra, en los inicios del grupo. El año de 1993 fue el que marcó un antes y un después para esta banda de rock irlandés, ya que al salida de su disco Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? los catapultó a la fama y los ubicó en la historia del rock.

discos de rock alternativo, the cranberries

The Cranberries: No Need To Argue

El disco en cuestión, es el segundo album en estudio. Su fecha de lanzamiento fue en 1994 y se convirtió en un éxito inmediato, llegando a vender más de 18 millones de copias alrededor del mundo. Las canciones Ode to My Familie y Zombie, rompieron todos los récords de la propia banda, sobretodo la última canción.

The Cranberries No Need To Argue significado de las letras y canciones

Las letras de este disco tomaron un camino un poco más comprometido que el disco anterior con letras que tratan sobre la guerra, la muerte, el amor  y la decepción. El sonido del disco se acerca a un lado más rockero, con distorsiones y más volumen. Uno de sus grandes éxitos, la canción Ode to My Family se realizó en homenaje a las víctimas de la guerra de Yugoslavia que por aquel entonces estaba desarrollándose trágicamente en la zona de los Balcanes. Todas las letras son de Dolores O’Riordan.

La canción que se convirtió en un clásico indiscutido es Zombie.  Escrito como canción de protesta, trata sobre el conflicto de Irlanda del Norte. El tema fue compuesto especialmente como protesta por el atentado atribuído por el IRA en la ciudad inglesa de Warrington en 1993, en el que dos niños resultaron como víctimas fatales.

Lista de Canciones

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

Letras de No Need To Argue

Ode To My Family

Understand the things I say
Don’t turn away from me,
‘Cause I’ve spent half my life out there
You wouldn’t disagree.

Do you see me? Do you see?
Do you like me?
Do you like me standing there?
Do you notice? Do 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 mom,
She hold me, 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.
Do you know this? Do you know
You did not find me?
You did not find. 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 mom,
She hold me, she hold me
When I was out there.
My father, my father,
He liked me, oh, he liked me.
Does anyone care? [9x]

I Can’t Be With You

Lying in my bed again,
And I cry ’cause 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.

Be with you. [X 4]
Be with you, be with you, baby, I can’t be with you.

Thinking back on how things were,
And on 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 hands,
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.

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Be with you. [X 4]
Be with you, 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,
Baby, still in love with you.

Still in love with you. [X 6]

Twenty One

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 happ’ning, this is what I say.
Leave me alone, leave me alone,
Leave me alone ’cause I found it all.
Twenty one, twenty one, 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, twenty one, twenty one… [X 2]
Today… [X 4]

Twenty one… [X 14]

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, zombie, zombie
Hey, hey
What’s in your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie
Hey, hey, hey, oh
Dou, dou, dou, dou
Dou, dou, dou, dou
Dou, dou, dou, dou
Dou, dou, dou, dou

Another mother’s breakin’
Heart is taking over
When the violence causes silence
We must be mistaken

It’s the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen
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, zombie, zombie
Hey, hey
What’s in your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie
Hey, hey, hey
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Hey, oh, ya, ya-a

Empty

Something has left my life,
And I don’t know where it went to, ah, ha, ha.
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, ah, ha, ha?
Why did you turn out the lights?
Did you know that I was sleeping?

Say a prayer for me,
Help me to feel the strength, I did.
My identity, has it been taken?
Is my heart breakin’ on me?

All my plans fell through my hands,
They fell through my hands on me.
All my dreams it suddenly seems,
It suddenly seems,
Empty, i, i, i [X 7]

Everything I Said

It makes me lonely,
It makes me very lonely,
When I see you here, waitin’ on.

It makes me tired,
It makes me very tired,
And inside of me, lingers on.

But you have your heart, oh,
Don’t believe it,
And you ran outside, waiting on.

Everything I said, oh,
Well I meant it,
And inside my head, holdin’ on.

‘Cause if I died tonight,
Would you hold my head, oh,
Would you understand?

And if I lied in spite,
Would you still be here,
No, would you disappear?

Surely must be you,
Surely must be you,
But I don’t make you lonely.

I’ll get over you,
I’ll get over you,
But I don’t make you lonely.

La, da, da, da, da, da…

The Icicle Melts

When, when will the icicle melt,
The icicle, icicle?
And when, when will the picture show end,
The picture show, picture show?

I should not have read the paper today,
‘Cause a child, child, child, child he was taken away.

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

How, how could you hurt the child,
How could you hurt the child?
Now, does this make you satisfied,
Satisfied, satisfied?

I don’t know what’s happ’ning to people today,
When a child, child, child, child, he was taken away.

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

There’s a place for the baby that died,
And there’s time for the mother who cried.
And you will hold him in your arms sometime,
‘Cause nine months is too long, too long, too long,
Too long.

Disappointment

A disappointment.
Oh, you shouldn’t have done,
You couldn’t have done,
You wouldn’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,
And it all boils down to what you did,
Then… [X 8]

In the night we fight, I fled, you’re right.
It was exactly then, it was exactly then,
I decided, decided, decided, decide. Oh, that threw you out.

In the night we fight, I fled, you’re right.
It was exactly then, it was exactly then,
I decided, decided, decided, decided. Mmm… Mmmm…

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But it won’t be any harder,
And I hope you’ll find your way again.
And it won’t get any higher,
And it all boils down to what you did,
Then… [X 8]
Disappointment… [X 6]
Then… [X 8]

Ridiculous Thoughts

Twister, oh, does anyone see through you?
You’re a twister, oh, an animal.
But you’re so happy, now. I didn’t go along with you,
So happy now, na na na na.

But you’re gonna have to hold on. You’re gonna have to hold on,
You’re gonna have to hold on, hold on, hold on.

Or we’re gonna have to move on, We’re gonna have to move on,
Or we’re gonna have to move on, move on, move on.

I feel alright and I cried so hard, The ridiculous thoughts, oh.
I feel alright, alright, alright, alright.

Twister, oh, I shouldn’t have trusted in you.
Twister, oh, a na na na. It’s not gonna happen, no.
You’re not gonna make fun of me,
Happen now, na na na na.

But you’re gonna have to hold on. You’re gonna have to hold on,
You’re gonna have to hold on, hold on, hold on.

Or we’re gonna have to move on, We’re gonna have to move on,
Or we’re gonna have to move on, move on, move on.

I feel alright and I cried so hard, The ridiculous thoughts, oh.
I feel alright, alright, alright… Ah, I should have lied,
But I cried so hard, The ridiculous thoughts, ah.
I should have lied, have lied, have lied, have lied.
But you’re gonna have to hold on.

You’re gonna have to hold on, [X 7]
Well, you’re gonna have to hold on. You’re gonna have to hold on,
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold.
Well, you’re gonna have to hold on,
You’re gonna have to hold on,
To me…

Dreaming My Dreams

All the things you said to me today,
Change my perspective in every way.
These things count to mean so much to me,
Into my faith, you and your baby.

It’s out there. It’s out there.
It’s out there. If you want me I’ll be here.
[X2]

I’ll be dreaming my dreams with you.
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. It’s out there.
It’s out there. If you want me I’ll be here…
[X2]

I’ll be dreaming my dreams with you.
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 with you.
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.

Yeat’s Grave

Na, na na na. Na, na, na…

Silenced by death in the grave,
Da da da da. William Butler Yeats couldn’t save.
Da da de da. Why did you stand here,
Were you sickened in time?
But I know by now.
Why did you sit here, ah…

In the grave, in the gra-a-ave.
In the grave, in the gra-a-a-ave?

Why should I blame her,
that she filled my days with misery,
Or that she would of late have taught
To ignorant men most violent
Ways or hurled the little streets upon the great.
Had they but courage equal to desire.

Sad that Maud Gonne couldn’t stay,
Da da da da, but she had Mac Bride anyway.
And you sit here with me on the Isle Inisfree,
And you’re writting down ev’rything.
But I know by now.
Why did you sit here, ah…

In the grave, in the gra-a-ave.
In the grave, in the gra-a-a-ave?
La da da da; La da da da…

William Butler… [X 4]

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,
You’re not the one there…
There… there… there… there… there…

All night long, laid on my pillow,
These things are wrong.
I can’t sleep here!

So lovely, so lovely, so lovely.

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

Ooh, in your eyes I can see the disguise.
Ooh, in your eyes I can see the dismay.
Has anyone seen lightning?
Has anyone looked lovely?
And the daffodils look lovely today,
And the daffodils look lovely today,
Look lovely today…

Look lovely, [X 9]

Na, na. Na, na na na…

No Need To Argue

There’s no need to argue 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,
Special to me, to me.

And I remember all the things we once shared,
Watching T.V. 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,
Special to me, to me.

Will I forget in time, ah,
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.

Ouuu, ouuu, ouuuu…
Special.

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