…unfortunately the man that Dolores was begging to stay with Her has passed away…Her beloved father is gone..
it’s actually the first time that i’m sheding a tear this way for someone that i dont know at all. Somehow i deeply love her family and i appreciated her parents always.I’m sure she owes alot of who she is to them and i love the way she is still connected with them.I couldn’t admire her more.
It was May 2007 when she released her first solo record (Are You Listening) that we heard about her father’s Mr Terence Patrick O’Riordanillness…But then she was happy that he was getting through it…
It was June 2011 when we travelled in London to see the Cranberries live in Feis festival, when before the adored classic Ode to my family, Dolores dedicated to her father this song, saying “for my father,he s not doing so good” and this video is on the bottom for you to watch.. and my heart broke…i just knew she wasn’t in her best mood although the performance was brilliant. One month later we cancelled our trip to Estonia to see them again live.It was cancelled due to his illness.It was already serious i guess.
I gave a letter to Her when i met her in Warsaw, i wished for him to recover soon…But our prayers and all the love and blessings and thoughts could never help. Few months later and while we re waiting for a new record (Roses Feb/2012) we read the sad news…”and i hope he s gone to a better place” Dolores!
We will all pass through this pain, i am only glad that you are there gathered with all the family members,,,im sure this made him feel better. Rest in peace Terence…from far far away…and from the botton of my heart!
Thanks for giving to Dolores such a great childhood,memories and all the beautiful things she could get from a beautiful surrounding. i guess it will always be YOU for Her…
Here’s the songs Dolores wrote for her father…
Stay With me @2007
It’s You @2009
and here’s the classic “Ode to My Family” live in Feis Festival,London [18/06/2011] dedicated to her father!
yeah, this could be women’s anthem all around the world…why not?! its just two lines and yet Dolores voice and the band’s playing makes it one of the most beautiful and strong songs. It wasn’t a single but it was loved alot by the crowd..fans and non fans…women and not only.
this is just to express how much i admire the reason she wrote it about, take a look…
Pretty (Dolores’ interpretation)
Sometimes it takes you a long time to realize that you have a lot of beauty in yourself.
And I think at that stage I realized that I had beauty in myself, even though I wasn’t like a supermodel or anything like that
but I think that every woman has beauty in herself, and sometimes they have problems seeing it in themselves.
I think it was kinda written at that stage when I saw it in myself, and I saw it in other women that didn’t see it in themselves.
And it was kind of a song that states that every woman is pretty for what she has and what she is.”
You’re so pretty The way you are
And you have no reason To be so insolent to me
you got to say it if you want to But you won’t change me”
..and how can ever melt?
i always knew a few things about James Bulger. The little two year baby that was murdered by two ten year old “kids”.Always made me sad…the reason that i got informed about it back in the middle 90’s was a very beautiful and deeply sad song by The Cranberries, its called “the icicle melts” . I found it amazing that Dolores was really feeling sad and really sounded like crying as a mother to a mother although she wasn’t yet herself. Never stopped listening this song and this record (No Need To Argue) in general as its my favorite album. Today, being grown up enough i was listening to the song again and decided to look about the story again. OMG! totally shocked of the details. My heart is crying more than what it did back then. Seeing it from a woman’s side now it makes me burst with hatred for the murderers. It was more than a kid’s death. It was a tortune and what makes me more sick is that those two “kids” were kept well and safe until they grew up. I know i’m the last one to judge but the last thing they deserved to have was an easy life. I sometimes wonder if there is a hell…hell as we fictionary know it…with flames and all that crazy painful shit. In cases like that this kind of hell should exist. I’m really really sad for this mother….i wish i could tell her something to ease her pain..i know its been 18 years since then but im sure she still feels the same pain…oy yeah…cause nine months is too long.