I have to admit that the song “The Journey” *** wasn’t my favorite song of the album as much as a first single should be…i loved it but it wasn’t my favorite until i realise what is all about.Now i feel its one of the most complete and meaningful songs Dolores O’Riordan ever wrote. Having known the way she wrote it and the only few minutes needed to write it makes it even more perfect for me.
It’s obviously inspired by the journey of life as she says many times, she also said “you live only once so enjoy every day you live”..or “there are people who carried you and supported you when you were weak,when you were low,be sure to cherrish them” and beautiful things like that…and because of this i caught my self feeling much better while in any different case i d be bored or even miserable.
see.. really is important what this woman brings to my life and i think we should all try to understand what she says..the glass is half full if you believe it…and if you listen to her you can enjoy every day because this might be your perfect day and maybe it can’t be any better..
i was so happy that she reffered to that parable…because it shows how she is connected with God and how she can make everything she thinks a great song.
Take a minute to read it if you dont know it already
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord,
“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one
set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?”
The Lord replied,
“The times when you have
seen only one set of footprints,
is when I carried you.”
NOW check the song and listen the lyrics. the video is as beautiful as the song is..
at last but not least, here i’m posting one of my most favorite interviews she ever had..
the fifth part is my favorite. I go and watch it every few days, especially when i’m tending to become sad for any reason.It works for me…She is wise she takes away my fears and everything bad…i love her.
THANK YOU once again Dolores!
*** for those who dont know the song,this is the first single from Dolores’ second solo record’No Baggage’ and please go and buy it right now!
I could use both mixed titles to describe today’s post.
it’s about two of the best Cranberries songs. “daffodil lament” and “electric blue”
i remember when i first listened to “electric blue” in “to the faithful departed” album (1996)
i was so amazed by the fact that the intro in this song was the same as the outro of “daffodil lament” a masterpiece from the previous album “no need to argue” (1994)
i was trying to synchronise the intro with the outro using a cassette tape and a vinyl LP.
i tried hours to do this.i still dont know why…
haha, ok i was still a child..
..apparently of that i was very affected by both of the songs.
i totally believe that Daffodil Lament is just the best song ever written but i know you probably dont like exagerates so i stop.
i stopped trying to listen the songs at the same time and i thought about it more..why do they choose to “connect” the two songs this way? COULD BE accidentaly..yes, this is very likely but i like my version more.
i feel that the second song was the 2nd part of the story.
Daffodil is about a broken relation ship from the very start with all the fear, disappointment,hasitation and courage someone must have to break up and then to move on and stand alone…try start over and see positive things again…while Electric is like surviving all the previous and finding a new love…a God sent “guardian angel” that change your life and somoene you can count on and so on…there is the comfort finally along with some agony to keep it this way…
i am very glad things turned this way for Dolores. in both sorrow and joy she can create some beautiful and epic songs like those two. thanks Dolores and lads…i would even Thank Don Burton for inspiring her to write electric blue along with so many great lovesongs she wrote because of him..but i would never thank the a$$hole who made her suffer when she wrote the sad songs of their debut and the following ones… im sure he knows now that he couldnt be more stupid…and she can turn “shit” into “gold” as she did with the first albums when many songs were inpired by this bad relation ship.
anyway..here’s the lyrics and the songs to listen one after the other…find the connection…and if you dont its ok..it’s a nice listening isnt it?