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“Linger” by The Cranberries - Is it their best song?

What a fucking terrific song. I forgot all about this song (well I haven’t heard it in a long time so that is why) and when I heard the cover version of it (which was terrific) on Cruel Summer memories came back to me from the 90s when the original came out.

My goodness. What a lovely voice Dolores had. RIP.

Love this song. Did you like it?

Was this their best?

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by Anonymousreply 3806/15/2021

Shout out to No Vacation for their wonderful cover version, probably the only cover I ever liked for a Cranberries song.

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by Anonymousreply 106/09/2021

The answer is there really isn't a best song. But if one has to pick? It's clearly Dreams.

by Anonymousreply 206/09/2021

Yes. For sure.

by Anonymousreply 306/09/2021

Dreams FTW

by Anonymousreply 406/09/2021

OP, I love this song.

by Anonymousreply 506/09/2021

I think “When You’re Gone” is their best.

by Anonymousreply 606/09/2021

Their whole first record is pretty great.

by Anonymousreply 706/09/2021

Dreams is gonna be their most known and popular besides Zombie, for whatever reason. Linger is Top 3

by Anonymousreply 806/09/2021

The song is about a fart.

by Anonymousreply 906/09/2021

To all those people doing lines - don't do it

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by Anonymousreply 1006/09/2021

Their lyrics were horribly preachy and laughable, as if someone with a tenuous grasp of the English language had used a rhyming dictionary - and they were fucking native speakers! I could never get over that in any attempt to warm up to their music.

by Anonymousreply 1106/09/2021

Zombie is my favorite song of theirs. Here's their Tiny Desk (NPR) concert. Linger is the first song.

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by Anonymousreply 1206/09/2021

Don’t know yet if anyone else has, but my vote goes to “Dreams.” It was my favorite song EVAH for the longest and can still bathe me in waves of saudade.

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by Anonymousreply 1306/09/2021

R4 Yes!

by Anonymousreply 1406/09/2021

I never liked Zombie.

by Anonymousreply 1506/09/2021

This comment in the Dreams video is, like, [italic]sooo[/italic]…


[quote] You know when you find a song you haven't heard in such a long time and you feel like a piece of your soul has been hiding in it? That's Dreams to me, I'm so glad i found this song again.

by Anonymousreply 1606/09/2021

"Dreams" is their best song by a landslide as far as I'm concerned. The vocals, the jangly guitars, the gorgeous outro—it fills my heart with both sorrow and joy, simultaneously. I remember when Dolores died, a children's choir recorded a live cover of it, and it brought me to tears.

by Anonymousreply 1706/09/2021

R16 like so like for real

by Anonymousreply 1806/09/2021

What killed her?

by Anonymousreply 1906/09/2021

R17 The bass never gets enough credit. It’s the heartbeat of the song.

by Anonymousreply 2006/09/2021

Dreams is their best song.

by Anonymousreply 2106/09/2021

R20 I guess you're right, but that's probably true for most songs. Same with the drums. Still, the jangly, shimmering guitars in "Dreams" are very striking to me (maybe because I play guitar myself).

by Anonymousreply 2206/09/2021

[quote]What killed her?

She was shitfaced drunk and decided that was the perfect time to take a bath. She passed out and drowned. Similar to the same way Whitney died, except Whitney was fucked up on drugs instead of booze.

by Anonymousreply 2306/09/2021

R22 The whole fucking thing is amazing. The bass runs sort contrapuntal to the rest of the song, tonally that is.

by Anonymousreply 2406/09/2021

I wonder if these ODs in bathtubs are really suicides. Not many people really take baths (soak in a filled-up bathtub). If I'm shitfaced drunk or on drugs, I don't think I'd even have the energy to run hot water, etc.

Drowning seems like a painful way to die, though.

by Anonymousreply 2506/09/2021

R25 I don't know exactly how this has been deduced, but I believe that, physiologically speaking, drowning is relatively painless. There is panic initially, but if you're unconscious to begin with (i.e. passing out from an overdose in a bathtub), you wouldn't even have that. If sort of makes sense when you think about it—to die in water is similar to where we begin in the womb. I think a lot of addicts tend to take baths for this reason; being submerged in warm water brings you back to the most comfortable, protected state you've been in: in the womb. Heroin addicts often describe the feeling of a "warm blanket covering their entire body" when they shoot up. Similar terminology. It's that feeling of warmth and equilibrium that they are chasing.

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by Anonymousreply 2706/09/2021

Zombie is most people’s favorite and I never understood why.

by Anonymousreply 2806/10/2021

^Because deep down, we all care very deeply about the Irish troubles of 1916.

by Anonymousreply 2906/10/2021

Actually, R29, that is a very minor reference point compared to the larger, more important and universal message of the song.

A live performance at Woodstock in '94. The drummer is hot.

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by Anonymousreply 3006/10/2021

I hate Zombie, because it was such a hit that the band moved towards rock instead of staying true to their folksy roots. The first two albums are great, To the Faithful Departed is just not as good.

My most favorite song of them is a B-side called Liar.

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by Anonymousreply 3106/10/2021

Never cared for them. Their music seemed manufactured to me and Dolores was the poor man's Sinead.

by Anonymousreply 3206/10/2021

My farts linger.

by Anonymousreply 3306/10/2021

Love this song

by Anonymousreply 3406/15/2021

You know… Every now and then I think you’d like to smell my asshole. I’ll fart so it lingers.

by Anonymousreply 3506/15/2021

I know it's rather cryptic and feels unrelated to the song, but I actually really love the video to this song.

by Anonymousreply 3606/15/2021

It sounds like Ireland to me.

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