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The Cranberries — God Be With You
Album: Treasure Box
Avg rating:
6.4

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Total ratings: 611









Released: 1998
Length: 3:31
Plays (last 30 days): 0
The truth will never hide
even though I tried
they tried to take my pride
but they only took my father from me
they only took my father
even though I cried
even though I tried again

God be with you Ireland
God be with you Ireland

Sometimes I was afraid
even though I prayed
I've lost my religion now
you took that, too, somehow

Blood upon my hands
blood upon thy hands, again

(I have served my time)
God be with you Ireland
(suffered for my crime)
God be with you Ireland

(I have served my time)
God be with you Ireland
(suffered for my crime)
God be with you Ireland

God be with you Ireland...
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R.I.P. Dolores. 

And God be with you Ireland post-Brexit!
 cohifi wrote:
Intense!  I bet tebow listens to rp, too !
 
Nah, he's too busy turning water to Gatoraide.


Intense!  I bet tebow listens to rp, too !
Finally.  Here is the first, the one, the only one to date, to which I could apply any number of awful, funny, acerbic comments for which RP devotees are famous.  Like the ones normally reserved for, oh, Natalie Merchant. Words like "grating", "non-musical", "nothing redeeming" or , How Low!, sucko-barfo.
I truly don't like the Cranberries.  

At one time, long ago, I used a part of 'Zombie' as background for my answering mach. message....
Heard The Cranberries on the radio today and wondered if RP stilled played them - they do!
I like this, this group seemed to have so much promise when I heard Linger which is a great song, then the rest of their music was bland, formulaic and her voice started to grate. Good to hear another song I like from them though!
Mildly trippy, yet steeped in traditional music.  I like it.
Nice
7 - Quite Likable. Though I think it'll grow on me. {#Smile}

I'm a Cranberries fan, and I quite like her unique voice. There isn't another voice like Delores' out there, and I think it works well for their music.
Well at least she sings in her local accent, and not with an American accent as do 99% of all singers!  (singers in the English language that is).
 bbryan wrote:
I'm with the "great backing/song, really annoying singing". I realize that's part of the Cranberries schtick, but I can think of so many female singers who could have raised the level of this track. Though I will be the first to admit that it's a love it/hate it phenomenon (e.g. I love Tom Waits voice).
 
There are many singers whose (strong) native accents are acoustically invisible (or nearly so). It makes me think of "country" music in the US. The singers force the southern accent into their voice. I find that pretty annoying, as I do Ms. O'Riordan's voice.

Sadly, this is an otherwise compelling piece of music.


I'm with the "great backing/song, really annoying singing". I realize that's part of the Cranberries schtick, but I can think of so many female singers who could have raised the level of this track. Though I will be the first to admit that it's a love it/hate it phenomenon (e.g. I love Tom Waits voice).
 volnomad wrote:
Ugh! For some reason her voice reminds me of fingers scratching a chalk board.
 
I really like her voice, but I'd reduce the drums and violins.

Good music, but that voice... Agh!
 Bridieboo wrote:

I've never cared for The Cranberries but I do like this song.  I think it's the drums and violin.



 
I feel exactly the opposite.


 25demayo wrote:


He has departed RP. Good riddance.
 

{#Clap}    I have enough negativity in my life.....

 Frater_Kork wrote:

Isn't that the Doctor Who bass line?
Dolores would make an awsome Dalek {#Shifty}


 

Ha!  Brilliant!  It does sound like it, just a different time signature.
 JohnErle wrote:
Reminds me of Sinead O'Connor's version of I Am Stretched On Your Grave. Especially when the fiddle takes over. Good song, though.
 
Looks like I'm not the first person to notice the resemblance.  :)

This reminds me a good deal of Sinead O'Connor's "I Am Stretched On Your Grave".  This is a good thing, and much more interesting that I expect of the Cranberries.
6 ohh, nobody saw that did they?
 horstman wrote:
As Excelsior would say:{#Puke}
 

He has departed RP. Good riddance.

I've never cared for The Cranberries but I do like this song.  I think it's the drums and violin.


As Excelsior would say:{#Puke}

ouch! this hurts the ears! suckobarfo!!!


 susafina wrote:
Just raised from an 8 to a 9.
 

{#Yes}
Ugh! For some reason her voice reminds me of fingers scratching a chalk board.
Just raised from an 8 to a 9.
This is a nice break...by break I mean time to get up walk away and hope it is over by the time I return.

{#Stop}

 

also because of the elements of the traditional folklore of the Irland ..... -  ** 7 **


Totally digging the drums that kick in.

Isn't that the Doctor Who bass line?
Dolores would make an awsome Dalek {#Shifty}


 bdblinux wrote:
Some really creative set lists here... searching for the word "God" reveals the last 2 tracks and this one. RP needs a better algorithm for playlists.
 
I would posit that RP's playlist is set up by a billgorithm, not an algorithm.  I don't think there's anyone named Al working there.


mute
 COLLINMP wrote:
This song is amazing and powerful. Anyone who doesn't appreciate this song should become a little more cultured.

 

I await your culturing.
Boy this movie really stunk!

bdblinux wrote:
Some really creative set lists here... searching for the word "God" reveals the last 2 tracks and this one. RP needs a better algorithm for playlists.
WTF?
Papernapkin wrote:
Have some consideration. Came here to see interesting comments. The graphic vomit animationm is off-putting. Thanks.
out of consideration, I deleted one of the barfing stewie images. . .
May just be my Irish heritage but I really like the her voice . . . :good-vibes: :good-vibes:
Have some consideration. Came here to see interesting comments. The graphic vomit animationm is off-putting. Thanks.
lighten up ferchrissakes.
I can't take that vocal warble. Pretty song other than that. It's like a magic marker making a big slash across a beautiful painting.
This song is amazing and powerful. Anyone who doesn't appreciate this song should become a little more cultured.
It's not so much the song as the lead singer's voice....I cannot stand it....ugh!!!
I know I'm in the minority, but I just can't take the flurgin duhglirgun singing. Ahhhhh.
up 1 to 9 :clap:
...really powerful - grows on me each time i hear it...
Excellent sound..no rag at all from me..
I really like this song! I can understand how her vocals could rag, but I have always felt that they were a central part of the cranberries unique sound
Some really creative set lists here... searching for the word "God" reveals the last 2 tracks and this one. RP needs a better algorithm for playlists.
like a human bagpipe :shifty:
musikalia wrote:
Arrrrrgh! :frustrated: That woman's voice ruins the whole song!
I think she has some serious pain ....
Arrrrrgh! :frustrated: That woman's voice ruins the whole song!
Ando wrote:
Didn't I hear that violin in the Hounds of Love album?
I thought it was the soundtrack for Last of the Mohicans.
celadonstone wrote:
How about ZOMBIE! ZOMBIE! ZOMBIE-IE-IE-IE IE! which is often linked with what was happening in the former Yugoslavia? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ1urTGaWik
Actually, given that the Cranberries are an Irish band and that you can see lots of British troops and pro-IRA graffiti in the video it would be quite a strech to connect it to the Balkans conflict rather than that in Northern Ireland ...
prickelpit96 wrote:
Did I miss something? Any special 'god's day' today?? Or did Bill lately experience some kind of traumatic moment? :eek: :cheesygrin:
Yeah, It seems so... or the computer random music machinery just decided to be more spiritual than usual... :boohoo:
1:33 am - The Cranberries - God Be With You 1:28 am - Patty Griffin - Little God 1:22 am - Dandy Warhols - Godless
Did I miss something? Any special 'god's day' today?? Or did Bill lately experience some kind of traumatic moment? :eek: :cheesygrin:
ThePoose wrote:
''even d'oh I tried'' she says
In linguistics, the ''th'' sound is difficult and comes late in speech ontogenesis. In some cultures, it doesn't come at all: this is one of them.
lionirons wrote:
Hate the (yodely) vocals.
They are kind of like Bjorks "growly thing" for me....good in very small doses.
Didn't I hear that violin in the Hounds of Love album?
That was a killer transition from Dandy Warhols! :yes: I'm not a big Cranberries fan, but this song is excellent. Great instrumentation and mood. Strong 8!
Hate the
yodely
vocals.
:meditate: :twisted:
Kdubba wrote:
Mi troot is a hurt'n'
''even d'oh I tried'' she says
Caribbeing wrote:
What's "the troot"? She sings about "the troot", but I have no idea what that means. . .
dwhayslett wrote:
YA CAN'T HANDLE THA TROOT!
It's obviously "the truth". I offer the following scientific discourse as evidence. Vinny: Is it possible, the two utes. . . Judge: Eh, the two what? Uh, uh, what was that word? Vinny: Uh, what word? Judge: Two what? Vinny: What? Judge: Uh, did you say 'Utes'? Vinny: Yeah, two utes. Judge: What is a ute? Vinny: Oh, excuse me, your honor. Two YOUTHS
Now every time I hear these guys I think of the hilarious comment some wit made in another Cranberries thread where they paraodied the lyrics to be about how their lyrics are repetitious.
Caribbeing wrote:
What's "the troot"? She sings about "the troot", but I have no idea what that means...
You can't handle the troot! It's much to wet and slippery. Leave it in the water where it belongs.
The_Enemy wrote:
Wot? Ya ne'er bin fish'n 'n' caught a troot?
Mi troot is a hurt'n'
Hannio wrote:
Yer wanting tha troot, are ye? I'LL GIVE YA THA TROOT!
YA CAN'T HANDLE THA TROOT!
celadonstone wrote:
How about ZOMBIE! ZOMBIE! ZOMBIE-IE-IE-IE IE! which is often linked with what was happening in the former Yugoslavia? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ1urTGaWik
Wow... I never saw the video before... that is pretty... dark. Thx.
jlind wrote:
I didn't realise this was from the Cranberries... what a departure from everything else I've heard from them... its like dark.
How about ZOMBIE! ZOMBIE! ZOMBIE-IE-IE-IE IE! which is often linked with what was happening in the former Yugoslavia? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ1urTGaWik
Caribbeing wrote:
What's "the troot"? She sings about "the troot", but I have no idea what that means...
Wot? Ya ne'er bin fish'n 'n' caught a troot?
Caribbeing wrote:
What's "the troot"? She sings about "the troot", but I have no idea what that means...
Yer wanting tha troot, are ye? I'LL GIVE YA THA TROOT!
What's "the troot"? She sings about "the troot", but I have no idea what that means...
I didn't realise this was from the Cranberries... what a departure from everything else I've heard from them... its like dark.
JohnErle wrote:
Reminds me of Sinead O'Connor's version of I Am Stretched On Your Grave. Especially when the fiddle takes over. Good song, though.
Excellent comparison. Have to say I love Sinead's song and I'm kind of digging the passion in this one.
Marr wrote:
Now let us be honest with our american selves. THere has been plenty of sectarian strife right here in the good ol' U S of A.
Who said there wasn't? I'm not dissing Ireland or GB, I'm dissing religidiots.
Don't typically like the Cranberries. Her voice is just a bit ... *well* But the fiddle and the drum on this one brings me in every time. *nods* I like it.
It's Enya! How nice...oh..wait, nope, not Enya... oh well... :roflol:
horstman wrote:
I can't even turn my used cds of the cranberries in for a trade! Guess that says it all. Where did the cds end up, you ask? In the garbage, naturally. :razz:
Oh I love Garbage too!!! I could listen to both all day! ;-)
I can't even turn my used cds of the cranberries in for a trade! Guess that says it all. Where did the cds end up, you ask? In the garbage, naturally. :razz:
teo wrote:
God? What's going on?
LOL!!
I love this song. It stirs the ancestral tribal feelings in me much the same way bagpipe music does.
physicsgenius wrote:
The religious issue to which I refer is not the use of phrase "God be with you" but the sect vs sect ridiculousness that plagues Great Britain and Ireland.
Now let us be honest with our american selves. THere has been plenty of sectarian strife right here in the good ol' U S of A.
Wow. This is truly crap. :puke: :puke: :puke:
the Gangs of New York film is playing in my head!
Was this recorded during an earthquake?
Ersatz Celtic pseudo yodeling :puke:
This is horrible. if there was a time to turn down the volume, it's now.
I think my ears are BLEEDING!!!!! :frustrated:
Dolores the Whine and the Whineberries ....
God? What's going on?
That falsetto break just gets tiresome, real soon.
crockydile wrote:
Her voice make Crocky lose appeetite.
I'm with you on that one. Either you love it or hate it. I'm not in the 'love it' category for sure.
It's a very good one :bananasplit:
Nice little waltz. :meditate:
:war:
Two opposable thumbs up!
Dolores O'Riordan has an incredible voice, it's primal and evocative - the celtic feel of this song and the fiddle .... incredible. Lovely :boohoo:
Atrocious.
Her voice make Crocky lose appeetite.
I hate to sound presumptuous but I can sing just like her, without the fame, glory and studio production. Life is so not fair. :cry:
Reminds me of Sinead O'Connor's version of I Am Stretched On Your Grave. Especially when the fiddle takes over. Good song, though.
This is the first song after two hours of listening that made me want to rate it. Kinda says it all for me. What a voice.
Marr wrote:
Dude, you're going to trash a song where you like the music and singing because it is political and a little religious? Kinda lame. Besides, from reading the lyrics it sounds like she's lost her faith and "God be with you" is more a habitual statement of her desire for someone, anyone, anything out there to look out for her beloved land. Would any of us who love our country (though not necessarily its leaders) do any less? Added later; I suppose I should give you credit for having given this song a 6 in spite of your comments.
The religious issue to which I refer is not the use of phrase "God be with you" but the sect vs sect ridiculousness that plagues Great Britain and Ireland.
daveesh wrote:
ugh.
Bewitching voice; about time we have songs with some substance rather than trite songs of love
ugh.
physicsgenius wrote:
Good music and singing, but I hate political songs. And when the politics are based on stupid religious issues, so much the worse.
Dude, you're going to trash a song where you like the music and singing because it is political and a little religious? Kinda lame. Besides, from reading the lyrics it sounds like she's lost her faith and "God be with you" is more a habitual statement of her desire for someone, anyone, anything out there to look out for her beloved land. Would any of us who love our country (though not necessarily its leaders) do any less? Added later; I suppose I should give you credit for having given this song a 6 in spite of your comments.
soundtrack running in a mad wiccan's head
Good music and singing, but I hate political songs. And when the politics are based on stupid religious issues, so much the worse.
love the fiddle, nice job bill :boohoo:
By far my favorite C'berries song. Way way far.
another group that doesn't produce much I don't like.
I love this song of theirs... one of my favorites. I rather like the Cranberries and love her voice... the drum and fiddle just really add to this peice. Excellent!
better than the last couple albums, used to love these guys then we had a serious falling apart. I'll have to hear something else from this album. 6 for now
Love the way she can flip her voice...
The instrumental background (electronic) sounds like Venus Hum.
rulebritannia wrote:
A CBerry song that I like......that Bill is a magician!
It was originally written for or at least featured in the Devil's Own soundtrack around the time of their 3rd studio album.
i thought this was going to be Enya's Bodicca for a moment.