Lyrics of “Ode To My Family” released by The Cranberries

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Understand the things I say
Don’t turn away from me
‘Cause I’ve spent half my life out there
You wouldn’t disagree
D’you see me? D’you see
Do you like me? Do you like me standing there?
D’you notice? D’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 if we can

My mother, my mother she hold me
Did 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 some-thing
Better than I am
But I miss you, I miss
‘Cause I liked it, cause I liked it
When I was out there
D’you know this? D’you know
You did not find me, you did not find
Does anyone care?

Unhappiness
Was when I was young
And we didn’t give a damn
‘Cause we were raised
To see life as fun and take if we can

My mother, my mother she hold me
Did she hold me when I was out there
My father, my father he liked me
Oh he liked me, does anyone care?
Does anyone care? Does anyone care?
Does anyone care? Does anyone care?
Does anyone care? Does anyone care?
Does anyone care?

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  1. This song was released in 1994 by the Cranberries, and was written by Dolores O’Riordan and Noel Hogan.
    I read on cranberriesworld.com:
    On January 9th 1994, in an interview given to the Irish Times, Dolores explained that on No Need to Argue “there’s […] songs like Ode To My Family which isn’t very rock’n’roll, it’s about my parents and growing up in Limerick.”
    She added: “’Ode To My Family’ is a paean to the simple old days and the warmth and security of family life.” (January 1994, Hot Press)
    Dolores (November 2002, Hot Press) :
    “You know who really gets that song? People who’ve lost their parents. It breaks their heart listening to that song, ‘cos they go, “Why didn’t I tell them when they were alive?” They go through that weird self-consciousness about certain relationships.”
    During a concert in Montreal in May 2012, Dolores dedicated the song to her father who passed away in November, 2011.

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