R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan 1971 – 2018

Thanks for sharing this Kim! I just LoVe The Cranberries and was devastated to hear this out.

By Hook Or By Book


The Irish rock band, the Cranberries, have been one of my favorite groups since the early 1990s. I remember being captivated by both the music and the lyrics of their songs, like Linger, Dreams, Ode to My Family, and especially Zombie from their sophomore album No Need to Argue (1994). Inspired by the IRA bombing in Warrington, Cheshire, England where two children, Jonathan Ball and Tim Parry, were killed, it was controversial, with some critics saying it trivialized the Troubles. It definitely made an impact on me, as I still know the lyrics by heart today.


Another head hangs lowly

Child slowly taken

And the violence, caused such silence

Who are we mistaken?


But you see, it’s not me

It’s not my family

In your head, in your head, they are fighting

With their tanks, and their bombs

And their bombs, and their guns

In your head, in…

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28 thoughts on “R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan 1971 – 2018

  1. I’m so shaken by this. The Cranberries were a huge part of my 90s soundtrack. I STILL listen to their first CD with “Ode to My Family.” I noticed in later albums, Dolores lightened her accent, which I thought was a shame, because that was one of the major appeals of the band for me. Just…damn, it sucks, and she was young as hell, too ;_;

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      1. Have you head the latest news? Apparently it was a suicide. I hear about that and it’s like something in me just sighs. I don’t want to hear the ignorant comments from people who’ve never dealt with mental illness, but you KNOW they’re going to happen 😦

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