1990 to 2003
November 30, -0001 in Limerick
The Cranberries are an alternative Irish rock band who formed in Limerick in 1989. The band members are Dolores O'Riordan (vocals, keyboards, guitars), Noel Hogan (guitars, vocals, also a member of Mono Band), Mike Hogan (bass, vocals), and Fergal Lawler (drums, percussion, and a member of The Low Network). They rose to mainstream popularity and then international fame in the early 1990s. Their debut album called Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?, became a commercial success and they sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. They will always be remembered for the huge hits"Zombie", and "Linger".
Thoughts on Songs with The Cranberries
3 years ago
I think that the lyrics are referring to how a Bosnian patriot started WWI, wanting freedom for his country. They are stating how they feel it was unfair of Bosnia to start the war. I am Bosnian and think it is ridiculous to blame all of Bosnia for just one citizen's actions upon Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The lyrics also say," Sarajevo changed my mind," most likely referring to the fact that Archduke Ferdinand was shit in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Summarizing my comment, the lyrics are looking down on Bosnia in shame of WWI.