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1990 to 2003
November 30, -0001 in Limerick
The Cranberries is an alternative rock band from Limerick, Ireland that formed in 1989 and rose to mainstream popularity in the early 1990's. The band consists of 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, also a member of The Low Network). The band went on hiatus in 2003 and reunited in the summer of 2009.
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2 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.