"Forever Yellow Skies" as written by and Dolores Mary O'riordan....
Yellow Sky
I can see you in the yellow sky
See you again
I'll see you again
In my dreams
Morning light
I remember morning light
Outside my door
I'll see you no more
In my dreams
Forever
Forever I'll be
Forever holding you
Responsible
Black and white
It's become so black and white
It's become so wrong
So insecure
You're so insecure
That's what you are
Forever
Forever I'll be
Forever holding you
Responsible


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"Forever Yellow Skies" as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan

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    General Commentthis song makes me dance.
    xxdistanceon April 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI don't dance when I hear this song because that would make me a danger to society (you'd have to see me to believe it...I broke a ceiling lamp the other day doing just that). BUT, I do love this song. First of all, the music rocks. Then the vocals (the ones without words) kick in, and everythings perfect. Then O'Riordan starts yelling these lines, and it only gets better. Energy is what it's all about.
    didiercollardon March 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to me, airplane-nut that I am, that Dolores is just describing "flying away" from a relationship. This is evident in the title and at the end where it sounds like there's a propeller running. Flying has always been a symbol of being carefree, and talking about an ex while just flying away is just her saying, I'm not going to trouble myself with someone like you anymore
    clovis-pepinon June 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis one is such a great revenge song without you even knowing it at first, the lyrics seem so pure at first listen, and they are but...

    then you realize how shes over his/her bullshit and shes going to hold them responsible, this song always makes me feel so good, and yeah i like to dance to it too:) i cant believe there are not more comments, this is one of the best cran. songs ever!
    prestonmon May 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAh, yes, this is one of their best songs. The lyrics are surprising, since at the beginning you only hear
    'Forever
    Forever I'll be
    Forever holding you'
    and only at the very end of the chorus she adds 'Responsible' which changes the meaning into the exactly opposite.

    And yes, it makes you want to dance :)
    MuminPLon September 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about death. "in my dreams" thats the only place where she sees him again. Maybe it was suicide, cuz she says "Responsible" and "insecure" and you know how "yellow" it is to commit suicide. And also I have found that "Yellow sky" is a movie... And the subtitle I couldn't find in the English title, but in my German translation it would be: "Yellow Sky - Lady of the dead city". That's my interpretation but I may be wrong. I might as well be sooooooo wrong :D. But does anyone agree?? See ya ;)
    wagon March 03, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionI just find this song so sad to listen to. Particularly with the 'ow ow ow' sections and 'ow-oo, ow-oo' it's almost like a child who has been hurt or a wolf howling in pain. That - to me - hints at such a painful loss, that feeling of something just being ripped away from you. Then there's the overall feeling of the song, musically. On the surface it's a lively, rebellious sound (in a teenage sense). Looking at it on a deeper level, however, it's a feeling of someone's anger and bitterness exploding outward.

    An image always comes to my mind of a woman lashing out in rage, laying into someone close by, most likely the person who has died, who is holding her and trying to console her as she is also crying uncontrollably. Almost as if he's saying "There, There, it'll be alright" but she is just sobbing, raging and pleading.
    TheMusicMan201on December 08, 2014   Link

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