"Salvation" as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan and Noel Hogan....
To all the people doing lines
Don't do it, don't do it
Inject your soul with liberty
It's free, it's free
To all the kids with heroin eyes
Don't do it, don't do it
'Cause it's not, not what it seems
Oh no it's not, not what it seems

[Chorus]
Salvation, Salvation, Salvation is free
Salvation, Salvation, Salvation is free

To all the parents with sleepless nights
Sleepless nights
Tie your kids home to their beds
Clean their heads
To all the kids with heroin eyes
Don't do it, don't do it
'Cause it's not, not what it seems
No no it's not, not what it seems

[Chorus]


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"Salvation" as written by Noel Hogan Dolores Mary O'riordan

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  • +1
    General Comment(sigh) one of the things i like about the cranberries is that they're out there making messages about society, life, government, etc. plus, she has an awesome voice.
    juliashopeon July 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about not tying yourself to drugs. It costs nothing to be clean, in all senses of the word.
    Mainstreeton July 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song means that drug is not necessary to be happy
    pure_insanityon May 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song!! Another great song, from another great album! Definitely about steering clear of drugs, and she's telling parents to do whatever they have to do to get their kids off them...Or, to prevent them from getting into the drugs in the first place...
    MaggieMichelle
    MaggieMichelleon November 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely LOVE the video for this.
    PURE_MASSACREon February 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I agree about the meaning you guys said. ohh, I love that voice !!
    Catroaron July 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn the "Best of DVD" Dolores says "This is after my child was born. And no I have done everything and could die at once".
    wagon March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell this song is just kindof....out there.There's absolutely no deep meaning...like Zombie or Ode to my Family,for instance.But still,good song.
    Mmhmm_rkon April 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favourites. i am sooooooooo glad: dolores has recorded a soloalbum and we can buy it this year! this has made me sooooo glad. you too?
    wagon April 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentum, no. this song has an obvious meaning. STAY CLEAN. It's free, it's easy to not start as a teen and parents should help keep their kids off of drugs. This sense of inner peace (salvation) is free. You don't need the drugs (or any other un natural disturbance) to free you
    sixedhearton June 03, 2006   Link

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