"Cordell" as written by and Dolores Mary O'riordan....
Though once you ruled my mind
I thought you'd always be there
And I'll always hold onto your face
But everything changes in time and
the answers are not always fair
and I hope you've gone to a better place

Cordell, time will tell
They say that you've passed away
And I hope that you've gone to a better place
Time will tell, time will tell
They say that you've passed away
And I know that you've gone to a better place
Cordell, Cordell, Cordell...

Your lover and baby will cry
But your presence will always remain
Is this how it was meant to be
You meant something more to me
Than what many people will see
And to hell with the industry


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"Cordell" as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan

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    General Commentobviously about someone's passing away and heaven and things ("you've gone to a better place..")
    and she is missing him
    sad, but pretty
    birdsflyon February 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCordell was responsible for signing the Cranberries and their debut album, Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

    Denny Cordell is the type of guy who, in his 30-year music career, was at nearly every right place at the right time. Born in Buenos Aires but raised in England, Cordell met and befriended Island Records founder Chris Blackwell at the tender age of 21, just as Blackwell's label was taking off; Cordell ended up running the Island subsidiary Aladdin. However, after forming a close association with the Moody Blues, Cordell split with Island to do independent production with the group. The result was "Go Now," one of the Moodies greatest singles, and it led Cordell to setting up his own production company, Straight Ahead, which enlisted the Move and Procol Harum as clients. Already a savvy veteran at this point, Cordell had another twist of fate when he met a young blue-eyed soul singer named Joe Cocker. For the next several years, Cordell masterminded the young Englishman's career to textbook perfection, the obvious example being his production and arranging credits on Cocker's legendary rendition of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends." In 1970, Cordell moved into the next phase of his career when he formed a label with studio sessionman extraordinaire Leon Russell, whom he had met while touring with Cocker. The label, Shelter, issued all of Russell's early solo output, including, Leon Russell & the Shelter People and Carny, and was also the home of rocker Tom Petty's first release. Among other notable releases in Shelter's history was Bob Marley's first American single "Duppy Conqueror." As the '80s came along, Cordell left the music industry to foster another of his loves, horse racing, but the early '90s saw a renewed partnership with Island Records and Chris Blackwell. The result? Cordell was responsible for signing the Cranberries and their debut album, Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We? became a smash hit going platinum several times over. Sadly, Cordell died from lymphoma in 1995. ~ Steve Kurutz, Rovi

    capalaskeron November 10, 2011   Link

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