"The Concept" as written by and Dolores Mary O'riordan....
She wears denim wherever she goes
Says she's gonna get some records by the status quo
Oh yeah oh yeah

Still she won't be forced against her will
Says she don't do drugs but she does the pill
Oh yeah oh yeah

I didn't want to hurt you oh yeah
I didn't want to hurt you oh yeah

Says she likes my hair 'cause it's down my back
Says she likes the group 'cause we pull in the slack
Oh yeah oh yeah

When she's at the gig she takes her car
And she drive us home if it is in a bar
Oh yeah oh yeah

I didn't want to hurt you oh yeah
I didn't want to hurt you oh yeah

I didn't want to hurt you oh yeah
I didn't want to hurt you oh yeah


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"The Concept" as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan

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    My InterpretationThis song is so beautiful. I think it's about a sort of groupie-ish girl who followed them around, i.e. always there at gigs and offering to drive them home, but after a while the guy singing, whether it's actually from the point of view of the real singer or not, began to realise that he really liked, her, but he had already treated her really badly because he thought that as a "rock star" that that was what he was meant to do. By the time she's gone he realises how much he misses her. That's just what I thought. I'm probably wrong.
    Strangleron April 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is telling a story of a girl he once loved, but treated bad. he is saying how he didnt mean to treat her bad, but you get a sense in this song that its too late. the end guitar solo is so moving, you know right away how he is feeling when he wrote this song. the emotional outpour is amazing in the last half of this song.
    Sicmanon December 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy life my brutal life is what this song meaning to me.
    paoon April 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis tune being played alive in the Reading festival(middle 90's...) is so touchy...man....it can make you cry!
    BrazilianFanon April 24, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I didn't want to hurt you... ." I think we've all been there.

    I believe he says "she'll drive us home if there isn't a bar."
    lsteneron December 26, 2008   Link

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