If you, if you could return
Don't let it burn
Don't let it fade
I'm sure I'm not being rude
But it's just your attitude
It's tearing me apart
It's ruining every day

I swore, I swore I would be true
And honey so did you
So why were you holding her hand?
Is that the way we stand?
Were you lying all the time?
Was it just a game to you?

But I'm in so deep
You know I'm such a fool for you
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger?
Do you have to, do you have to, do you have to let it linger?

Oh, I thought the world of you
I thought nothing could go wrong
But I was wrong, I was wrong

If you, if you could get by
Trying not to lie
Things wouldn't be so confused
And I wouldn't feel so used
But you always really knew
I just want to be with you

And I'm in so deep
You know I'm such a fool for you
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger?
Do you have to, do you have to, do you have to let it linger?

And I'm in so deep
You know I'm such a fool for you
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger?
Do you have to, do you have to, do you have to let it linger?

You know I'm such a fool for you
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger?
Do you have to, do you have to, do you have to let it linger?


Lyrics submitted by Novartza, edited by TheMirzaei

Linger Lyrics as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan Noel Anthony Hogan

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +4
    My InterpretationToo me this song is about someone who she was dating.

    "Don't let it burn, don't let it fade"

    This guy is distant. Her feelings for him are beginning to dissapear the longer he waits to contact her.

    "It's just your attitude, it's tearing me apart it's ruining every day"

    She really likes this guy and she has become a fool for him. But she can feel something is off about him when he's very distant and confusing by the way he's acting, not knowing where he stands gives her that bad feeling in her stomach, she can't stop thinking about him, wondering what he's thinking and what he wants with her which ruins her days because she can't think off anything else except him.

    "I swore I would be true and honey, so did you"

    They both commited to a relationship where they wouldn't date others.

    "So why were you holding her hand, is that the way we stand?"

    She finds out that the bad feeling she had before is real. She sees him with another girl. He was distant and confusing because he was lying. She's now questioning where they stand in the relationship they have because he told her that he wouldn't be with another girl. This guy is making it more confusing.

    "But I'm in so deep. You know I'm such a fool for you. You've got me wrapped around your finger"

    Even though she knows he's an asshole she can't seem to let him go because the feelings she has for him have grown to deep.

    "Do you have to let it linger?"

    She knows it's wrong to still like him so much and she wants him to let her go because she can't let him go. He holds on to her even though he doesn't want the same thing she wants, a commited relationship.

    "I thought the world of you. I thought nothing could go wrong. But I was wrong"

    She was blinded by her feelings for him, she didn't see what a douchebag he actually was. Now that she's seen what an ass he is she realizes how wrong she was about him but she's still a fool for him.

    "If you could get by, trying not to lie. Things wouldn't be so confused and I wouldn't feel so used"

    He makes it all so confusing by lying, if he could just stop lying and started telling the truth she wouldn't have to feel used by him.

    "But you always really knew, I just want to be with you"

    He knows that she only wants him yet he keeps lying to her about how he feels about her. Holding on to her, keeping her thinking about him everyday.

    It's such a beautiful but sad song. I'm surprised any guy could do this to sweet Dolores.

    I'm going through the exact same thing atm and this is my go to song all the time. Love can be such hell sometimes =(
    chimpsson April 22, 2013   Link

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