It makes me lonely
It makes me very lonely
When I see you here waitin' on
He makes me tired, he makes me very tired
And inside of me, lingers on

But you have your heart
Don't believe it, and you will find it
Waitin' on
Everything I said, oh, well I meant it
And inside my head, holdin' on

'Cos if I died tonight
Would you hold my hand, no
Would you understand
And if I lived in spite
Would you still be here, no
Would you disappear

Surely must be you
Surely must be you
But I don't make you lonely
I'll get over you
I'll get over you
But I don't make you lonely

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Everything I Said Lyrics as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan Noel Anthony Hogan

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +4
    General CommentI think it is saying that the guy told her they could not be together, that he felt so alone, even when she was around. And this is her way of saying, you felt lonely because you will not let yourself get close to anyone, not because of me. It is just easier to blame her than realize the problem starts with himself.
    kaleidoscopeeyes8on May 14, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"...Surely must be you But I don't make you lonely
    I'll get over you But I don't make you lonely..."
    These have to be the saddest words ever spoken. Reminds me of getting broke up with and thinking he was the one, but he isn't even thinking about me, you know. This song has to be one of my favorites.
    muziqon March 31, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think basically this song is saying how her lover left her and made her so lonely and at the end she says that she'll get over him but she's not gonna make him lonely like he did.
    ---kia---on December 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure exactly but I think she's in love with him and she knows he has feeling for her but she dont think he's sure of himself. She wants him to prove his true feelings for her.."'Cos if I died tonight
    Would you hold my hand, no
    Would you understand
    And if I lived in spite
    Would you still be there, no
    Would you disappear"

    Would you love me in enough to be there for me no matter what happens or would you just leave me?
    Anyway that's what I think...Cranberries are a good band..I love the way she sings
    chamberchic86on March 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm totally agree with Kaleidoscope.
    CoobyMXon November 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, and this is one of my favorite songs by The Cranberries!
    CoobyMXon November 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about how she loves someone who loves someone else. she feels so alone but he doesn't because he's in love with someone else and shes just asking him questions when she already knows the answers
    oxobrittoxoon September 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how this song starts out as a kind of simple, sad reflection on things, but the during the "'cause if I died..." verse the music suddenly gets angrier...and as the verse ends the music goes back to normal...
    Cam-winon September 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAllright, pals, i agree with everyone in certain bits, that she loves one impossible, that she's just in love but not reciprocated, that she is in love with a jackass, but the only thing i just can't get until now is... what the,,, did she said that gives this song its name?

    Note that anyone has spoken about this mere detail... and that's the reason i've search and found this page. I would be very pleased and grateful if you were so kind to tell me...

    why this pretty beautiful song is called like this?
    what does it mean?
    and what matters the most: what did she said? that she meant it.
    angelfire09on November 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful….
    James Deanon April 06, 2015   Link

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